If you had $1.15 million to spare on a lovely, redone Colonial home that happened to inspire the book, "The Amityville Horror," you're going to be disappointed. The so-called "Amityville Horror" house was just sold! Newsday reports that five-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home went into contract this week; the buyers apparently "wanted to get on the water in a big, old classic house."
Back in 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. killed his parents and four siblings in the home and subsequent owners George and Kathleen Lutz claimed to be haunted for 28 days, which were detailed in the book "The Amityville Horror" (on the cover: "This book will scare the hell out of you"—Kansas City Star). However, another owner of the house said, "Nothing weird ever happened, except for people coming by because of the book and the movie." Which is why they changed the address.
The house was on the market for 70 days, which another broker said was a "very good turn-around time." It's unclear how much the house sold for, but it does look really nice in the listing's photographs.