The Amityville Horror House is for Sale
If you have $850,000 and aren’t afraid of the dark, consider this listing in Amityville, New York, the scene of the infamous murders of six family members in 1974 that inspired the book The Amityville Horror and several movies over the following decades. I’ll admit I have mixed feelings about posting this one; alleged hauntings aside, I’ve always loved the style of this home and think it’s one of the most beautiful of any to appear on the big screen. Mention of the home’s past is suspiciously absent from the description in the real estate listing, which leads me to believe the owners (and their neighbors) would rather forget it ever happened. Still, it’s a beauty—I just wish we could see the inside!
Per the listing:
Stately Center Hall Colonial On Amityville River. Large Boat House + 2 Car Garage Plus Boat Slip. Mint Condition.
More information over at Estately, courtesy of Coldwell Banker Harbor Light.
All photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker Harbor Light.
AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN
Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Brooklyn, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”