You could buy the house from ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ if you’re into that kind of thing
When you think of pop culture real estate you’d like to own, ones that probably spring to mind include like, Carrie’s apartment from Sex and the City. Or, the Full House house. Or whatever director Nancy Meyers is using in her latest film (because seriously, every location she chooses is gorgeous). One of the places you’re probably not thinking about moving into is the house from Silence of the Lambs. Because, well, it’s the house from Silence of the Lambs and the stuff that happens inside there is kinda scary.
BUT, it’s on the market right now.
So if you’re someone who’s like “YES, tell me MORE about how I can buy Buffalo Bill’s home!” here it is. The house is located in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and the owners, Scott and Barbara Lloy, have since retired and want to downsize to something smaller. They’re sad to part with the house, and their realtor thinks it would be a great place for a horror-themed bed and breakfast. Because, of course.
The new owners will have to put a dungeon in, though, since that’s not actually part of the house. That infamous dungeon scene in Silence of the Lambs (you know the one I’m talking about) was actually filmed on a sound stage, not in the Lloy’s home. If the house came with an already built-in dungeon, I think we’d have a bunch of follow-up questions for that.
Their house was initially chosen because other parts of Silence of the Lambs was filming in the area, and, “[The production was] looking for a home in which you entered the front door and had a straight line through,” Barbara told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, “They wanted it to look like a spider web, with Buffalo Bill drawing Jodie Foster [who played Clarice] into the foyer, into the kitchen, then into the basement.” The actual basement included in the house is not terrifying.
So if you’re in the market for a new home, Buffalo Bill’s will only set you back $300,000. But just think of all the movie and TV marathons you can host between the all the Hannibal Lecter movies, and then the NBC series, too! (Image via Columbia Pictures)