L.A. home ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ sells for $3 million

1428 N Genesee Drive and Freddie Krueger (realtor, Wikimedia)

Freddie Krueger’s infamous hunting ground has been sold.

The Los Angeles home that served as the setting for 1984’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” sold for $2.98 million earlier this month, CNN reported, citing Realtor.com. The Dutch Colonial home at 1428 North Genesee Avenue in West Hollywood went on sale for $3.25 million last fall.

Lorene Scafaria, the director of “Hustlers” and girlfriend of comedian and director Bo Burnham, sold the property after buying it for $2.1 million in 2013. In a nod to the property’s past, offers were due at midnight on Halloween. The home was then re-listed for $2.99 ​​million.

Her connection to Freddie Krueger may have driven the price up. According to Realtor.com, the final price was nearly 100% higher than neighboring homes.

Built in 1919, the three-bedroom, 2,700-square-foot home features a pool and covered patio. It was renovated in the mid-2000s to make the house “brighter, whiter and airier than the famous movie monster would have liked”, according to the listing.

The front door, once as red as the blood of Krueger’s victims, is now all black. The property also includes a freestanding guesthouse that Burnham used last year to film his Netflix special, “Inside.”

Real-life horror homes have been less successful with homebuyers. The Amityville Horror Long Island home that inspired years of Hollywood entertainment, where Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot and killed his parents and four siblings in 1974, went on sale for $850,000 in June 2016 and sold less than a year later for $605,000, according to the New York Post.

This house at 108 Ocean Avenue has had its address changed to 108, the Post reported. George and Kathy Lutz bought it a year after the murders and fled after a month after reporting paranormal events that inspired a book and movie. Their claims were questioned in the years that followed, and subsequent owners reported nothing unusual about the house.

[CNN] -Isabelle Farr

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