By Scottie Andrew | CNN
The Los Angeles home, better known as the home of Nancy Thompson in ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’, has sold for $2.98 million.
Don’t let the sunny facade fool you — horror fans know this house well. It’s a bright spot on shaded, tree-lined Elm Street and, more specifically, the hunting ground of a killer in a striped sweater.
Or it was the focal point of the hit “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. Freddy Krueger haunted this house in the original film, invading the dreams of a young Thompson, though off-camera it was owned by Los Angeles commuters and at least one filmmaker.
And now it’s been given new life – the iconic home just sold for almost $3 million, according to real estate agent.com, where the house was listed. (And, according to the site, it’s about 98% more expensive than neighboring homes, a statistic that would scare even Freddy.)
The three-bedroom Dutch Colonial got a facelift in the years that followed by Wes Craven The 1984 film was released, although its exterior remained the same. But the rest of the house was “reimagined by an English designer in the mid-2000s”, so it’s brighter, whiter and airier than the famous movie monster would have liked. All the glaring 80s flourishes have been replaced – and the door, once blood red, is now painted stately black.
The house belonged to “Hustlers” director Lorene Scafariawho bought it in 2013, according to the Los Angeles Times. It originally hit the market in the fall at $3.25 million and, in a nod to the house’s cinematic history, deals were due at midnight on Halloween, the California newspaper reported. .
And it all comes with a guesthouse, one that fans of comedian Bo Burnham might recognize as the part of his acclaimed special, “Inside.” Burnham camped out in the small abode during the pandemic to create the claustrophobic work, though he looks far less threatening in the listing photos.
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