Addams Family House

Posted: August 24, 2014
The Addams Family House
$2 million
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Correction: Sorry dudes, this is not the Addams Family set house, inside or out, but a real Australian home that has remained unchanged since its late 1800s construction, and looks like a creepy mansion shacking up an occult family. I apologize for my previous erroneous statements, and also blame them on last night's tequila, karaoke bar, and greatest hits of Hall & Oates.

While you can't buy the actual Addams Family house--that was a set designed by Addams himself, the cartoonist who created the comic strip that inspired the iconic TV show--you can shell out for Verulum, a real-life Australian mansion that smacks of the kooky, spooky, ooky chez Addams. The home's highest bidder at its September 11, 2014 auction will receive the digs looking pretty much exactly as if they came straight from Gomez and Morticia's haunted reign.

Verulum sits amidst the modern, perfectly normal Sydney suburb of Paddington, but it hasn't been on the market since 1924. Built in the late 19th century, the home called Aunty Toots (!) its sole occupant for the last 90 years. She was one of the daughters of house's original owners, and apparently wasn't into remodeling and upgrades. It even still has the stables out back from its days as a farmhouse.

Other notable Addams Family-esque features include marble fireplaces, ornate 11' ceilings, leadlight windows, and veranda columns. The house has 5 bedrooms...which means someone is definitely bunking with Cousin Itt when he visits...and 2 bathrooms.

Louise Snowden of Raine & Horne Double Bay hold Verulum's listing, and is showing it Thursdays and Saturdays until the auction. The piece of history is expected to go for upwards of $2 million.

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