The real estate listing for the Los Angeles mansion boasts of its “Tiffany leaded-glass display cases and a museum-quality set of Tiffany glass doors”. Wow, that sounds eerily like the sales spiel Connie Britton’s character gives to perspective buyers on FX’s American Horror Story as she desperately tries to unload the house that is full of malicious and lethal ghosts and phantasms.
There’s a good reason for the similarity. It is that very abode, which in the show is referred to as Murder House on a popular ghost tour of the city. Six bedrooms, five baths, evoking “the quality and grandeur of a bygone era”. Asking price: $4.5 million. (Or as Mitt Romney refers to it: a side bet.)
Opening the house to potential buyers won’t effect production of the show which just ended its first season with the shocking twist that the Harmon’s daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga) passed away weeks ago and is now a ghost herself.
The pilot of American Horror Story was shot in actual building, but the producers have since been using very convincing simulated sets.