At the cusp of Grant Park’s central greenspace, this renovated 19th-Century Victorian is in better shape than how Deputy Sheriff Rick found it following that pesky zombie apocalypse.
It was the setting for protagonist Rick Grimes’ house in Season 1 of Georgia-filmed The Walking Dead, and following extensive renovations that preserved the best architectural features, it hit the market last summer.
It eventually closed for $631,000—fittingly, four days before Halloween.
For non-TWD fanatics: Deputy Sheriff Rick awoke from a coma in a hospital to find that bloodletting zombies had run amok, so he pedaled a bicycle back to this place (a stand-in for fictitious King County) only to find nobody home.
Like the sprawling front porch, that story should come in handy for new homeowners this Halloween.
The bones date to 1897, and two working fireplaces have been retained, to compliment vintage features like the claw-foot tub, heart-pine floors, and original millwork. The huge and mostly covered back deck, accessed via two sets of French doors, looks exceptional. Especially for TWD viewing parties.
The asking price was $659,900 for these 2,156 square feet.
- 817 Cherokee Ave. [Virgent]