Have you ever visited a historical site or even seen a house in a movie and thought, “that’s exactly the kind of house I want to live in”? Well, there’s a group of homeowners just like you that took that dream and built it into reality. The Wall Street Journal captured some of these replica homes on video, and we just had to share because they’re each so amazing.
From the fictional Disney Up house to the White House, this eccentric group of homeowners has built their dream homes — that just happen to be exact replicas of notable sites from around the world. And the results are crazy cool.
1. The Up house
Lynette Hamblin and her husband Clinton built this exact replica of the house in Disney’s Up in Herriman, Utah, in 2011 for about $400,000 according to The Wall Street Journal. The Up theme carries into the house, where custom furniture and accessories were made to complete the doppelgänger dwelling. This shows true commitment to the theme.
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2. Virginia governor’s mansion
In St. Charles, Illinois, Ellen and Ted Roberts build a replica of the Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, after Ellen fell in love on a trip to the historic residence built in 1813.
The Roberts finished their version in 1995.
3. The White House
A replica of the 1924 White House in Morgan’s Point, Texas, was purchased by Judy Masson in 2013 for just over $3 million.
According to The Wall Street Journal, this is just one of at least six knock-off White Houses that have been built by die-hard American history buffs.
4. Petit Trianon
Centre Island, New York, is where you’ll find this French-inspired home built to exact specifications after the Petit Trianon at Versailles for an unnamed Chinese homeowner who sold the property in 2013 for $9.5 million.
5. Virginia Governor’s Palace
In McLean, Virginia, there’s this home of former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, which is on the market for $4.2 million and constructed to mirror the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia.
So if you’re in the market for a new house yourself, maybe consider building an imitation house of your very own. Who says you can’t have your very own Munster’s mansion or even a Full House inspired by the sitcom? If you can dream it, you can build it, for a price, of course.
Check out The Wall Street Journal’s full video of replica homes.