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Halloween might be over for another year, but we've found the perfect house for anyone who wants a spooky style all year round. Fans of the popular Netflix show Stranger Things might recognise this gothic Victorian home as Vecna's hideout in season four of the series, and you could be calling it your own if you have $1.5 million going spare.
Once a popular bed and breakfast, the East Rome home - just over an hour's drive from Atlanta city, Georgia - is nestled within a one acre lot and boasts seven bedrooms and bathrooms set across 6,000 square feet. Originally constructed in 1882, the home is famously recognized as the iconic Creel House from Stranger Things but has been restored to its former glory since filming took place.
Despite it's Second Empire style architecture, signature mansard roof, and the ornate built-in fittings, the property's interior has been updated into a modern home fit for family life (and guarantees there are no cursed monsters in the attic!). Dare to look inside?
Lilith is an expert at following news and trends across the world of interior design. She has an eye for appealing designs and interesting spaces which she regularly shares with readers through home tours, such as this one. After learning that the Vecna's spooky dwelling rom Stranger Things was up for sale, she wanted to share the fascinating modern gothic decor that's hidden inside
Once you pass the threshold of the inlaid wood doorway, you're met by a spacious entryway that gives way to a sweeping staircase, with detailed carved wood panelling around the perimeter. The chandelier lighting fixture makes a magnificent statement, setting the grandiose rooms that follow.
The sweeping wooden staircase faces a large fireplace opposite, evidence of this property's stately history. The green tiling in the fire surround, echoed in the upholstery of the adjacent chair, establish the moody, dark color scheme that flows throughout the home.
The recently renovated kitchen has been given contemporary updates while still retaining traditional features that are in keeping with the home's origins. New appliances include an ice maker and dishwasher, all built with custom cabinetry that surrounds a 15 foot island draped in black marble. A large walk-in pantry offers ample storage, as well as an adjoining butler's pantry with a wet bar that connects the kitchen to the dining room.
Ever wanted to eat on the site of a film set? Well, you can do it daily if you choose to live here. Sharp-eyed viewers of Stranger Things will recognize this as the dining room of the Creel family in the series. Green walls and wooden floorboards contribute to the moody feel in this majestic formal dining space, complete with a dark oval dining table and wooden chairs.
Many original details remain in the living room, such as the intricate handcrafted built-in shutters and layered molding details. Together with the palatial French style furniture, this space seems more fitting for a respectable family than it does a cursed villain from the upside-down.
Upstairs, many of the large bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms. The large fireplace, cabriole sofa and chandelier lighting make this space feel opulent and luxurious and despite the original antique features, there's plenty of scope to modernize.
Several bedrooms have already seen more contemporary updates, like this room with grey walls and a rattan headboard.
The en-suite bathroom of the master bedroom feels fittingly gothic, in-keeping with the rest of the rooms. Twin sconces flank a tall mirror while stone features like the black bathroom floor tiles and oversized rectangular marble sink add to the dark, eerie concept that runs throughout this home. Who knew spooky could be so stylish?
Listed by Zillow.
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Lilith Hudson is the Staff Writer on Livingetc, and an expert at decoding trends and reporting on them as they happen. Writing news, features, and explainers for our digital platform, she's the go-to person for all the latest micro-trends, interior hacks, and color inspiration you need in your home. Lilith discovered a love for lifestyle journalism during her BA in English and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham where she spent more time writing for her student magazine than she did studying. After graduating, she decided to take things a step further and now holds an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London, with previous experience at the Saturday Times Magazine, Evening Standard, DJ Mag, and The Simple Things Magazine. At weekends you'll find her renovating a tiny one-up, one-down annex next to her Dad's holiday cottage in the Derbyshire dales where she applies all the latest design ideas she's picked up through the week.
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