Whether you're a fan of The Simpsons or not, you've gotta admit that a real-life Simpsons house sounds pretty legit. We mean, isn't it every guy's dream to live in the house of his favorite cartoon? Personally, we're partial to Arnold's bedroom from Hey! Arnold, but, hey, to each their own. Seriously though, Arnold's bedroom was #goals. Anyway, as it turns out, this real-life Simpsons house wasn't entirely built out of some crazy fantasy. It was for a contest (because it was the 90s and stuff like that was normal).
According to Esquire the house was built in 1997, the plan was for the house to serve as the "grand prize" on a TV show called The Simpsons House Give Away, with the winner choosing between the property or a $75,000 cash prize."
The winner, Barbara Howard, went on to choose the money — good thinking, Barbara. $75,000 cash was practically a million bucks back in 1997. Ah, simpler times, simpler times. Then again, real estate is always a solid investment. Especially when said real estate is made to look like an iconic home from a television program that has now racked up a whopping 626-freakin'-episodes.
The house has since been painted as a means of trying to blend in with the other suburban carbon copies, but there's no denying the resemblance. In our opinion, they should have left it as it. The Simpsons has already become nostalgia to most people and if there's anything you can make money off of, it's nostalgia. Turn that place into a museum and call it a day! See? We can be business savvy when we want to be.
Lead Image via Fox/The Simpsons