Ben and Erin Napier Tackle the House From 'Big Fish' on 'Home Town Take' over

Now this we can’t wait to see!

For a small town, Wetumpka, Alabama, has its fair share of Hollywood history.

In their series Home Town Takeover, Ben and Erin Napier tackled a dozen major renovation projects. The one we were most excited about, however, was a restoration of Wetumpka's most recognizable house. That's right y'all, the Napiers worked their magic on the Big Fish house.

Erin and Ben Napier Home Town Takeover Big Fish House
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As previously reported, Tim Burton's iconic 2003 movie starring Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney was filmed in and around Wetumpka. While the fantastical towns of Ashton and Spectre don't actually exist, the beautiful white Victorian the Bloom family calls home in the film certainly does.

The Bloom House, A.K.A. "The Big Fish House" sits atop a hill and can be seen from almost any point in town. As Erin aptly pointed out it in a teaser for the episode, it's almost like a lighthouse. A lighthouse that has ceased to glow.

Built in 1874, this historic beauty is currently owned by Shellie and Wade Whitfield. Overwhelmed by the number of improvements the old house needs coupled with the pressure of owning a famous house, the Whitfields handed over the reins to Erin and Ben.

Speaking with House Beautiful, Erin called working on the home a "once-in-a-lifetime project."

"Big Fish is my all-time favorite movie," she told the outlet. "I've seen it a million times and I can recite the script."

Like Mama always says, not all that glitters is gold, which was certainly the case with this house.

"It was not up to code," Erin told House Beautiful, adding that it wasn't even livable before the Whitfields moved in. But there were positives. There were "so many strange things we uncovered that you would only find because it was a movie set and that was so fun," she continued.

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