Home with creepy detail sells for $450K

Nadine Carroll
·2-min read

A house for sale in Adelaide’s southeast that went viral for its “creepy feature” has been snapped up for $450,000 by a very brave buyer.

The three-bedroom, one-bathroom house located in Blackwood looks innocent enough from the outside, however nightmare-inducing wallpaper in one of the bedrooms shows a young girl wearing a nightgown and clutching a teddy bear.

House hunters were curious about the wallpaper after images of the home were posted online, leaving Harcourts Packham real estate agent Peter Jeffery to reassure potential buyers the home was a developer’s dream and not a scene from a horror movie.

The Adelaide house for sale that went viral because of its 'creepy' wallpaper design in one of the bedrooms.
The three-bedroom, one-bathroom house located in Blackwood looks innocent from the outside. Source: Realestate.com.au

“The home isn't haunted, cursed or creepy ... it is simply a poster pasted to a sliding door,” he wrote in the advertisement for the house.

More eyebrows were raised when Mr Jeffery revealed to Yahoo News Australia that the door had since been “bolted shut” and he wasn’t sure why it was there.

When the real estate agent asked the owners of the property about the original wallpaper design, one of them told Mr Jeffery: “She comes with the house but she doesn’t eat much.”

“There were eight girls brought up in that house and one of the daughters … put that there many years ago,” he told realestate.com.au.

'creepy wallpaper' of a little girl clutching a teddy bear in an image for an Adelaide house that has just sold
The unique wallpaper prompted real estate agents to reassure potential buyers the property was not haunted. Source: Realestate.com.au

The house was put on the market because the sellers, who had owned the property for the past 57 years, moved to a retirement home.

Local residents outbid two other interested parties to secure the home, which Mr Jeffery believes they plan to demolish.

“They’ve been talking with the council about what they could do, I think they’re intending to put two properties on there,” Mr Jeffery told realestate.com.au.

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