The Real ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ House from Wes Craven’s Original Classic Just Sold for $3 Million

It’s 1428 Elm Street in Springwood, Ohio in the movies but in real life the iconic house that Nancy Thompson calls home in A Nightmare on Elm Street is 1428 North Genesee Avenue in Los Angeles, California. As you may recall, the iconic movie house went back on the market this past Halloween season, and today we’ve learned that it now has a new owner.

The house went on the market for $3.25 million back in October, and CNN Entertainment reports this week that it was just sold for a little bit less than the asking price: $2.98 million.

The previous owner – Lorene Scafaria, director of films such as Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and 2019’s Hustlers – had purchased the house for $2.1 million back in 2013.

The two-story house features three bedrooms and four bathrooms, and right across the street you can see the house of Johnny Depp’s Glen Lantz, just like in Wes Craven’s movie!

CNN details, “The three-bedroom Dutch Colonial got a major facelift in the years since Wes Craven’s 1984 film was released, though its exterior remained the same. But the rest of the home was “reimagined by an English designer in the mid-2000s,” so it’s brighter, whiter and airier than the famous movie monster would’ve liked. All egregiously ’80s flourishes have been replaced — and the door, once blood-red, is now painted a stately black.”

Believe it or not, the house was also used for John Carpenter’s Halloween!

Watch stars Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund return to the iconic property decades later in the below video, a reunion Entertainment Tonight made happen back in 2013!