The chilling secret behind this ordinary suburban home that’s selling for $2.2 million after just seven days on the market
The home, made famous by Australian horror film The Babadook, was sold in seven days after listing for a range of $1.998 million to $2.195 million.
The atmospheric exterior of the five bedroom, two bathroom Victorian Terrace in North Adelaide, South Australia featured prominently in the 2014 film.
Built in 1876, the beautifully maintained two storey Grade II Listed home was purchased in 1961 by its last owner, Aileen Aujard.
The home, made famous by Australian horror film The Babadook, was sold in seven days after listing for a range of $1.998 million to $2.195 million
The evocative exterior of the five bedroom, two bathroom Victorian Terrace in North Adelaide, South Australia, featured prominently in the 2014 film (pictured).
The house was sold to an undisclosed buyer earlier this month for an undisclosed sum, reports The Advertiser.
Located in one of the southern capital’s most desirable zip codes, the grand blue stone home features charming Old World touches such as soaring ceilings, a classic iron-topped porch and marble fireplaces.
Other highlights are the four spacious living areas, a fully-fledged drying cellar and Baltic floorboards.
The large blue stone house has charming Old World features that have been beautifully maintained. (Pictured: the staircase and the ornate entrance)
One of the two bathrooms can be seen here
Built in 1876, the two-story Grade I listed home features high ceilings, a classic iron-topped porch and marble fireplaces (pictured).
Renovations on the 754m² block include a new iron roof and street-side stone wall with a wrought iron gate built to local heritage standards.
Only the exterior of the house was used in The Babadook.
Directed by Jennifer Kent, the chilling film starred Essie Davis as a mother who is haunted by the monster Babadook.
Directed by Jennifer Kent, The Babadook is a low budget Australian horror film starring Essie Davis (pictured) as a mother who is haunted by a monster. It became an international hit
A hit at international festivals, The Babadook had its world premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.
The film, which was made for a modest US$2 million, was released in Australia in May 2014 to just 13 cinemas after major cinema chains failed to get on board.
It achieved widespread acclaim and commercial success in France, where it made more money in five days than during its entire run in Australia.
The film soon secured worldwide distribution rights and became a hit around the world. It is now considered one of the greatest horror films of modern times.