Wisconsin’s Amityville Horror House
Amityville Horror props were sold at an estate sale this weekend at the Wisconsin lakehouse that served as the iconic haunted house in the 2005 film.
An estate sale was held over the weekend, on May 5, 6, and 7, at the Amityville Horror house in Wisconsin, the Victorian lake house in Salem where the 2005 Amityville Horror remake was filmed. The sale drew crowds who either just wanted to get a closer look at the historic home, or were just interested in it for its film history.
According to the Kenosha News, the film production spent $60,000 to fit the house with a fake facade resembling the notorious house on Ocean Ave in Amityville, New York where 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his entire family in 1974.
Amongst the various items for sale over the weekend was a bed used by actor Ryan Reynolds to shoot a scene, available for $70, and the iconic “eye” windows from the facade, which sold for $300 each.
The house, known as Oakwood Manor, is also for sale.
The massive 3,548-square-foot Queen Anne built circa 1880 includes six bedrooms, two bathrooms, original wood staircase, an enclosed wrap-around porch, a one-lane bowling alley in a separate building on the property, 500 feet of lakefront property on Silver Lake, and a boathouse and gazebo overlooking the lake.
But does it come with any ghosts? Probably not, since it’s a long way from the real Amityville Horror. Also, the real estate listing does not include a Native American burial ground.
A house this old, though, is sure to have some stories of its own.
The house as seen in The Amityville Horror (2005)
Great story! You are right the house does have a colorful history of its own! It was once part of the Jefferson Ice company. They supplied ice to people in Chicago and Milwaukee areas.
I am the one who was lucky enough to get the iconic “Amityville” quarter-round windows. I couldn’t believe they were still in the attic! I have a link to photos of them if anyone wants to see them.