Arrested Development model home

This weekend marks the return of Arrested Development, the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, to television (or on whatever device you stream Netflix). And we here at BuzzBuzzHome couldn’t be more excited to find out what the dysfunctional Bluth family and Bluth Company are up to now — seven years after the show’s initial broadcast run.

Of course, being the big fans of new construction homes that we are, we’ve often wondered what living in the Bluth model home would be like…

To celebrate the show’s triumphant return, we’re weighing the pros and cons of such a proposition and sharing them with you and any beleaguered real estate family who may be thinking about moving into a model home in a misguided attempt to stretch a waning fortune.

Pro

Unlike most model homes, the toilets in la casa de Bluth do flush, suggesting there is actual plumbing in the house.

"Watch out for bridges and hop-ons. You're gonna get some hop-ons." – Michael Bluth

The Bluth Company stair car.

Con

Shoddy workmanship will ensure the residence gradually falls apart unless its occupants are confined to the attic.

Con

Much of the interior is covered in blue paint.

Pro

Residents have limited access to a car for running errands.

Con

Drivers of said car have to watch out for bridges and hop-ons.

Pro

The home is situated in the master-planned Sudden Valley community that, although it may sound like a salad dressing you don’t want to eat, is still a carefully crafted subdivision.

Con

Thanks to George Bluth Sr.’s incarceration, construction on the Sudden Valley community never gets off the ground. The model home is now the lone occupant of a desolate hillside locale.

Pro

The home is equipped with incredibly specific kitchen gadgetry like the Cornballer.

Con

Saddam Hussein, the deposed dictator of Iraq, had several houses built by the Bluth Company.

Saddam Hussein had several houses built by the Bluth Company.

The Cornballer is an illegal device that causes serve burns.

Pro

Pop-Pop is up in the attic handing out advice and having a tea party.

Con

The Bluth model home has an unfortunate association with the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.

Pro

There’s a hidden room where you can stash away all of your family’s dark secrets (and collection of bodybuilding magazines).

Con

It turns out the home doesn’t have proper plumbing — the drain pipes were never hooked up. After a couple of years of water running underneath the home with nowhere to go, the living room will collapse into the ground.

Pro/Con

This could lead to passionately kissing cousins.

But despite the downsides, we still can’t write-off the possibility that’d we buy the model home if it were to hit the market. At the very least, we’d be curious as to what it would cost. We’re buy-curious. Luckily for us, the good folks at Movoto crunched some numbers and were able to come up with a pretty realistic figure for the Bluth family abode.

Arrested Development Model Home Valuation

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