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Amityville Horror House for Sale

A beautiful 1927 colonial-style waterfront home with 5 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths, and a ton of history behind it in Long Island can be yours for as little as $1,150,000. The home has had many owners, some more notorious than others.
The home gained its notoriety when Ronald DeFeos killed six family members while they were sleeping in 1974 and subsequent owners George and Kathleen Lutz claimed to be haunted for 28 days, which were detailed in the book "The Amityville Horror" (on the cover: "This book will scare the hell out of you"—Kansas City Star). However, James Cromarty, who lived in the house after the Lutzes were foreclosed upon, "Nothing weird ever happened, except for people coming by because of the book and the movie."

Link to story. Link to listing. -via YesButNoButYes

It's beautiful! I'd love to own it. She did a great job on the pictures, making sure not to show that iconic facade, unless maybe it's been remodeled so that no longer exists?
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It's been remodeled extensively. I may be wrong, but I think the extension we see to the left in the picture here is in front of the old facade. I know the first thing they did to change it was reshape those windows.
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Yeah, it's been pretty clearly established at this point that the entire "haunting" story was made up by the owners to get out of paying their mortgage.
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I'm a chicken. Every little normal bump and creak would have me jumping in that place. My stress levels would be sky high just at the idea, without need for spooks.
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One million,one hundred and fifty thousand dollars is way to much money for that house.It is beautiful but so are lots of other houses without the morbid history that house has.Plus I read the current owner only paid $300,000. for it.Uh,not trying to make a profit there huh buddy?
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Johnny Cat
May 25th, 2010 at 9:49 am
It's beautiful! I'd love to own it. She did a great job on the pictures, making sure not to show that iconic facade, unless maybe it's been remodeled so that no longer exists?

Miss Cellania
May 25th, 2010 at 9:59 am
It's been remodeled extensively. I may be wrong, but I think the extension we see to the left in the picture here is in front of the old facade. I know the first thing they did to change it was reshape those windows

The iconic facade does actually still exist, same windows and all, and is visible when you drive down the street past the house. The "front" of the house actually faces the side when you drive past it, so the iconic facade is still in tact. There are some shots of the back of the house facing the water in the listing but that side is a little different than the front... Beautiful house, but no matter what you believe 6 people were still murdered there, so I say no thank you!
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I put an offer on the house for 950k. Should hear back within a day or two.

BTW- The house was sold to Brian (the current owner) in 1997 for around $300k. That was also 13 years ago.
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Re: djcomo, yes but the house is also 13 years older,its 83 years old,lots of maintenence,hardly any yard what-so-ever,and while a nice size I've seen bigger in the area for $550,000.00.I know it's been remodeled but not all by the current owner,and $800,000 is till a ridiculously huge profit to make.They are just using the publicity of the house!
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I dream of one day winning the Canadian lottery just once, so I could move and purchase it & as well as the "movie" house they made movies #1-3 of also in Toms River NJ (18 Brooks Rd which I find to be more scary/frightning in appearance when movies were made, would have left it all "original". One day would like to build my "dream" home exactly as the movie house was although mine built in a log home three stories high. Would be great to afford this "first" one though! Plan on visiting them both someday in a future u.s.a road trip to come. Looking forward to it, perhaps on "halloween" Eve would be an idea... lol!
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Town of Amityville NY perhaps should open it up for daily/weekly visits for tourism financially speaking... & would be a great idea for those interested in being at least capable of viewing this long time "infamous" house/story. As was done for Elvis and Graceland. Suggestion anyways...!
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I would love that house but I'd have to save for it. I don't believe it is haunted to such an extent I mean I believe in spirits butbi believe Ronald defeo was just a little crazy.
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