The original house from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” is back on the market for $3.25 million, but it turns out there is more to this iconic house than was first reported. 

Reddit sleuths discovered that 1428 Elm St. was also the interior for Netflix’s 2020 critically acclaimed comedy special “Bo Burnham: Inside.”

Comedian, actor, musician and filmmaker Burnham has been in a long-term relationship with director Lorene Scafaria of the popular Jennifer Lopez film “Hustlers.” 

Schafaria purchased the historic home back in 2013 for $2.1 million, records show. 

Burnham, 31, apparently recorded the special over a course of a year in the home — at the height of COVID-19 — and received critical acclaim, with critics praising its music, cinematography and presentation of life during the coronavirus pandemic.

It turns out the home used in "A Nightmare on Elm Street" was also the interior for Netflix’s 2020 critically acclaimed comedy special “Bo Burnham: Inside.”
It turns out the home used in “A Nightmare on Elm Street” was also the interior for Netflix’s 2020 critically acclaimed comedy special “Bo Burnham: Inside.”

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A still from the Netflix special, Bo Burnham: Inside.
A still from the Netflix special “Bo Burnham: Inside.”
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Bo Burnham taped the whole thing on his own without a camera crew.
Bo Burnham taped the whole special on his own without a camera crew.
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Burnham’s main theme was that of “indoor sequestering” to highlight the struggles of quarantine. The special was limited to a single room, without any camera crew or producers —  just himself. 

The special earned him several Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special.

Bo Burham inside the kitchen of the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” house, where he recorded his Netflix special amid the pandemic.
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Bill Burnham on the floor of the room editing his Netflix special.
Bill Burnham sits on the floor, editing his Netflix special.
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Specifically, the special features a variety of songs and sketches about his day-to-day life indoors. Throughout his performance, Burnham depicts his deteriorating mental health as he continues in his own isolation and conveys how it affects his relationship with his audience.

To capitalize on the spooky season, his longtime partner, Scafaria — whom Burnham has been dating since 2013 — is accepting offers on the historic home until midnight Halloween.

However, the actual street is not 428 Elm St. in Ohio, but rather thousands of miles away on an upscale block of North Genesee Avenue in Los Angeles.

Directors and producers have usually used this street because it looks more like Midwestern suburban America (without the palm trees) than the rest of LA. 

Made up of three bedrooms and five bathrooms, the 1919 historic home still resembles the exterior of how it appeared in the film — green shingles with a white base. But the bright-red door of Freddy’s films has since been painted black. 

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