One Los Angeles couple has said that living in the infamous Murder House featured on American Horror Story has been a real-life nightmare, but it has nothing to do with murderous ghosts roaming the halls.
Dr. Ernst R. von Schwarz and Pier Angela Oakenfold, who purchased the home in 2015 for $3.2million, filed a lawsuit against the former owners claiming they were never informed that the sprawling 10,440-square-foot Rosenheim Mansion had been featured in season one of Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story in 2011, according to The Wrap.
A Los Angeles couple living at Rosenheim Mansion, which was depicted as the Murder House in season one of American Horror story, is suing the previous owners
The couple claims that the previous owners did not tell them that the home was the focus of Ryan Murphy's horror TV show in 2011
In the show a couple, played by Dylan McDermott ( left) and Connie Britton (right), move into a new home with their daughter, played by Taissa Farmiga (center), and soon find the home is haunted by ghosts
In the horror series, the home was previously lived in by numerous murderers whose spirits then haunted and tried to kill anyone who came inside. Pictured is an outside shot of the home from a scene in American Horror Story
Schwarz, a doctor in Beverly Hills, and Oakenfold, an actress, said in their suit that because of the home's popularity 'hundreds' of trespassers and uninvited visitors regularly show up to the home.
'Unbeknownst to the plaintiffs, and not disclosed by the Defendants, hundreds of fans of the TV show would come to the property, trespass, attempt to break in, and created a significant nuisance not only for the Seller, but for the neighbors as well,' the lawsuit states.
The suit, filed on February 7, also accuses the previous seller Elizabeth Axelrod and Coldwell Banker agents Stephen John Apelian and Joyce Bowman Rey of failing to disclose that there was damage to the property, including 'significant leaks, water intrusion and mold'.
'It is very disappointing when any client involved in a real estate transaction is unhappy. I have no doubt that the truthful facts of this case will resolve this matter in our favor,' Apelian told The Wrap.
Although the house was depicted as bleak and spooky in Ryan Murphy's show, the mansion is actually a brightly lite Victorian-styled home
The home has nine bedrooms and can accommodate more than 16 people
The house was listed on Airbnb in 2016 and could be rented for $1,450 a night
The new owners said in there suit that 'hundreds' of American Horror Story fans trespass on their property and attempt to break into the home
The owners also claim that the home needs a lot of work and has water leakage problems and mold. They sued for breach of contract and are seeking $3million
Schwarz and Oakenfold are seeking damages for breach of contract and 'fraudulent concealment' in an amount up to and including $3million.
The Rosenheim Mansion was built in 1902 by architect Alfred Rosenheim. The nine-bedroom home, which can accommodate more than 16 people, features vintage fireplaces, Tiffany stained glass and Italian brickwork.
In 2016, the home was listed on Airbnb to rent for $1,450 a night.
In addition to the mansion being the focus of season one of American Horror Story, it was also featured in Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Law & Order SVU.
The inside of the home features Tiffany paintings and Italian brickwork
The house, also called the Rosenheim Mansion, was built in 1902 by architect Alfred Rosenheim
The home was purchased in 2015 by the Los Angeles couple for $3.2million
The mansion is a stark contrast to how it was depicted in season one of American Horror Story
The house was also featured in Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Law & Order SVU