Brian Jones, a fan of the film who lives in San Diego, purchased the house nearly two years ago for $150,000. He has invested an additional $240,000 to renovate the house into a near-perfect replica of how it looked in the film. While this wasn’t too difficult for the outside, the interior scenes were shot on a sound stage. This meant having to add a staircase, fake fireplace, and other items to mirror the film as closely as possible. Jones even tracked down a replica of the infamous leg lamp which now sits in the front window, just as it did in the film.
Admission to the house is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. If you really want to make a theme-trip out of it, die-hard fans can also visit the nearby Chinese restaurant also featured in the film. You probably won’t get the wait staff to sing Christmas carols, however.