You’d think a ghostly house would have no takers. However, proving you (and us) wrong is the recent sale of the residence featured in the ‘The Conjuring’ that has been sold for a cool $1.525 million at Sotheby’s. Yes, that’s right! The Rhode Island residence fetched 27% over the original asking price to become the most expensive home sold in Burrillville on record. The transaction was represented by The Blackstone Team of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty and is easily one of the most surprising sales of the time.
Commenting on it, Ben Kean, Junior Partner and Sales Associate of The Blackstone Team, said, “It is a career highlight to have been a part of this storied home’s legacy. Representing and marketing this home was an honor we do not take lightly, and we are grateful to the sellers for trusting us to be their partners through this transaction.”
The home is also where its owners – the Perron family had a stint for nearly a decade with intense paranormal activity. Andrea Perron, who moved to the house with her parents and four sisters when she was 12, stated, “I always got along with the spirits right from the start,” said Andrea Perron, who moved to the house with her parents and four sisters when she was 12. “I had moments of fear because I saw what was happening to my mom and to my family.”
The property measures 3,109 square feet and features beamed ceilings, wide-plank hardwood floors, fireplaces, and wooden cabinetry in the kitchen. It was purchased by paranormal investigators Jenn and Cory Heinzen, who bought the home for $439,000 in 2019. They have now sold it to a Boston real-estate developer named Jacqueline Nuñez.
Noting her novel purchase, Nuñez said, “This is a very personal purchase for me. When it hit the market, I thought, ‘This is a property that enables people to speak to the dead.’ If your end goal is to be terrified, it can deliver. Or if you go there to connect with a loved one, it can deliver that, too.”
On a parting note, she added, “I’m not afraid of the house…Ask me again in a year.” Your thoughts?