• Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

There’s A Real-Life Version Of The Simpsons House And It’s Actually Uncanny

A real-life version of The Simpsons’ iconic home has been replicated – and it’s honestly uncanny.

Yep, builders Kaufman and Broad have recreated the cartoon abode – belonging to Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie – in super-precise detail, on the streets of Nevada.

The property cost $120,000 (£87,892) to complete, and looks the spitting image of 742 Evergreen Terrace in Springfield – where we’ve seen the Simpsons have lived happily for over three decades in the much loved series.

The Simpsons kitchen replica (Credit: Fox/ Kaufman and Broad)

Trawling through every nook and cranny of the home on TV, the orange house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms – much like on screen – as well as the Simpson family’s famous bay windows and driveway (which has seen many a car crash from drunken Homer over the years).

The garden also features Bart’s treehouse, and there’s a barbecue and a swing set out there, too.

The home has copied every little detail from the cartoon (Credit: Fox/Kaufman and Broad)
The home has copied every little detail from the cartoon (Credit: Fox/Kaufman and Broad)

Just a look at pictures from the property and you can see just how spot on the decoration is, as well.

From the orange sofa and lopsided boat painting on the wall to the yellow and blue tiled kitchen floor and the purple kitchen cupboards and identical light fittings, they really have thought of everything.

Every detail of the home has been considered (Credit: Fox/ Kaufman and Broad)
Every detail of the home has been considered (Credit: Fox/ Kaufman and Broad)

Designers said they honed in on two rooms specifically, for the refurb – Bart’s room and the living room – although they still think the whole property replicates about 90 percent of what you see on the show.

You’ll have to get your microphone out for the finer details, like the peanut butter and jelly sandwich under Bart’s bed and the miniature Duff beer cans dotted about, the saggy living room couch and those corn kitchen curtains.

Located at 712 Red Bark Lane in Henderson, Nevada, the home was originally part of a competition, run by Pepsi and Fox, and was available to win back in 1997.

Bart's bedroom was replicated in fine detail (Credit: Fox)
Bart’s bedroom was replicated in fine detail (Credit: Fox)
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The winner of the competition was eligible to either take the home or accept a $75,000 (£55,673) cash prize.

However, things backfired when the winner, Barbara Howard, went for the cash instead, explaining she lived almost 2,000 miles away on a farm in Richmond, Kentucky, and needed the money to support her family, instead.

She told LA Times at the time: “Honey, I’d give my eyeteeth to pick up and move there, but my family being in the shape it’s in, I can’t.”

Maggie's bedroom (Credit: Fox)
Maggie’s bedroom (Credit: Fox)

Subsequently, thousands of people lined up to see the property, with queues as long as two hours at a time when it first opened to the public.

Then, eventually the house was sold to Danielle – a secretary at Kaufman and Broad, who repainted much of the property and repaired the ware and tear from all the visitors it had welcomed.

“They had put in flooring, but the paint was original, so no two touching walls were the same colour,” she told Mental Floss. “The master bedroom had a lavender ceiling, pink moulding, and four different-coloured walls. It was like being in a Crayola box.”

Homer and Marge's bedroom (Credit: Fox)
Homer and Marge’s bedroom (Credit: Fox)

While Danielle confirmed that she sometimes get visitors to her home, and always keeps the doors locked, she acknowledged that it was just part and parcel of living in the iconic property.

Believe it or not, she added that she regularly gets letters addressed to the Simpson family – and, what’s more, she even lives next to the son of a pastor (let’s hope he’s less annoying than Ned Flanders!).