“Silence of the Lambs” House for Sale — Again

The Fayette County Victorian was used as the residence of serial killer Buffalo Bill in the 1991 film.

Photo by Paul McCarthy via Flickr Creative Commons

Now that it’s October, spooky season is here, but if you buy a Fayette County house, it could feel like Halloween all year long. 

Known as the “Silence of the Lambs” house, the three-story Victorian in Fayette County stood in as the residence of Buffalo Bill, the wild-haired serial killer pursued by FBI trainee Clarice Starling in the 1991 film. 

Located about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh near Perryopolis, the house, which sits on more than an acre of land along the Youghiogheny River, is listed for $298,500. 

This the second time in recent memory the home has been on the market. In 2016, after languishing on the market for a year, the house — which attracted national news attention when it went up for sale due to its association with the Academy Award-winning thriller — sold to an anonymous buyer for $195,000. It originally was listed at $300,000. 

According to the current listing, the most recent owners made a number of improvements to the four-bedroom house, including reflooring the home’s wrap-around porch and gazebo and adding a rose garden and a fountain. 

The home’s original hardwood floors, woodwork, light fixtures, pocket doors, fireplaces and wallpaper from 1910 are all still in place. 

What it does not include is the basement dungeon where Buffalo Bill kept his victims. While the home’s foyer and dining room appeared in the movie, the infamous pit dungeon depicted in the film actually was shot on a soundstage. 

If the house doesn’t attract new residents wanting to call it home, its creepy connection could perhaps make it an overnight destination. “This ionic property would make for an amazing Airbnb!” a description on the listing by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices notes.  

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