“One, two, Freddy’s coming for you…” Although technically not in West Hollywood, but more close to the WeHo boundary, the Nightmare on Elm Street house located at 1428 N Genesee Ave, is up for sale. Featured in Wes Craven’s 1984 horror flick, the 1919 Dutch Colonial property features three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a pool and guest house.
The sellers are asking $3.25 million. According to reports, there’s a catch if you want a chance at owning this piece of horror movie history: Buyers needed to have their bids in by midnight on October 31—Halloween.
Real estate listing site Zillow describes the house as having stunning walnut floors weaving through archways and past bright windows. It includes an open, retro-modern kitchen, beautiful built-ins, a grand primary suite, bathrooms en suite to every bedroom, separate laundry room, and multiple work from home options. Patios, terraces, picture windows and countless French doors, maximize the use of the gorgeous grounds. Blue pool, green grass and fragrant citrus trees draw you out and make this an effortless example of the best of indoor-outdoor Southern California living.
The detached guest house is charm personified with its own pergola covered patio, kitchen and an additional designer-done bathroom. This elegant traditional was reimagined by an English designer in the mid-2000s, lovingly lived in by the current owner, and a location for some of Hollywood’s favorite films, commercials and print. Cinephiles will immediately recognize Wes Craven’s iconic Elm Street facade. Located in the heart of Historic Spaulding Square by the Griddle Cafe, Pace Joint, Bristol Farms, Whole Foods, Enigma Coffee, Electric Owl, Orangetheory, Laugh Factory and the newest addition to the neighborhood, Horses.
Many people confuse the Nightmare on Elm Street as a West Hollywood, home, but it’s not. And evenmovie is set on Elm Street in Springwood, Ohio, the real house is on North Genesee Avenue in Spaulding Square, a small neighborhood in Los Angeles.
The same neighborhood is no stranger to slasher bragging rights. Another home featured in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” and a house from the slasher film series “Halloween” where serial killer Michael Myers makes a gory killing spree.
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a supernatural slasher film written and directed by Wes Craven and produced by Robert Shaye. It is the first installment in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and stars Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. A very young Johnny Depp makes his film debut in this movie.
The plot concerns four teenagers living on one street in the fictitious town of Springwood, Ohio. who are invaded and killed in their dreams, and thus killed in reality, by a burnt killer with a bladed leather glove.