Back in October, we heard that Seeking a Friend for the End of the WorldThe Meddler, and Hustlers director Lorene Scafaria had put her house up for sale… which usually wouldn’t mean much to us here at Arrow in the Head, but this caught our attention because Scafaria’s house happened to be the iconic house from the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise! Located at 1428 Elm Street in Springwood, Ohio in the Elm Street movies, the house actually stands at 1428 N Genesee Ave in Los Angeles – and it just sold for $2.98 million.

Scafaria was asking for $3.25 million when she put the house on the market, but since she purchased the house for the price of $2.1 million in 2013, she still came out ahead by selling it for $2.98 million.

According to,

1428 N Genesee is a beautiful Dutch Colonial with a modern twist. The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 2-story main house has stunning walnut floors weaving through archways and past bright windows. Highlights include 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. 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.

The site also notes that 1428 N Genesee is 98.80% more expensive than nearby properties.

In addition to being a Nightmare on Elm Street filming location, 1428 N Genesee was also a location in the TV cut of John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween. And, CNN notes,

it all comes with a guest house, one that fans of comedian Bo Burnham might recognize as the setting of his acclaimed special, Inside. Burnham camped out in the petite abode during the pandemic to create the claustrophobic work, though it looks much less menacing in listing photos.

So the Elm Street house is off the market once again, and hopefully the new owner won’t mind all the horror fans who come by to look at the place and get their pictures taken in front of it.


By James Carter

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