The Conjuring House that inspired James Wan's horror film sells for 27%

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The Conjuring House that inspired James Wan's horror film sells for 27%

A Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired director James Wan's 2013 supernatural horror film The Conjuring sold for $1.525 million, much higher than its $1.2 million asking price. The Colonial-era home sold for 27% over the original price.

Although the Rhode Island home was not the home featured in the film franchise, it was the actual home where the Perron family was plagued with paranormal activity in the 1970s.

The film depicts the story of a Roman Catholic family haunted by supernatural activity in their new Rhode Island dream home. Out of desperation, the couple hires paranormal investigators to help them convince the church that an exorcism must be done to save their family.

The century home is located at 1677 Round Top Road in Burrillville, RI. The sellers, Jenn and Cory Heinzen, purchased the home in 2019 for $439,000.

The Heinzens told the Wall Street Journal that they spent four months keeping themselves in a room as a sign of respect for the spirits, letting them get used to us instead of barging in. The Wall Street Journal reported that the new owner is the Boston real estate developer Jacqueline Nuez. She made one of more than 10 offers on the three-bedroom, roughly 3,100 square foot home in September 2021. She agreed to meet one unique demand of the sellers : not living in the home for the buyer's own good.

This is a very personal purchase for me, a person who was represented by Ricardo Rodriguez and Bethany Eddy of Coldwell Banker Realty in Providence, told the Wall Street Journal. When it hit the market, I thought: This is a property that allows people to speak to the dead. Nu ez says she will host events in honor of the property's haunting history.

Nu ez told the Wall Street Journal that he was not afraid of the house. She jokingly added, Ask me again in a year. The Heinzens began the paranormal business that Nu ez plans to continue. The nightly investigations, day tours, and live-streamed events are all available to visitors.