‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ House Sells For $2.1 Million
Pleasant dreams await the buyer of a renovated 1919 house recently purchased for $2.1 million—hopefully. The Hollywood home was once the cinematic home of Freddie Kreuger. Although it is actually on North Genesee Avenue in Los Angeles, the home is still recognizable as the one besieged by Kreuger in the 1984 slasher flick, “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” After years of neglect, the dwelling looked closer to its “Elm Street” depiction when Angie Hill purchased it in 2008 for $1.15 million.
“It was the only house on the street that looked beaten up. The pool looked like it hadn’t been touched in 10 years –it was black,” Hill told AOL Real Estate.
But after she spent a year renovating the structure—including restoring its signature red front door—Hill transformed the house from a nightmare to a dream.
The 2,700 square foot home includes three bedrooms and 3.25 bathrooms, as well as a pool and a one bed, one bath guest house. The three bedrooms are all located upstairs, so hopefully the new owners won’t need to make any quick escapes from nightmarish villains.
In her renovations, Hill replaced every piece of wood in the home, so the new owners need not worry about bad Freddie juju. Plus, she redesigned the floor plan, so the inside is now unrecognizable from its depiction in “Nightmare.” The house was also staged with modern furnishings and stainless steel appliances.
Although the home’s connection to Kreuger wasn’t mentioned in its listing, its exterior easily recognizable to passersby.
“People stop and take pictures, and there’s a tour bus that goes by three times a day,” Hill told AOL Real Estate. “Sometimes people come to the door and say stupid things like, ‘Do you know what house this is?’ ”
Still, Hill admits it took her a while to get over the house’s cinematic history.
“I used to be afraid to go in the basement,” she said.
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