The American Horror Story: Murder House Airbnb may have had a relatively non-creepy setting compared to the grimy psych ward of Asylum or the bloody stacks of bedrooms in Hotel, but that still doesn’t quite explain what kind of person would want to spend a night living in a space that was used to connect them with some of their worst fears.
Perhaps the answer is best described as this: a really rich one, or at least someone with a lot of friends. The owners of the home featured on American Horror Story‘s first season Murder House have put the house up on Airbnb for rental, with a price of $1,450 per night. While that might seem outlandish at first, one does have to recall that it’s a mansion you’re talking about. Up to 16 people can be accommodated in the nine-bedroom, 9.5-bath home. If you’re able to rack up a full house, that’s a manageable $90 a person.
Unfortunately for the hungriest of American Horror Story fans already clicking wildly to beat out the rush and end up left out until 2050, Airbnb has already removed the listing. Still, it’s clear the owners are eager to let the public get in on the Murder House, and it will likely only be a few days before they find another way to rent it out.
Although the axe already came down on the American Horror Story Airbnb, some guests who had already had the chance to stay in the Murder House did manage to let curious lovers of the show know what kind of quality they could expect from the rental, reported Variety. The reviewer noted that it certainly wasn’t the stainless-steel kitchen, jacuzzi-tub bathroom type of listing that one would usually find in an Airbnb with a similar price tag, but its originality in that aspect was far from a detracting factor.
“The house was fantastic: Full of history and carrying her scars and scratches from a long and eventful life with pride. Beds, blankets and linens were top class, kitchen well equipped and our party of five made good use of it, both for relaxation and as an alternative meeting place with colleagues from Hollywood. If you are looking for something soulful, and do not expect everything to be brand new and shiny, this place is it.”
Not just those who love American Horror Story will have interest in the Airbnb listing. Long before Murder House, The Alfred Rosenheim Mansion had a long history of disturbing Hollywood happenings and rumored paranormal encounters. Still, because it’s located in a neighborhood not exactly known for security, it took a while for the place to sell, even after American Horror Story rocketed it to fame.
With that recognition, the owners of the American Horror Story property were asking $17 million — a number that dropped more than 75 percent to $3.2 million before the ex-wife of DJ Paul Oakenfold and her doctor husband purchased it last spring, reported Curbed Los Angeles. The publication also provided some of the Murder House’s history and impressive features, as well as a selection of interior photos.
“Alfred Rosenheim was an architect who moved to Los Angeles to work on the Hellman Building in Downtown’s Historic Core. Around 1908, he built this place for himself, and it is a doozy. The designated LA Historic-Cultural Monument features all kinds of Tiffany elements—stained glass windows, lighting fixtures, “a museum-quality set of Tiffany glass doors”—six Batchelder tile fireplaces, a detached ballroom, and a solarium.”
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