The Sad Story of the Real-Life Simpsons House

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Back in the day before decent digital cameras, a Fox and Pepsi-sponsored competition was held with the main prize being a life-size replica of The Simpsons' house. Unfortunately its winner chose a cash-prize alternative, and the house was stripped and sold.

Spanning 2,200sq/foot, the four bedroom house was erected in Henderson, Nevada, in 1997. The decorators had to watch over 100 episodes of The Simpsons to get the colors and furnishings just right for the eventual owner. Sadly, the retired factory-worker from Kentucky chose $75,000 instead of the house—which cost $120,000 to build—and so the house was sold in 2001, sans-Simpsons colors. [Choices, Las Vegas Adventurer, Contaminated and PRNewswire via Curbed]