Dying For A Good Deal? The Amityville Horror House Has Just Come On The Market For $850K!
108 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, New York, United States, 11701
New windows & a facelift aren’t the only changes the Amityville House underwent since its rise to fame in 1974. The infamous property also has a noticeably different address, what was once 112 Ocean Avenue is now 108 Ocean Avenue. The listing includes a handful of exterior photos, and a short description noting some of the home’s features including a large boat house & slip, a 2-car garage, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, and heated sunroom. Sounds like the perfect family home, and at a bargain too! The home rose to fame in 1974 when 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo, Jr. shot and killed six members of his family while they slept inside. The house at 112 Ocean Avenue remained empty for over a year following the DeFeo murders, until December 1975 when George and Kathleen Lutz purchased it for the bargain price of $80,000. The Lutz family lived in the Dutch Colonial for just 28 days before leaving, claiming they had experienced paranormal disturbances while living there. Following their departure at least 4 other families took up residence, some lasting as long as 10 years. The iconic property and storied history became the setting for numerous books, movies, and documentaries throughout the years which brought a lot of unwanted exposure to the house. The agent says there will be no open houses and those looking to get a peak inside will need the funds to backup their interest. However if you’re a serious buyer with real interest in living in the famed Amityville House then this might be your chance to get a beautifully renovated home at a bargain price!