3 decades later, 'Nightmare on Elm Street' house is a dream home

3 decades later, 'Nightmare on Elm Street' house is a dream home
A Nightmare on Elm Street premiered exactly three decades ago, on Nov. 9, 1984. Click a photo for a slideshow of how the house looks now.
A Nightmare on Elm Street premiered exactly three decades ago, on Nov. 9, 1984. Click a photo for a slideshow of how the house looks now.

The nightmare may never end on Elm Street, but it certainly has on North Genesee Avenue, where the real-life version of the home Freddy once stalked sits.

The iconic home from "A Nightmare on Elm Street" -- released 30 years ago, on November 9, 1984 -- fell into disrepair after providing exteriors for the first and second installments of the movies. But in 2006, model/actress Angie Hill purchased the property and immediately set about renovating it, turning the nightmare property into her dream.

Inside, it's now a striking piece of traditional/modernist fusion that neither Freddy Krueger nor Nancy Thompson would recognize, as shown in a 2012 listing for the property. It sold last year for $2.1 million--a few hundred thousand dollars more than it cost director Wes Craven to make the original "Nightmare" movie.

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Before Hill got her hands on it, the home bore a greater resemblance to the decrepit and decaying version in Freddy's dream world than the original sunny suburban home that shows up in the early films.

"It was horrible," Hill told AOL Real Estate, which chronicled her renovations. "It was the only house on the street that looked beaten up. ... The pool looked like it hadn't been touched in 10 years -- it was black."

Paint was chipping and peeling away from the siding, cracks were running up the walls, windows were boarded up and the backyard was a mess.

Although there was no nightmare villain hanging out in the property, it still gave Hill the creeps.

"It had the weirdest vibe," Hill said. "You could feel the weird energy. There was a really oppressive odor."

So she burned some sage to get ready of the bad energy, and then completely dismantled the property.

Horror fans can take comfort in the fact that from the outside, the home looks almost exactly the same as it did in the films. But the inside is a totally different story.

Click here or on a photo to see the dream home that the "Nightmare on Elm Street" house has become.

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