Compared to the houses of Will's friends, the Byers house was a lot smaller. It had only one floor with three bedrooms, a shed and a dog house.
- Living room
- Kitchen/Dining room
- Will's bedroom
- Jonathan's bedroom
- Joyce's bedroom
- Porch (leading to garden)
- Dog house
Joyce and Lonnie bought (or inherited) the house some time prior to 1982. The couple ultimately divorced, with Lonnie moving out to Indianapolis.
Will cycled home following a game of Dungeons & Dragons at a friends' house. A monster suddenly appeared on the road; Will panicked, ditching his bicycle by the side of the road before running to the house. No-one was home except the Byers pet dog. Will tried calling his family on the landline, but he was distracted by the Monster, which continued to persue him. He ran to his shed and tried to hide, loading an old rifle in self-defence. However, the Monster appeared behind him, pulling him into the Upside Down.
Will's family, Joyce and Jonathan, began to search for him. Joyce became convinced that his disappearance had a supernatural cause after various strange events began to occur in the house. She filled the house with fairy lights, painting the alphabet letters in an attempt to communicate with Will. She achieved some success, though she was threatened by the Monster, bursting through the living room wall. Joyce later found a shrinking portal in that same wall, a wound in space-time left from the Monster's breakthrough. Through the portal, Joyce briefly talked to her son before the portal completed healing. Joyce broke through the wall with an axe, but could not get through to the Upside Down.
The house was later used as a meeting point between Will's family and friends as they formed their plan to rescue Will. Jonathan and Nancy set up a trap at the house, injuring the Monster with the aid of Steve.
The house was located in a heavily wooded area on the outskirts of town, in close proximity to Hawkins National Laboratory, Benny's Burgers and the Harrington house. Will would take the road nicknamed Mirkwood when going home from his friends. Castle Byers was located in the woods nearby.
The exact address or road the house was located on is unknown, but the house was numbered 149.
Behind the Scenes
The house used for exterior shots is located somewhere in Georgia (address withheld due to the house owners' preference), while the interior of the house was built on a stage in EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Atlanta.