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See Inside The Huge Fish Home


Need to take a tour of the Huge Fish Home after House City Takeover gave it an EPIC makeover? Come take a tour of this wonderful dwelling in Wetumpka, Alabama the place Tim Burton filmed the 2003 hit film, Huge Fish.


As you arrive in downtown Wetumpka, it’s unimaginable to overlook this big Victorian dwelling towering over downtown. You possibly can see it from practically each vantage level on the town. The view from the second story goes clear throughout the river! For the previous few years, the homeowners Shelly and Wade Whitfield have been renovating it to convey it again to it’s former glory.

Right here I’m cheesing it up with Vanessa Value, the Lead Design Producer for House City Takeover, earlier than building started. Vanessa has labored on Excessive House Makeover and different design exhibits , so she was very ready to tackle a job this dimension.

The second story of the house was truly constructed by the Huge Fish film crew again in 2003, so it positively wanted some love and a focus. In 2020, had the distinction of being part of the design workforce at House City Takeover that helped Erin and Ben Napier give you a plan to make it shine once more.

The kitchen had not modified at ALL because the day it was featured within the film. I took a fast selfie to doc the historical past of the place the place Jessica Lange and Albert Finney as soon as stood.

Throughout building, the eating room wall was taken out so as to add in french doorways with a transom that permits loads of mild.

The wall between the eating room and kitchen was eliminated, and the lobby doorway was widened for a lot better visitors circulate.

Josie from Russell Development gave the home some immediate curb attraction with the strain washer.

From left to proper: Josie, Katie, Stephanie, Heather, Cassie and me.

The night time earlier than filming the massive reveal, the design workforce gathered round Shelly’s new kitchen island for a fast meal of take-out pizza earlier than placing the ending touches on the home. I can say from expertise that it’s the good kitchen for gathering with mates, simply want we might have lingered longer!

Katie and Lann taped out that lobby wall for the large collage of household photographs. Wait til you see the way it turned out!

Let the massive reveal filming start!

Filming at Big Fish House Home Town Takeover

The movie crew within the NEW up to date kitchen with Ben and Erin! So thrilling!

Big Fish House Home Town Takeover During Filming

Right here is the AFTER!

Big Fish House Home Town Takeover-5

Isn’t this the happiest, most welcoming entrance porch you ever did see?

Big Fish House Home Town Takeover porch

Love this little pop of sunshine yellow on the entrance door.

Yellow front door

And now, come on in…

As a fast reminder… here’s what the lobby appeared like BEFORE:

The Foyer Before

And right here it’s NOW!

Big Fish house foyer collage

I’m nonetheless swooning over this lobby. It’s completely magnificent!

Big Fish House Home Town stairs

Little studying nook on the finish of the lobby.

Behind the stairs

And now head into the eating room and kitchen. It’s SO rather more open now!

Kitchen and dining room at Big Fish

Take a look at these new french doorways.

Dining room

The eating room nook acquired a recent coat of paint.

And right here is the brand new kitchen. SWOON.

Big Fish House Kitchen Home Town Takeover

I’m in love with this straightforward vent hood with vertical V-groove paneling backsplash above the vary.

The stove in the Big Fish House

And the chunky open shelving on both facet of it! Obsessed.

Open Shelving

And on the appropriate facet of the kitchen.

Refrigerator in Big FIsh House

However I believe the star of the present is that this wonderful island with glass cupboard doorways and a closed toe.

End of island in Big Fish House

However this stunning brass faucet within the farmhouse apron sink is a detailed runner-up.

Farmhouse Sink in Big Fish House

Over in the lounge, Erin preserved the historical past of the Huge Fish home by recreating the wallpaper from the film. Isn’t it fabulous?

Wallpaper in Living room of Big Fish House

After all of the movie crews rolled out, the Whitfields have been in a position to chill and luxuriate in their new residing areas! Congratulations, guys!! I’m so pleased for you!

Shelly and Wade Whitfield

Click on right here for an inventory of all of the finishes and paint colours used within the Huge Fish Home.




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