“The Silence of the Lambs” house in rural Pennsylvania to become B&B

Circa-1910 home sold for $290K

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Feb.February 21, 2021 09:00 AM
The house where Buffalo Bill lived in Silence of the Lambs. (Orion Pictures, Compass)

The house where Buffalo Bill lived in Silence of the Lambs. (Orion Pictures, Berkshire  Hathaway Preferred Realty)

 

The Pennsylvania home that appeared in “The Silence of the Lambs” as serial killer Buffalo Bill’s lair has sold — and soon, fans of the film could plan an overnight stay there.

Still from Silence of the Lambs of Jodie Foster and Ted Levine inside the house. (Orion Pictures)

Still from Silence of the Lambs of Jodie Foster and Ted Levine inside the house. (Orion Pictures)

New York-based theatrical art director Chris Rowan paid $290,000 for the modest four-bedroom home in Perryopolis, according to the New York Post. The home hit the market in the fall with an asking price of $300,000.

Rowan reportedly plans to keep the house largely as-is, but wants to recreate one blood-curdling setting seen in the film: the deep pit in the basement where Buffalo Bill tortured his victims. While the home’s real basement did appear in “The Silence of the Lambs,” the pit scenes were shot off-site.

Still from Silence of the Lambs of the house exterior. (Orion Pictures)

Still from Silence of the Lambs of the house exterior. (Orion Pictures)

The 2,334-square-foot home was built in the Queen Anne Victorian style in 1910. Many of its original details remain, including dark hardwood floors, moldings and pocket doors. The three original fireplaces are also intact.

Elsewhere on the 1.7-acre property, there is a three-car garage converted from a turn-of-the-century general store and a vintage caboose. The previous owners added a swimming pool, rose garden and a gazebo.

[NYP] — Dennis Lynch 

 

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