‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ House for Sale, With Offers Due on Halloween

courtesy Anthony Barcelo, Heather T. Roy at Douglas Elliman - Beverly Hills via MLS

If you’re in the market for buying a new home, this could be the house of your dreams… or nightmares.

One of Freddy Krueger’s favorite haunts is up for sale, and there’s apparently a Halloween twist for interested buyers.

The iconic 'Nightmare on Elm Street' house has been listed. Do you think Freddy Krueger is included in the sale?
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Nightmare on Elm Street House Up for Sale

For enough cash, Freddy Krueger fans can own their very own piece of cinematic history. The house used in Wes Craven’s 1984 classic A Nightmare on Elm Street has hit the market for a cool $3.25 million.

Nightmare on Elm Street house in Los Angeles
courtesy Anthony Barcelo, Heather T. Roy at Douglas Elliman – Beverly Hills via MLS

Known fictionally as 1428 Elm St., the infamous house is actually located at 1428 N. Genesee Ave. in Los Angeles. This real-life house served as the facade for Nancy’s house in the film. Other filming locations are nearby, too, as the whole movie was shot in and around Los Angeles. The Lantz’ family home is even on the other side of the same road.

The privately-owned home was purchased by director Lorene Scafaria (HustlersSeeking a Friend for the End of the World) back in 2013 for $2.1 million. Do you think she got tired of fighting for her life in her nightmares?

Cinephiles will be happy to learn that the home looks mostly the same. You’ll still find green shingles and a portico entryway a la Nightmare. The only difference? That front door has since been painted black.

It’s Not So Scary, After All

You might be surprised to learn just how pleasant the home is in real life, though.


“The facade is iconic, but the ties to the movie stop as soon as you walk through the front door. Inside, it’s a beautiful traditional-style space with a modern twist,” real estate agent Learka Bosnak of Douglas Elliman told the Los Angeles Times.

Located in the historic Spaulding Square neighborhood, the house features a grand master suite, walnut floors, an open kitchen, terraces, and countless French doors. There’s a blue pool out back with a perfectly manicured lawn, citrus trees, and a detached guest house.

The home doesn’t seem so scary, after all… at least not until you fall asleep, right?

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Selling the House With a Halloween Twist

Of course, you can’t sell a horror flick house in the month of October without a little Halloween twist.

Any interested buyers have a limited amount of time to put in their highest and best offers. To make it extra spooky, all offers on the iconic home are due by midnight on Halloween.

And if that wasn’t enough, the seller is really leaning into the residence’s slasher film history. Architectural photographer Anthony Barcelo really took the property photos to the next level, by including Freddy Krueger himself.

Sure, there are plenty of regular photos showcasing the home’s amazing features and beautiful natural light. But there is a second set of photos floating around, showing the home’s most famous resident doing mundane, everyday tasks. Check out Freddy working from home, and enjoying a good read poolside.

Check out the listing here.

Freddy Krueger working from home
Anthony Barcelo, Heather T. Roy at Douglas Elliman – Beverly Hills
Freddy Krueger by the pool
Anthony Barcelo, Heather T. Roy at Douglas Elliman – Beverly Hills

If owning a Nightmare home full time isn’t for you, you could just rent the Scream house for a night on Airbnb. Just a little spooky… as a treat.