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Housey Movies Round Three: THE INCREDIBLES

If you could live in any home from any Disney animated movie, which home would it be?

Might I suggest the lacy little Victorian from Lady And The Tramp? How about the watery coral and clam-shell delight from The Little Mermaid? Hows abouts Sleeping Beauty‘s castle? Or Owl’s tree house?

Well. For me? No contest. I’d pick the home of the Parrs from the Pixar movie The Incredibles. It is… pardon me for going there… an incredible home. (Yeah, that was painful even to type.)

Let’s go! After the jump!


  • WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE PARR FAMILY 1 of 23
    WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE PARR FAMILY
    The Parr family is not like your average family. No, I'm not referring to the fact that they're "Supers," I'm referring to the fact that they get to live in an Eichler! Lucky ducks! Will you get a load of that butterfly roof?
  • WHAT’S AN EICHLER? 2 of 23
    WHAT'S AN EICHLER?
    Joseph Eichler was a real estate developer known for building tract neighborhoods of Mid-Century Modern design in California in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Eichler was one of the most influential and well-known builders of modern homes.

    It's been written that Scott Capler, the Environmental Designer for The Incredibles, is a big Eichler fan and even lives in an Eichler home himself. Being that the Pixar studios are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, where many Eichlers were built, it wouldn't be difficult for the film's designers to take lots of inspiration from their surrounding architecture. (Some would argue the Parr home is actually an Alexander home, which is very similar to Eichler. Care to weigh in on this?)
  • THE KITCHEN 3 of 23
    THE KITCHEN
    The beginning of the film shows "Mr & Mrs Incredible" as pre-war action heroes. The film then jumps forward 15 years to show The Parrs living here, in this perfect post-war avocado green kitchen in a ranch-style tract home, with the most fantastic L-shaped window in the wall. That window! The kitchen cabinets have a distinctive slant going on, maximizing counter space while minimizing their footprint.
  • THE KITCHEN 4 of 23
    THE KITCHEN
    In this shot, though it's dark, you can see the sunburst-style clock above the window, a classic Mid-Century design, and also the in-wall intercom system next to the garage door. Details, people!
  • THE KITCHEN 5 of 23
    THE KITCHEN
    Here is the kitchen in better light! Please note the collection of wooden spoons, and Jack Jack's awesome orange high chair.
  • THE DINING ROOM 6 of 23
    THE DINING ROOM
    Heaven help me, but all I can see in this shot are those classic Danish Modern legs. The dining set appears to be classic Mid-Century teak, with tapered legs and ergonomically bent wood and lots of delicious woodsy angles. Jack Jack's high chair? Ah-may-ziiiiing.
  • THE DINING ROOM 7 of 23
    THE DINING ROOM
    Behind Elastigirl you can see some fairly amazing horizontally tiled stone work with a built in shelf (holding, I am presuming, a wedding photo). Both the stone wall and the built-ins are hallmarks of the Mid-Century style.
  • THE DINING ROOM 8 of 23
    THE DINING ROOM
    Now, this movie is amazing for all kinds of reasons. The character development, the animation, the pacing and the humor and the heart, but let's be real. It's the tchotchkes that really nail it.

    Throughout the film we are treated to various shelving systems, all wonderfully grid-like, and all superbly filled with ceramic vessels and martini sets and Danish teak candlesticks. Rectangles, rectangles, more rectangles, and the occasional circle, just to mix things up.
  • THE LIVING ROOM 9 of 23
    THE LIVING ROOM
    More grid-like shelving (built in!) and the sexiest sectional I've ever seen with my two eyes. If you'll notice, the center console of this sectional is like a built-in end table. Genius?

    Is that a Noguchicoffee table?
  • THE LIVING ROOM 10 of 23
    THE LIVING ROOM
    Let's just pause for a moment to allow the full awesomeness of those trout to sink in, shall we?
  • THE LIVING ROOM 11 of 23
    THE LIVING ROOM
    I'm particularly excited over this fireplace. It appears in the lower left portion of this image, and seems to be built into a rather large wall of that horizontally-tiled stone. The fireplace is set in the corner!
  • THE LIVING ROOM 12 of 23
    THE LIVING ROOM
    Trio of white ceramic vases? Check. Shallow platter style dish? Check. Spindly-leafed plant? Check. Teak credenza hanging out all awesome in the background? Check. Yep, Mid-Century.
  • THE LIVING ROOM 13 of 23
    THE LIVING ROOM
    Violet's not so thrilled about her super suit (Woman! Have you seen my super suit?) but I am THRILLED about that television. Will you get an eyeful of that retrofantasticness?
  • THE OFFICE 14 of 23
    THE OFFICE
    Okay, so this room echoes a lot of the design aspects of the Mid-Century style we discussed in earlier slides, so instead I will just point you in the direction of the door knob, and then together we will all go, "THAT IS SO RAD!"
  • EDNA’S OFFICE 15 of 23
    EDNA'S OFFICE
    Darling darling, do you think Edna's office could be any more oranger?
  • EDNA’S KITCHEN 16 of 23
    EDNA'S KITCHEN
    Glorious. Something tells me she uses that island as a walkway often.
  • SYNDROME’S LAIR 17 of 23
    SYNDROME'S LAIR
    To get to Syndrome's lair, you must first ride a monorail through his lush private island.
  • SYNDROME’S LAIR 18 of 23
    SYNDROME'S LAIR
    As much as I love the Parr's house, I think Syndrome wins for coolest living arrangement by far.
  • SYNDROME’S LAIR 19 of 23
    SYNDROME'S LAIR
    The lines on this beauty of a table are fantastic, but it's those grand high-backed chairs that are especially pleasing unto my soul.
  • SYNDROME’S LAIR 20 of 23
    SYNDROME'S LAIR
    This is actually that... bubble thing. The curved lines are really speaking to me. I'll take a Diet Coke instead of a Mimosa if you have one.
  • SYNDROME’S LAIR 21 of 23
    SYNDROME'S LAIR
    Wall of windows, exposed ceiling beams, stone floor, air plants, sleek teal blue sectional. When can I move in?
  • VIOLET’S SCHOOL 22 of 23
    VIOLET'S SCHOOL
    Even the school is a monument to beautifully-designed eye candy!
  • THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE 23 of 23
    THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE
    Rectangle, rectangle, rectangle, rectangle... and the occasional circle, just to mix things up.

 

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