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Silence Of The Lambs House

‘The Silence Of The Lambs' House Up For Sale In Pennsylvania

Lauren Nowacki2-Minute Read
October 20, 2020

As a character in the psychological thriller, “The Silence of the Lambs,” you wouldn’t want to visit the home of the movie’s infamous serial killer, Buffalo Bill.

But as a real-life home buyer looking for a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian on almost 2 acres of land, you’ll definitely want to come for a walkthrough of the home. You may even want to buy it.

The four-bedroom Pennsylvania home, used as the set of the Academy Award-winning film, is for sale and its place in movie history is only a small selling point compared to the other features of the home.

Home Features And Amenities

According to its listing, the Victorian home, built in 1910, still has its original hardwood floors, woodwork, pocket doors and fireplaces. The bathroom includes a clawfoot tub and stained glass window.

silence of the lambs house foyer

Of course, some renovations had to be made to the 110-year old home, and all for the better. Among the recent renovations are a new hot water tank and well pump and updated flooring in the attic and along the wrap-around porch.

A rose garden and fountain were added to an exterior that already had a few unique features, including a built-in pool and vintage train caboose.

lawn of Silence Of The Lambs House

The home isn’t just part of film history, it’s also part of local history. The property includes a spacious three-car garage that once served as the Layton Station General Store, post office and train station. The house sits across from nearby railroad tracks and the Youghiogheny River.

For fans of the 1991 horror flick who may be wondering, there is no well in the basement. That scene was filmed on a sound stage. However, according to the seller’s agents, the cold cellar, entranceway, dining room and kitchen were all used in the film.

kitchen in silence Of The Lambs House

Between the home’s amenities and Hollywood association, making the home an Airbnb could be a successful and lucrative venture for the right person.

Moving To Fayette County, PA

There’s also plenty to do in Fayette County, where the home is located. Nature lovers can explore natural waterfalls, caves and hiking trails, while aspiring architects can tour homes by Frank Lloyd Wright and history buffs can visit a National Battlefield Site of the French and Indian War.

The home is listed for $298,500. According to real estate trends in Fayette County, it’s currently a buyer’s market, but many homes in the county are selling fast.

If you’re looking to move anywhere in the Keystone State, check out homes for sale in Pennsylvania or learn more about the best places to live in Pennsylvania.

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Lauren Nowacki

Lauren Nowacki is a staff writer specializing in personal finance, homeownership and the mortgage industry. She has a B.A. in Communications and has worked as a writer and editor for various publications in Philadelphia, Chicago and Metro Detroit.