Are you getting in the mood for Halloween yet? Well, this might get you there. Owner and designer, Mark Hurt, a Disney Contractor and owner of the company Constructioneer, built this home in 1996, and was inspired by the Disneyland Haunted Mansion to copy it down to the finest of details.
After knowing this was the community Hurt wanted to live in, he had the chance to build his home in the Garden District of the neighborhood. Well, after Mark was shown eight stock home designs by the architect, he didn’t want just any home, he wanted his to be different. Mark approached the architect about building a house modeled after the Disneyland Haunted Mansion since it fit with the New Orleans style homes in the neighborhood, and from there a spark had ignited.
Mark, who is no stranger to Disney projects, made sure the design matched the dimensions and architectural structure of the real Disneyland Haunted Mansion as closely as possible. Hurt was even able to measure the real Disneyland Haunted Mansion himself to create the actual size of his own home. Incredibly, he found the actual foundry that Walt Disney had used to make the iron details of the original Haunted Mansion and had them make the iron for this house. Of course he had to adhere to building codes on things like the windows and opted out on the wraparound porch.
The details start with an original Haunted Mansion Gate sign at the front with the four iconic pillars welcoming you to the home with the authentic green hand-welded iron railings. Even on the roof, there are the four faux smoke stacks that match the Disneyland Haunted Mansion to a tee. Flickering lights and outside elements add to the uniqueness of the replica of the home’s exterior.
The house also has a specially themed bathroom that is featured on the 1st floor. In this bathroom, Mark created an actual animated ghost scene. By secrets only known by Theme Park Connection, when you are washing your hands, the lights start to flicker and the Haunted Mansion attraction music sounds and to your surprise a ghost appears in the mirror. The rest of the house is very normal and the homeowner has lived here for many years with his wife and son.
The house is currently on the market for $873,000.
What do you think? Cool or Fool?
Replica Disney Haunted Mansion
The house is located in Duluth, Georgia, United States.
It’s big!!! More than 11,000 Sq. Ft.
Specialty Items: Replica of Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Two-Storey Library, Professional Kitchen, 1,100 Sq. Ft. Cypress Roof Deck, 3-Car Garage.
Beautiful iron work.
The front yard.
So many architectural details found here.
The house has 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.
The side of the house. Isn’t it big?
A view of the backyard.
Hurt is selling the home because he has moved on to an even more ambitious project, but hasn’t stopped designing and building unique Disney inspired buildings. Mark is now working on a resort-themed house modeled after Disney’s Grand Californian, along with a replica of Walt Disney’s backyard barn, and a pool that will be themed to the Jungle Cruise.
According to a reader, all the houses in this neighborhood are replicas or inspired by famous houses from different regions of the country. You can take a look at it here.
Is this Replica Disney Haunted Mansion Cool or Fool?
Do you have plans for this weekend? I’m planning on relax a little and maybe bake some bread. I love baking some fresh bread when it’s cold outside. Nothing’s better than having that smell of freshly baked bread in the kitchen. Yum!
Thank you for stopping by, my friends!
Have a fun, funny and blessed weekend!!!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
* “Cool or Fool” happens every Friday. I’ve started this series where I post unique and controversial concepts that I know some of you will love and others will not. The point is to tell us what you really think, regardless of anything. It’s a space where you speak your mind and analyze what you see. Have fun with it and laugh along the way!