Horror fans have had the pick of the litter lately when it comes to the sale of movie houses! Just a few of the famous slasher pads to recently hit the market include the Paramour Estate from “Scream 3,” Glen Lantz’ (Johnny Depp) residence from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and the childhood home of Michael Myers (Don Shanks) from 1989’s “Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers.” The latter, a unique Shingle-style property located in Salt Lake City, Utah, was listed for less than a month before it was swooped off the market by an eager buyer.
As first reported by A Reel Experience, the two-and-a-half-story dwelling came up for sale for a cool $950,000 on November 20, 2020, sparking immediate interest and thrilling horror fans across the nation. Listing agent Robyn Christensen of Coldwell Banker Realty’s Salt Lake – Sugar House office told Realtor.com, “We had multiple offers over asking the first day, so it’s definitely a hot item.” Tax records indicate the pad ultimately closed just a little over three weeks later at $806,400.
Supposedly located in Haddonfield, Illinois, in actuality the property can be found at 1007 East 1st Ave., in SLC’s prestigious The Avenues Historic District, a picturesque community which, per The Avenues website, comprises “approximately 100 square blocks of late 19th and early 20th century residential, commercial, and civic architecture in a variety of styles.”
There seems to be some confusion regarding the provenance of the home floating around online. Though the listing and a 1974 Utah State Historical Society Structure/Site Information Form contend the dwelling was designed by architect Frederick Albert Hale, most other sources, including a 2013 National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, note it as being the work of the Ware & Cornell architecture firm. Known as the N.H. Beeman House in honor of original occupant Newell Beeman, the property was commissioned circa 1892 by developers Frank E. McGurrin and Elmer Darling.
There is some additional confusion surrounding the pad’s past owners, as well, but in their 1980 book The Avenues of Salt Lake City, authors Karl T. Haglund and Philip F. Notarianni maintain that they include railroad businessman Hoyt Sherman and Claude W. Freed, who co-founded the Salt Lake Country Club and is known as the “father of Utah golf.” In 1938, the structure was purchased by a realtor named Quayle Cannon who converted it into four separate apartment units.
As such, the site, which was operating as a triplex at the time of last year’s sale, boasts four kitchens and an abundance of living areas. With 10 bedrooms and five baths spread across 7,354 square feet, there is certainly plenty of room for multiple families to make the place their home.