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Calif. neighbors complain over real-life 'Up' house


Calif. neighbors complain over real-life 'Up' house

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Apr 28, 2014

Hosam Haggog and Fatima Rahman have two young daughters who adore the Disney/Pixar movie, "Up." So, when they purchased an historic Victorian home in Santa Clara, Calif., they knew just what colors to paint it.

Their renovation has taken two years, and they're finally ready to move into their Old Quad neighborhood. Yet, their neighbors are not happy about the home's exterior makeover.

"I don't think it fits in," neighbor Lou Faria tells NBC Bay Area. "It really, in my opinion, is atrocious that this Victorian is a gracious old lady and it's being painted up to look like a clown." Faria is also a member of the Old Quad Residents Association which seeks to preserve the traditional Victorian homes, some of which are more than 100 years old.

"They love the movie 'Up' and we just thought we'd give them something fun to be proud of and actually all the kids in the neighborhood really love the colors," Haggog further explains to NBC Bay Area about his children. "We're not trying to create controversy. We're trying to build a home for our daughters and our family. And that's what our intention was."

This real-life "Up" house is located on Harrison Street, the oldest street in Santa Clara.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.