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Jeffrey Dahmer's Childhood Home For Sale

Jeffrey Dahmer's Childhood Home For Sale

BATH TWP., Ohio– Sitting on nearly two acres of beautifully-wooded property along West Bath Road with a pond, walking trails and scenic gardens sits a 2,100 square foot home that realtor Richard Lubinski believes is a real treasure.

"Nice open floor plan, granite countertops, Italian appliances. The yard is absolutely fabulous," said Lubinski.

Large picture windows light the spacious living room. A wood-burning fireplace is the centerpiece of a comfortable family room. The cozy bedroom has its own fireplace and from nearly every room of the ranch style home there is a breathtaking view across northern Summit County across the National Park.

The house has a lot to offer, including a history.

"It has a colorful past to say the least. It was actually the childhood home of Jeffrey Dahmer. It's actually the home where he committed his first murder," said Lubinski.

Dahmer moved into the home with his parents when he was 8 years old.

Not long after graduating from Revere High School, he took 18-year-old Steven Mark Hicks to the home where Hicks was killed and dismembered.

Dahmer later moved from the house, ultimately settling in Wisconsin where he killed most of his 17 victims over a time span of 13 years.

Lubinski is not afraid to disclose the history to any of his interested buyers.

"When somebody calls me on the property, before I even get into price, room sizes, anything, I just let them know that up front and half the people are done talking about it at that point and moving on and the other half. They don't care," said Lubinski.

The home was last sold in 2005 to a musician.

It was on the market in 2012 for more than $300,000 but it did not sell.

Lubinski, who was not the realtor at the time, believes the state of the housing market might have had something to do with that.

But he says the market has improved and there is a greater demand for homes now.

The home is back on the market with an asking price of $295,000.

Only serious buyers are being shown the property.

"The house is not a museum. We're not giving public tours," said Lubinski, who knows it remains a curiosity.

He has even recently done a segment with a Japanese television crew that came to Bath Township to see the home.

"The house didn't kill anybody so, it's still a nice house. It's in a fabulous location and you know mid-century modern is certainly a desirable house right now," said Lubinski, who believes that even though some people may be scared away by its history, to others it may make the home worth more.

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jaspatore April 03 2014 at 8:37 AM

This probably has a lot less to do with Dahmer and more to do with the fact that the last guy who bought it in 05' paid $250,000.00 and wants to get out without having to right a check to the title company. Comps put it at closer to $260,000.00 than $300,000.00.

Like most realtors/sellers they are overpricing the home and chasing the market down instead of being honest about what real estate sells for per sq ft and pricing it according to that.

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hdlthqtrs April 03 2014 at 1:33 PM

Lizzy Borden's house ahs been turned into a bed and Breakfast!, any Problems, " Who Ya Gonna Call?" Ghost hunters!!!

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Anita hdlthqtrs April 03 2014 at 1:38 PM

i used to live right behind that house and i worked there too they even do tours

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whelconsult April 03 2014 at 1:36 PM

A beautiful home. It may be a little over priced but, I would need to see more before taking this decision. Dahmer shouldn't make any difference since someone else has owned it sincew he was there.

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Hmtl4evr April 03 2014 at 11:23 AM

If the price was very very reasonable It looks like a great house , a strong willed person could put aside the horror and morbid things that happened in the house and make it their own, again ... the price must be extremely low enough ( I am not sure if their asking price is fair, so I can't comment if that is low enough).
BUT: If somone is buying the house due to who lived in it, and what happened in the house, well then they are sick , and should be watched regularly , possibly DAILY !!!

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Spinnaker April 03 2014 at 9:16 AM

When is drops to $150K let me know.

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us118 April 03 2014 at 9:15 AM

I would buy that house if the price was half the going market say $128,000 (Maybe) Forget what the realtor says they say things to sell, period... Problem is even if it was not evil/haunted who would want it if you are going to sell it unless you said everyone that sleeps in the master bedroom wins the lottery...
The Amittyville house is another story..

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drm5169 April 03 2014 at 9:13 AM

Beautiful house. But asking too much for 2100 sq. ft. Those that have a problem with what someone did there, are insecure people. The house has nothing to do with that.

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rcisales drm5169 April 03 2014 at 9:20 AM

Before he started killing people he killed other things,,,,no telling what you may find when start planting some fresh Roses...

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NETTIE April 03 2014 at 9:11 AM

I would buy it, but I have no desire to live in Ohio. The realtor is right, the house didn't kill anyone and for what they are asking, it should sell overnight.

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BigPugMama April 03 2014 at 1:41 PM

I'd buy it,, It's in a Beautiful Location,, Besides Jeff didn't start too much of his downfall untill he lived with Grand-ma

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Thelma Glass April 03 2014 at 1:24 PM

I think it is a nice looking home anyone who realy wants a home should buy it remoled paint it and put new ffurniture in it and make it you home

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