Silence of the Lambs House Sells for $290,000 — and It's Going to Welcome Guests!
The creepy Pennsylvania home featured in The Silence of the Lambs has sold for $290,000, according to property records.
Buffalo Bill's Queen Anne-style Victorian home, which sits on 1.7 acres in the town of Perryopolis, just hit the was listed just before Halloween for $298,500, PEOPLE reported at the time.
"Most of America has seen this house, but now you have a chance to buy it," the listing agents, Eileen Allan and Shannon Assad of The Sisters Real Estate, explained in a video tour of the property.
While some fans of the classic film may be disappointed to hear that there isn't actually a well in the basement, the home does include a brick-lined cold cellar, which is "actually kind of creepy," the listing agents said.
The three-story, four-bedroom house served as the home of serial killer Buffalo Bill in the psychological horror film, which won seven Academy Awards in 1992, including best picture, best actor for Anthony Hopkins, best actress for Jodie Foster, and best director for Johnathan Demme.
According to the listing, the 1910 home's "original hardwood floors, woodwork, light fixtures, pocket doors, fireplaces and wallpaper are in pristine condition."
Outside, the home has a few real-life historic elements. The oversized 3-car detached garage was once the Layton Station General Store, and a vintage caboose sits next to the in-ground pool, which was updated with a "new filter and ceramic tile pool deck."
When it was first listed the agents said that that the home would "make for an amazing Airbnb" opportunity, and it seems the new owner has taken their advice.
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The buyer, Chris Rowan, an art director and prop stylist for movies and lover of horror films, already put up a website detailing that he will offer overnight stays at the property, which he describes as "a real movie lover's dream destination."
Rowan even has plans to recreate Buffalo Bill's well and workshop sets — scenes of which were filmed off-site — built at the home for the "most unique photo opportunities" for guests.
He writes on the site, "After months and months of hard work learning how to properly open and build a business from the ground up, I am proud to say that Buffalo's Bill's House is open for victims (I mean, the public!)."
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