Step inside this Dutch Colonial home, built in 1927 with a prime location on an inlet of the East Bay on Long Island, New York. This home has a boathouse and slip, five bedrooms, three and a half baths … and a dark past.
It’s not famous for its beautiful setting or classically attractive façade. This home has a more notorious history as the “Amityville Horror House,” the site of six murders in the ’70s and, reportedly, subsequent paranormal activity.
The house hit the market in June with an asking price of $850,000; it is still for sale, and as Halloween approaches, it seems like a good time to revisit the story—or the myth—of the Amityville Horror House.
A year after Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his family there in 1974, George and Kathy Lutz moved into the home. Their short residency there—only 28 days before paranormal events forced them out—inspired the 1979 novel The Amityville Horror, which served as the basis for several horror films, including one that featured Ryan Reynolds as George Lutz.
Several owners have passed through the home since the ’70s, with no paranormal activity or hauntings reported. Listing agent Gerald O’Neill told our friends at PEOPLE that the Amityville Horror House’s story is known in the area as “The Amityville Hoax.”
And with a view like that, we’re willing to believe O’Neill. The calm waterway along the back of the house is perfect for taking a boat out fishing or sailing, and the deck perched on the edge of the water is a prime spot for soaking up the sun or enjoying a cool fall afternoon.
The house is listed by Gerald O’Neill of Coldwell Banker Harbor Light. See the full listing, with more information and images, here.
All images courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com
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