Who Knew? The house used in Silence of the Lambs is for sale – and it’s in Layton, Pennsylvania. The house originally listed for $300,000 according to The New York Times, but is now priced at $249,900. The article suggests perhaps the house is overpriced:
As some observers on social media pointed out, the home may be overpriced. The property is listed well above the median listing price for Pennsylvania, which, according to Realtor.com, is $149,900. Still, others were intrigued by the home’s gory lore.
But median house price in Pennsylvania is a wide range. That means houses from the Coal Region (where I can sell you a home in Shenandoah for $25,000 in move in condition) to a Philadelphia mansion on the Main Line for half a million or more. So median price in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania means NOTHING to me.
Let’s see what Zillow says. (Stop your snickering – yes Zillow is not the most accurate but it’s a start). Here we go: 8 Circle St. should be priced under $200k according to the Big Z if it’s going to sell. Zillow of course doesn’t KNOW that this is a famous movie house. The Zestimate states $187,166 is fair market value for the house that has no pit, thank you (that was filmed on a sound set not in the house).
It’s 183 days on market. With the price reduction, perhaps the house will sell now or get a decent offer. The listing agent’s description on Zillow plays up the movie history and seems full of hope that the background will bring attention. Not sure if it’s worth an extra $50k or so but – who knows?