742 Evergreen Terrace
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742 Evergreen Terrace is the street address of the Simpson family home.
The house to the left of the Simpsons house, 744 Evergreen Terrace is the Flanders's house. The house on the right is vacant, but was formerly occupied by Ted Flanders, Sideshow Bob, Ruth Powers and Laura Powers, and Sylvia Winfield and Mr. Winfield. Marge once said Evergreen Terrace is "the street that smells like pee". Oddly, former presidents George Bush and Gerald Ford moved across the street. Ned Flanders is currently the owner and rents it to The Simpsons.
The house is a tan-orange two-story detached house with a garage, basement, attic and lots of mice. The garage door is pink or tan-orange. On the ground floor, the front door leads straight into the cyan-floored foyer, with one arch in the wall to the left, leading to the sitting room, one to the right which leads into the dining room, a small cupboard and the pink-and-purple stairs to the second floor. The sitting room and the dining room both have bay windows. At the back of the house is the living room and the kitchen, with stairs which lead to the basement (Marge discovered a secret sauna room hidden behind a heater). Although rarely seen, there is also a hallway leading to a "Rumpus Room". Homer was seen relaxing in the Rumpus Room several times.
The second story of the house has Homer and Marge's bedroom (with an en-suite bathroom), Bart's bedroom, Lisa's bedroom, Maggie's bedroom, a bathroom and some 'empty' rooms, often shown in inconsistent places in several occasions. On the landing, there is a hatch which leads to the attic.
The back garden of the house is surrounded by a wooden picket fence and a low box hedge, and features a patio and the treehouse. Occasionally there is a hammock shown tied to two trees near the fence which borders Ned Flanders backyard. Near that fence are the tombstones of The Simpsons' former cats: Snowball I, II, III, and Coltrane.
The burping room is a room in 742 Evergreen Terrace that Bart, Lisa and Maggie play in. Once, they had a burping contest, and another time they had a "making faces" contest.
- Sitting Room
- Living Room
- Dining Room
- Rumpus Room
- Homer and Marge's Bedroom
- Bart's Bedroom
- Lisa's Bedroom
- Maggie's Bedroom
Features and furniture
The basement always includes a washing machine, clothes dryer and a large Olmec head, a present from Mr. Burns after Bart donated blood to him. However, the appearance of other features like a furnace, ping-pong table, air hockey set and water softener vary from time to time. The basement is often used as a "secret lair", where Homer brewed alcohol to beat prohibition and hid his superhero operation as Pie Man, and where Marge hid during a spell of agoraphobia. Marge discovered a sauna in the basement, hidden behind a water heater. At one time the basement held gym equipment. In one episode, Homer made his jerky business with Bart in the basement. The house includes a kitchen with the floor having a blue and yellow patterned tile floor.
The house has two identical red-brown sofas: one in the sitting room not seen very often, and a well-known one in front of the TV in the living room - the current sofa is a replacement of the destroyed old one (and had a fold-out bed the new one does not have). The floor has a green carpet and a pink-orange-blue mat made of concentric circles. It also includes a blue bookcase filled with pink, blue and orange books. On top of the bookcase is a teal colored telephone and lamp with a brown-lime-green base and a white lamp shade. A tank full of fish is sometimes seen in the dining room, but it only appears several times.
A simple painting of a boat on a sunny day (without the sun) hangs on the wall above the living room couch - Marge once says she "painted it for Homer", but later it's suggested she bought it, and it is titled "Scene from Moby Dick". She keeps many copies in a nearby closet to replace the original if it gets damaged, which is rare. Marge also has a whole drawer of her pearl necklaces (which Marge says are family heirlooms), shown when one is stolen by the Cat Burglar. The house does not have an air conditioner.
The Simpsons once owned a blue-purple CRT television, before replacing it with a blue-purple HDTV.
