The house was built by Kaufman and Broad Home Construction – costing the company $120,000 and 49 days of work. It was then raffled off as part of a promotion by Fox and Pepsi.
As the Simpsons celebrates its 24th anniversary today, images of a replica of the cartoon characters’ house – which was built as a promotion in the Nineties – have resurfaced. The four-bedroom, 2,200-square-foot home built in Henderson, Nevada, featured all the iconic details of Marge and Homer’s fictional home, from its yellow walls to its brightly-colored interiors.
According to Curbed, a building team pored over more than 100 episodes of the show to get every facet of the house right before unveiling it in August 1997.
With no one to live in the house, it was repainted and resold as a private residence in 2001. Today the home is still there, although all of the cartoon colors have been covered over with a beige stucco.