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'Silence of the Lambs' house in Fayette garners national interest again

| Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
This home near Perryopolis which appeared in “The Silence of the Lambs” is up for sale. In the film, the three-story Victorian was the home of a serial killer nicknamed Buffalo Bill.
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This home near Perryopolis which appeared in “The Silence of the Lambs” is up for sale. In the film, the three-story Victorian was the home of a serial killer nicknamed Buffalo Bill.

Lots of interest, but no bites.

The so-called “Silence of the Lambs” house in Fayette County once again surged to the top of Realtor.com's search rankings after finishing as the second-most searched home on the site in 2015.

(This $149 million, 25-acre estate in Beverly Hills owned by a billionaire real estate investor who calls it Palazzo di Amore reigned supreme.)

The three-story Victorian near Perryopolis first went on sale last summer, sparking heavy interest because of its cinematic pedigree as the on-camera home of serial killer Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb in the iconic thriller “The Silence of the Lambs.”

The notoriety didn't result in a sale, so owners Scott and Barbara Lloyd dropped the asking price from $300,000 to $250,000 in December.

Realtor.com chalked up the latest spike in interest to a Jan. 10 Trib story updating the Lloyds' efforts to sell the house, which also sparked similar articles across the Web.

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