The house itself is often shown as dilapidated: the walls are painted with enough lead paint to double as a bomb shelter, the roof leaks and the kitchen was so badly damaged it needed to be rebuilt. The interior of the walls are often shown to be filled with dangerous and unusual items like asbestos, toxic waste, hidden treasure, recording devices, baby dinosaurs and dancing mice. Even the family cat, Snowball II, is seen between the walls from time to time. However, the lived-in spaces are usually kept neat by homemaker Marge. It was described as a palace by Frank Grimes, and Moe Szyslak observed it contained no silverfish.The worst condition the house has been in was where it became horrifically slanted, which Bart uses as a sideshow, needing $8500 to repair, which Marge covers by getting a job.
The phone number is inconsistent, though it always starts with 555. The area code was 636 before the town became too large and had to use two different area codes, changing the area code to 939.
When Springfield was trapped inside a dome during the Trappuccino crisis, an angry mob converged onto the house as part of their effort to kill Homer Simpson, responsible for the town's ordeal. The house is completely devoured and destroyed with all possessions lost after a sink hole in Maggie's sandpit expands when the olice shott bullets into it (the Simpsons family escaped through the sinkhole). After the dome was destroyed, the townsfolk and the family rebuilt the house exactly the same manner as it was before, restoring the "status quo".
Lisa's Wedding, set in 2010, shows two wooden add-ons to the second floor, built (rather poorly) by Homer in what appears to be a poor and very cheap attempt to upgrade his house in a fashion similar to all of the other homes in the neighbourhood. It functions as a guest bedroom, but Homer warns Lisa and Hugh Parkfield, her fiance. "If the building inspector asks, it's not a room. It's a window box".
Days of Future Future, set in 2044, shows us that the house is apparently the computer simulation, while real house is destroyed.
Treehouse of Horror
In "Treehouse of Horror VI", there is a portal behind the bookcase in the sitting room which leads to the Third Dimension. This is a reference to The Twilight Zone episode, "Little Girl Lost". In Treehouse of Horror IV, the famous Dogs Playing Poker painting appears above the sofa. A similar house to the Simpson one also appears in the ending of Treehouse of Horror VIII, which Homer egged and broke the windows to get candy only for Lisa to point out it was their house, making the rest of the trick-or-treaters laugh at the family. In Treehouse of Horror XXIII, the house was replaced by Artie and Marge Ziff's mansion.
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Behind the Laughter
A real life Simpsons house was constructed at 712 Red Bark Lane in Henderson, Nevada, built in 1997 by Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation in a promotion sponsored by FOX and Pepsi. The house was painted and furnished with items to match the television show, although the scale of the house was smaller than the house on the series. The house was given away in a contest; the winner, Barbara Howard, was a retired factory worker from Richmond, Kentucky. The house was since repainted.
The house's address was inconsistent (particularly in the older seasons of the show), being 94 Evergreen Terrace, 1094 Evergreen Terrace, 723 Evergreen Terrace, and 430 Spalding Way. In the episode, "Homer's Triple Bypass", 742 Evergreen Terrace is shown to be a completely different house where Snake hides from the police and Reverend Lovejoy lives next door. The most common address currently used is 742 Evergreen Terrace.
In "Regarding Margie", Bart, Nelson and Milhouse paint the Flanders's house number as 738 and the Simpsons house as '74'. Since Homer refuses to pay, they don't paint the last number. By common sense it should be 740 Evergreen Terrace.
- "Three Men and a Comic Book"
- "Lady Bouvier's Lover"
- "Brother from the Same Planet"
- "The Fat and the Furriest"
- "Separate Vocations"
- "Simple Simpson"
- "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-bot"
- "Blood Feud"
- "Father Knows Worst"
- "The Trouble with Trillions
Homer: OK, I need some deductions, deductions... ah! Business gifts! [Homer grabs the boat painting above the couch and hands it to Marge.] Here you go, keep using nuclear power!
Marge: Homer! I painted that for you!
- "Diatribe of a Mad Housewife"
- "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass"
- "Homer the Vigilante"
- "Lisa's Sax"
- "All's Fair in Oven War"
- "A Tale of Two Springfields"
- The Simpsons Movie
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