'The Exorcist' Author’s Former Bethesda Home Asks $3.195M
Published in 1971, The Exorcist was a revolutionary work in horror fiction that went on to be adapted into scream-worthy movies and plays. Best-selling author William Peter Blatty shocked the world with his terrifying tale that takes place in Washington D.C., and now after his death in January 2017, his Bethesda, Maryland home is up for grabs.
Blatty lived just a hop, skip, and a jump from the setting of his spine-chilling novel, and now someone else can too for $3.195 million, according to Curbed. Although the home’s former owner had a flair for terror, the Colonial house is more posh than spooky.
A double staircase in the foyer paired with a crystal chandelier introduces guests to grandeur immediately. Luxurious and stately, the six-bedroom manor offers an indoor pool, a sauna, and an entertainment room with a full bar.
The sumptuous master suite boasts spacious his and hers bathrooms with charming arched windows. High ceilings impress throughout the 10,000-square-foot home while unique details like stained glass windows, wood paneling, and eclectic artwork catch the eye.
Outside, a large deck surrounded by tall trees offers an ideal space for entertaining and possibly telling scary stories by candlelight.
Kara Sheehan of Washington Fine Properties has the listing, which has been sitting on the market since mid-September. Buyers could be hesitant because of the abode’s famous previous owner, but they might just end up haunted by the fact that they missed out on their Bethesda dream home.