The home in which a notorious mass murder occurred and inspired a classic book and horror film has hit the market for $850,000, reports MarketWatch staffer Daniel Goldstein.
The 3,600 square-foot “mint condition” home (with a quarter-acre lot, a two-car garage and a boat slip) is best known as The Amityville Horror home. It was the scene of a brutal murder in 1974 where then-23-year-old Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot and killed six of his family members, including his mother and father and four younger siblings. DeFeo allegedly told police “the voices from the house made him do it.”
The home, which has been on the market since early June, includes granite counter tops, a heated sun room, a fireplace and a home sprinkler system. A 30-year fixed mortgage for the home, assuming a 3.65% interest rate, the current $850,000 selling price and a 20% down payment of $170,000, would be approximately $3,120 a month, excluding taxes and insurance of $1,076 per month.
Care to make an offer?