If you’re a fan of the popular series, American Horror Story, you’ll know that many of the houses featured in the show have become landmarks of a sort. Now one couple is suing the Murder House’s previous owners for failure to disclose.
The Murder House was featured in season one of the series, which began airing in 2011. The mansion was built in 1902 and has also been featured in Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Law and Order SVU.
In 2015 a couple purchased the home and says it has become a living nightmare; not because of the ghosts featured on the show, but because of tourists trampling their property.
Dr. Ernest R. von Schwartz and Pier Angela Oakenfold bought the home for $3.2 million. They are suing for $3-million. The married couple says the home’s popularity attracts groups of visitors on a daily basis. They even had a fence built around the property, but say that it has done little to keep fans away.
Schwartz told CBS News, “We feel like they cheated us. We want to live here, of course, but it’s very difficult since we don’t feel safe.”
The lawsuit alleges that “Unbeknownst to the plaintiffs, and not disclosed by the Defendants, hundreds of fans of the TV show would come to the property, trespass, attempt to break in and created a significant nuisance not only for the Seller, but for the neighbors as well.”
The couple has had several break-ins, and surveillance video shows intruders climbing over the property’s fence. Police have answered calls to the home on several occasions.
The suit, filed on February 7, accuses the previous seller, Elizabeth Axlerod and real estate agent, Coldwell Banker of not disclosing the problem with sight-seers as well as other problems with the home.
What do you think? Does the couple have a case?
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