New Jersey home seen in ‘The Amityville Horror’ sells for $1.5M

January 30, 2023

Photos courtesy of Motion City Media/ Childers Sotheby’s International Realty

The New Jersey home seen in the 1979 film “The Amityville Horror” has found a buyer. Located in Toms River in Ocean County, the waterfront property at 18 Brooks Road was used as a stand-in in the horror movie for the real-life “haunted” house on Long Island. After first listing for $1.7 million this past September, the four-bedroom home recently closed for $1.46 million.


The riverfront home was built in 1920 and measures nearly 3,900 square feet with four bedrooms and five baths. When filming the horror movie in 1979, “Amityville Horror” producers chose 18 Brooks Road to represent the Long Island home where paranormal activity was reported following a gruesome murder.

The Long Island home at 108 Ocean Avenue last sold in March 2017 for $605,000 as 6sqft previously reported.

According to the Asbury Park Press, set designers built structures around parts of the home to make it look like the Dutch colonial in Amityville, including its unique windows. Two sequels were filmed at the home.

Jeffrey Childers of Childers Sotheby’s International Realty, who had the listing, told Mansion Global the Hollywood connection “elevates the exposure of the listing.”

“The buyers were aware of the history of the home,” Childers told Mansion Global. “They didn’t buy it because it was in the movie, but knew of the history.”

The four-level home has been recently renovated, with a modern eat-in kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and water views.

There are four bedrooms in total, with three full baths and two half baths. A balcony from one bedroom overlooks the resort-like backyard, which boasts an in-ground gunite pool and a deep-water dock with a boat lift.

In addition to the impressive outdoor space, the home features a fully finished basement with a wet bar, theater, and laundry room.  There’s also an outdoor kitchen and a detached garage.


All photos courtesy of Motion City Media/ Childers Sotheby’s International Realty

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