Since Halloween is right around the corner, what would be a better scary gift for yourself than purchasing the home from 1984’s A Nightmare On Elm Street? Personally, since I don’t like night terrors, I would stay far, far away from this creepy home where sleep becomes a death wish. But I digress. The home is definitely up for sale but if you think you’ll be able to defeat its asking price by breaking into the piggy bank you’ve had since 1984 you need to think again.
Deadline reports that the home, which fueled six sequels and a nation’s constant fear of taking naps, is currently listed at the whopping asking price of $3.25 million. If you purchase this property you may want to ask if it comes with unlimited cases of Red Bull, because nobody will ever be able to sleep in this place. But you can rest assured that this house merely served as the establishing shot for the film. Everything else took place on set. Yes I know, it doesn’t convince me to break into my savings either. But this would be a great conversation piece when people ask the history of the home before screaming and bolting towards the front door. And if that’s not reason enough, the murderous nightmares may be worth it when you check out all of the amenities.
The house, located at 1428 N Genesee in Los Angeles (it served as the establishing shot for Ohio in the film) is a Dutch colonial, with three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The two-story main house has walnut floors weaving through archways and an open retro-modern kitchen, built-ins, a grand primary suite, bathrooms ensuite to every bedroom, separate laundry room, and multiple work from home options.
It also has a detached guesthouse with its own pergola covered patio, kitchen and designer-done bathroom.
Far be it from me to tell any of you what to do with your money, but this ain’t it. Go out and buy yourself a house that doesn’t come attached with visions of blood and gore. But if this is your thing, hey…I don’t judge. Just make sure you contact the leasing agent. His name is Freddie…something. I heard he cuts a great deal.
Pic: Douglas Elliman