North Adelaide home featured in The Babadook sells for $2.2million


The terrifying secret behind this ordinary suburban home as it sells for $2.2million after just seven days on the market

The house made famous by the Australian horror film The Babadook has been sold in seven days after it was listed with a price guide of $1.998million to $2.195million.

Located in North Adelaide, South Australia, the moody exterior of the five-bedroom, two-bathroom Victorian terrace featured prominently in the 2014 movie.

Built in 1876, the beautifully maintained, two-storey heritage home was bought by its last owner Aileen Aujard in 1961.

The house made famous by the Australian horror film The Babadook has been sold in seven days after it was listed with a price guide of $1.998million to $2.195million 

Located in North Adelaide, South Australia, the moody exterior of the five-bedroom, two-bathroom Victorian terrace featured prominently in the 2014 movie (pictured)

Located in North Adelaide, South Australia, the moody exterior of the five-bedroom, two-bathroom Victorian terrace featured prominently in the 2014 movie (pictured)

The home was sold to an unknown buyer for an undisclosed sum earlier this month, reports The Advertiser.

Situated in one of the southern capital’s most desirable post codes, the grand blue-stone home boasts charming Old World features, such as towering ceilings, a classic verandah with iron lace, and marble fireplaces.

Other highlights include the four spacious living areas, a full-size dry cellar and Baltic floorboards.

The grand blue-stone home boasts charming Old World features that have been beautifully maintained. (Pictured: the stairwell and ornate entrance)

The grand blue-stone home boasts charming Old World features that have been beautifully maintained. (Pictured: the stairwell and ornate entrance)

One of the two bathrooms is seen here

One of the two bathrooms is seen here

Built in 1876, the two-storey heritage home features towering ceilings, a classic verandah with iron lace, and marble fireplaces (pictured)

Built in 1876, the two-storey heritage home features towering ceilings, a classic verandah with iron lace, and marble fireplaces (pictured)

Renovations on the 754 sqm block include a new iron roof and a street-side stone wall with wrought-iron gate built to comply with local heritage standards.

Only the exterior of the home was used in The Babadook.

Directed by Jennifer Kent, the terrifying film starred Essie Davis as a mother haunted by the monster Babadook.

Directed by Jennifer Kent, The Babadook is a low-budget Australian horror film starring Essie Davis (pictured) as a mother haunted by a monster. It went on to become an international hit

Directed by Jennifer Kent, The Babadook is a low-budget Australian horror film starring Essie Davis (pictured) as a mother haunted by a monster. It went on to become an international hit

A hit on the international festival circuit, The Babadook had its world premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. 

The movie, which was made for a modest $2million, was released in Australia in May 2014 at just 13 theatres after major cinema chains failed to get on board. 

It went on to achieve great acclaim and commercial success in France, where it made more money in five days there than it did during its entire run in Australia.

The film soon secured global distribution rights and became a hit around the world. It is now considered one of the greatest horror movies of the modern era. 

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