Curbed and Y! Local reports
In the popular imagination, the creator of the spooky Addams Family series, Charles Addams, probably occupied some gloomy Victorian, not a well-groomed Colonial in northern New Jersey.
Addams family home exterior. (Realtor.com)
Well, it turns out the genius who created such creepy environs for his characters actually lived in this quaint six-bedroom in Westfield Town, N.J., along with his wife — not named Morticia, by the way — from 1920 to 1947.
The house is now available for sale for $839K, and, it should be mentioned, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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In an additional creepy coincidence, the house is located on ... Elm Street. Hmm. Amenities for the 6-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom abode include a dining room with butler's pantry, formal living room, an eat-in kitchen with granite counter-tops and a slider to the deck -- but no boiler room in the basement. Whew.
- Charles Addams