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The Amityville Horror House


With its distinctive gambrel roof, the Amityville Horror House in Amityville, New York is a classic example of the Dutch Colonial Revival style. Facts below.
Amityville Horror House in Amityville, New York

The Dutch Colonial Revival Amityville Horror house in Amityville, New York was the site of a horrific murder and the subject of the Amityville Horror book and movie about paranormal activities.

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Dutch Colonial Revival houses are characterized by their gambrel roofs, a detail borrowed from historic Dutch Colonial architecture. Other details such as pilasters and decorative window and door crowns are borrowed from historic Georgian and Federal architecture.

Creamy yellow siding and traditional Colonial shutters make this Dutch Colonial Revival home appear cheery and comfortable. The home's history, however, is horrific. Six members of the DeFeo family were murdered here. A year later, George and Kathy Lutz moved in and began to report paranormal activity. Their observations became the subject of the popular movie and best-selling novel The Amityville Horror (compare prices).

The Amityville Horror house is located on Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York.

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