The real-life Up house, built in Herriman, Utah, has captured the hearts of people all over the world. It captivated Clinton and Lynette Hamblin so much that they went out and bought the house. The dedicated fans of the film that they are, they prefer to keep the exterior of the house as-is, with its bright colors shining years into the future. However, there is now a real danger that the house will have to be repainted to fall in line with the rules of the homeowners association.
KSL Utah ran a story describing the controversy:
While some neighbors approve of the colorful addition to the small neighborhood, others dislike how much the house sticks out. One neighbor, Josh Bohrn, says:
“We see it every morning when we wake up and eat breakfast,” Bohrn said. “We would like to not have to see multi-colors as we look out of our windows.”
It is unclear on what the outcome will be, but if this divide continues, the house may have to be repainted in a less colorful manner. Bangerter Homes, the builder, expects the final decision to be made sometime in the next month.
The Hamblins are hopeful that the house’s colors will stay the way they are. I have to say that I remain hopeful as well.
Source: KSL Utah