7 Modernist Homes Fit for a Movie Villain
The house above, named the Chemospere, resembled nothing as much as a UFO. In 1960, aerospace engineer Leonard Malin inherited land on a steep hillside that would be hard to build on. He enlisted architect John Lautner, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, to build the home. It was later the scene of a real murder, and in 1984 was the setting of Brian De Palma's movie Body Double. The Chemosphere is only one of a list of seven glorious modernist houses that were so striking that they made it into the movies. Five of the homes were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright or architects who trained under him. Another is the Hollyhock House, built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1922.
You Can Now Buy the Wes Craven Nightmare On Elm Street House for $3.25 Million
If you are a fan of Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street movies, you would probably recognize this house as the one where Nancy Thompson had some pretty bad dreams, in both the original 1984 movie and in the '85 sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. The Los Angeles home that was used for filming the outside shots has been a popular destination for Freddy Kreuger fans ever since. And now it can be yours! The home is listed at Douglas Elliman for $3,250,000, and the realtors will accept bids only until Halloween. Alas, the address is not on Elm Street, but on North Genesee Avenue.
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