Someone's buying the Byers family home from 'Stranger Things' for almost double its asking price and plans to turn it into a Halloween attraction

a magenta tinted photo of a small, ranch style house with a long dirt driveway. the house is the same one in stranger things that the byers family lives in
The Byers' house from "Stranger Things" is up for sale in Georgia.Michael Smith/eXP Realty/Tyler Willis
  • The Byers family's home in "Stranger Things" was listed for sale in Fayetteville, Georgia for $300,000.

  • The home was used in the Netflix series, which is set in the fictional Hawkins, Indiana.

  • It's already under contract for almost double its asking price, with plans to make it into a "Stranger Things" attraction.

149 Coastline Road, a ranch-style home located in Fayetteville, Georgia, was recently listed for sale for $300,000.

the byers' house from stranger things, a small single level at the end of a dirt pathway that looks somewhat dilapidated
A listing photo of the Byers' house from "Stranger Things."Michael Smith/eXP Realty/Tyler Willis

Source: eXp Realty

The 1,846-square-foot home had a starring role in the Netflix series "Stranger Things" as the original residence of the Byers family — Will, Joyce, and Jonathan. Within the show's universe, the house is located in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana.

the byers' home in stranger things, with laundry hanging from the front porch and a green car parked in front
The Byers' home in season one of "Stranger Things."Netflix

The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom abode is in need of a "full rehab" and is located on a 6.17 acre lot, according to the listing from eXp Realty agent Michael Smith.

the side of a house next to some trees, looking somewhat dilapidated
The side of the home used in "Stranger Things."Michael Smith/eXP Realty/Tyler Willis

Smith told the New York Post that the seven siblings who owned the home and grew up on the property "don't have the capacity to fix it up and turn it into an attraction or an Airbnb," so they opted to sell it to give someone else a chance to do that.

The house "had been in their family their whole lives," according to Smith, who estimated that necessary repairs and renovations on the over 100-year-old residence would cost somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000.

Approximately a week after it was listed, the home is now under contract for almost double its asking price, TriCounty Real Estate agent Katie Siplon, who is based in Savannah, confirmed to Insider.

the byeres house from stranger things, photographed and lit in magenta and red
Some photos on the listing hearken back to "Stranger Things'" spooky color palette.Michael Smith/eXp Realty/Tyler Willis

The listing says that the "potential return on investment" on the home could be "huge," highlighting its potential as an Airbnb, short term rental, or personal residence.

a small house from above in a forest
The Byers' house in a thicket of trees.Michael Smith/eXP Realty/Tyler Willis

Sure enough, Siplon told Insider that her client plans to immediately turn the property into a "'Stranger Things' Halloween walkthrough" and put up temporary attractions in the woods.

the back of a house with a nice lawn and a small garden in the back, surrounded by trees
The backyard of the Byers' house in a real estate listing.Michael Smith/eXP Realty/Tyler Willis

Siplon said that the client then plans on recreating the home from the inside out, exactly as it appears in the series. Some photos on the home's interior in the listing showed off the iconic alphabet wall from the series, which Joyce Byers uses to communicate with her son Will in season one.

a photo from a real estate listing showing a wall with the alphabet written on it in black paint and string lights between
Joyce Byers writes the alphabet on the wall of her home in "Stranger Things" to communicate with her son Will.Michael Smith/eXp Realty/Tyler Willis

Siplon told Insider that her client, who is an investor, made a cash offer on the home and that she had to "fight pretty hard" to secure the sale, which she said is expected to close by mid-October.

a shot of an empty room with a blocked out fireplace and yellow walls
An interior shot of the house in the listing.Michael Smith/eXP Realty/Tyler Willis

Siplon said that the client also plans to add other "Stranger Things" details on the property itself, creating a miniature version of Hawkins, Indiana with replicas of other houses from the show.

overhead shot of a home on a property, surrounded by trees and with a dirt winding driveway
An overhead shot of the Byers' house from its real estate listing.Michael Smith/eXP Realty/Tyler Willis

The listing also features graphics of the home's address in a font reminiscent of that used in the "Stranger Things" title sequence.

text in the stranger things font that reads "149 coastline road" in a dramatic 1980s esque font
The home's listing includes a nod to "Stranger Things'" iconic font.Michael Smith/eXP Realty/Tyler Willis

One photo of the fireplace even features an edited-in Vecna, the villain from season four of "Stranger Things."

a red tinted empty living room with a monster coming out of a fireplace
An edited image from the listing places Vecna in the fireplace of the house.Michael Smith/eXP Realty/Tyler Willis

According to the listing, the house received frequent visits from fans of the series, to the extent that its existing owners had to put up a barricade in the driveway and "private property" signs.

a small house surrounded bya. lawn and a long dirt driveway and trees, the entire image lit in magenta
A wide shot of the Byers' house real-estate listing.Michael Smith/eXP Realty/Tyler Willis

On TikTok, listing agent Michael Smith shared a video of the property set to Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill," which featured prominently in season four of "Stranger Things."

@mickeytherealtor Just listed Will Byers original House! 😃 Its for sale! For $300k you could own it!Link to listing👇https://s.paragonrels.com/goto/LWeNBx#Willbyers #strangerthings #strangerthings4 #realestateinvesting ♬ Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) [2018 Remaster] - Kate Bush

 

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