'Up' house replica boosts tourism in Utah city

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - October 14, 2011

The Salt Lake Tribune reports an estimated 27,000 visitors have come to Herriman since the vibrant green-and-pink house opened this summer. One of the home's builders, Blair Bangerter, says about 1,000 people visit the home each week.

Herriman's population is about 20,000.

The 2,800-square-foot, 4-bedroom home is a precision re-creation of the house in the 2009 movie. It features a stenciled mailbox in front of the house that reads "Carl & Ellie" as a nod to the main characters.

Bangerter says he and his brothers - who collectively own Bangerter Homes - wanted to replicate the house because it's iconic and plays an important role in the movie. They got permission from Disney to use the movie to promote their creation.

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