With Halloween just around the corner, this could be the perfect time to invest in a home with macabre history.
Lizzie Borden’s home, Maplecroft, is on the market in Fall River, MA. The accused murderer moved into the house in 1893 after she was acquitted in the gruesome deaths of her father and stepmother. She lived there until her death in 1927. Maplecroft is just a few miles away from the scene of her alleged crime.
Located at 306 French Street, the Victorian-style home has been completely restored. It features 6 fireplaces, 8 bedrooms, and 3 1/2 bathrooms. Each room has been decorated with period pieces and nods to Borden history, and it’s being sold in its fully furnished state.
Texas native Kristee Bates, a fan of unsolved mysteries, purchased the home in 2014 for $50,000. She renovated the property with plans to turn it into a bed & breakfast, museum, or event center, but her plans fell through.
Though Borden was acquitted, the residents of Fall River shunned her after the trial and fascination about the case remains to this day. The family home where the killings occurred is now the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum, where guests can spend the night in the reportedly haunted house and book private spiritual readings with the resident psychic.
If you’re interested in purchasing the spooky Maplecroft mansion, it can be yours for $849,900 through Mott & Chance real estate.
Source: Boston Globe