With Halloween right around the corner, what better time to explore some spooky towns and their homes for sale? Many cities across the country are specifically known for their haunted stories. Tales and legends of these places have passed down through the generations, but whether fact or fiction, each story is rooted in history.
Earlier this fall, Travel and Leisure released their 2020 list of the top 10 most haunted cities. But what’s better than a story about haunted cities? That’s right – haunted houses! And while we can’t prove these homes themselves are actually haunted, they are located some spooky areas. With current travel restrictions — think of this as your personalized, virtual haunted city tour!
This Spanish Creole Cottage
Our first stop on this haunted tour brings us to the #1 haunted city: New Orleans, Louisiana. While New Orleans is best known for Mardi Gras, beignets and jazz, the city is rich with history (and historic homes) that prove it worthy of its “spooky” title.
This home sits in New Orleans’ French Quarter and combines both a historic and modern-day feel. The interior has been carefully restored to bring up-to-date appliances into a home that externally, looks to belong in the 1800s. The French Quarter is known for its historic graveyards and The “haunted” LaLaurie Mansion. Lucky for you, this home for sale is within walking distance to the city’s most haunted home!
Some special features of this home are its dark colored wood floors matched with dark colored walls. The bathrooms and closets have been so beautifully remastered, you’ll just have to see for yourself through our virtual tour. But our favorite aspect of the home has to be the unique, all-black room complete with a stunning crystal chandelier and spiral staircase. If this doesn’t scream spooky — in the best possible way — we don’t know what does.
This Architectural Dream
Our second stop takes us to Chicago, Illinois. Behind New Orleans, this city made the list at #2. Many of Chicago’s haunted stories come from the city’s history of fires. In 1903, the Iroquois Theater burned down, killing an estimated 600 people. The theater has since been rebuilt and renamed, but today, the area has been dubbed “haunted” by Chicago residents. If the thought of ghosts excites you — this home is less than 20 minutes away from the historic site!
The stunning brick exterior combined with the overgrown ivy tells us this home comes with plenty of stories. Built in 1902, you can read a history lesson about its architect on the Homes.com listing! While you’re there, take a virtual tour and see what makes this historic home elegant and unique. Although the home’s interior has been updated, you’ll still find original characteristics that truly take you back in time. Pay close attention to the mosaic-tiled flooring, the wall’s incredible detailing and the one-of-a-kind fireplaces. Haunted history or not — we’ve got a huge crush on this home!
This Southern Masterpiece
Our last stop on today’s tour leaves us in Savannah, Georgia — home of the third most haunted city in America. The city is built on forgotten graves (the perfect content on any ghost tour), and The Historic District is just one of many settings in Savannah where each building seems to come with its own rumored ghost tale. Lucky for you, we found a home for sale right in the heart of Savannah’s “haunted” Historic District!
You’ll just have to take a full virtual tour of this beauty yourself. Its rich wooden features perfectly compliment the home’s luxurious upgrades. Standout qualities include the grand staircase, various chandeliers in almost every room and the outdoor entertaining space on the city’s historic cobblestone. There’s plenty of character in every aspect of this home — right down to the multiple photographs hung from walls and glass decor pieces. This is the perfect charmer to make all your historic home dreams come true!
Love this spooky roundup as much as we do? Browse Homes.com for more listings in these cities — and let us know if your new neighbors happen to be ghosts!