For some reason this couple thought it would be nice to buy a house known as “The Murder House.” It’s known by that rather disturbing title because of its use in the first season of American Horror Story–so no murders actually took place in it, I think.
But still, something possessed this couple to buy the creepy looking house Los Angeles house, and are now freaking out about all the AHS fans who keep trespassing to get a glimpse of the house. The couple is now suing brokers for having sold them the property because of all the unwanted guests.
Dr. Ernst von Schwarz and Pier Angela Oakenfold bought the Rosenheim Mansion in 2015 for $3.2 million, and claim brokers failed to disclose “material and important information” about the mansion.
The lawsuit reads,
Unbeknownst to Plaintiffs and disclosed by Defendants, the Rosenheim Mansion had become a macabre tourist attraction for fans of the TV Show. “Hundreds of fans would come to the property, trespass, attempt to break in, and created significant nuisance not only for the Seller, but for the neighbors as well.
The brokers Stephen Apelian and Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker, told BuzzFeed News, in a joint statement “It is very disappointing when any client involved in a real estate transaction is unhappy.”
“I have no doubt that the truthful facts of this case will resolve this matter in our favor,” their statement concluded.
The couple also now claim that there are “significant defects” in the property’s condition, including “damage to the roof, gutters, significant leaks, water intrusion, and mold.”
Schwarz and Oakenfold argued that this goes against the Mills Act, an “economic incentive program in California for the restoration and preservation of qualified historic buildings by private property owners.”