Historic House in Haunted Charleston
Now that October has arrived, we're not wasting any time getting into the Halloween spirit here at Cool Houses Daily. Each week leading up to our favorite frightening holiday, we're taking you inside a home for sale in one of America's most haunted cities -- if you believe the legends. Our first stop: South Carolina's oldest city of Charleston.Location: Charleston, S.C.
Listed By: Helen Geer of William Means Real Estate
Many of Charleston's spooky tales take place around The Battery, a landmark promenade stretching along the Charleston Harbor. Guests of the Battery Carriage House Inn have reported waking up in the middle of the night to find a headless torso floating above them, dressed in a Confederate uniform from the Civil War. A short stroll away, the Dock Street Theater is supposedly haunted by Junius Brutus Booth, father of John Wilkes Booth.
One of the few remaining single-family homes on the High Battery, this circa 1810 Federal is set smack dab in the middle of Charleston's spookiest spots. The house, built for Navy officer Nathaniel Ingraham, offers a look into the city's past with many original features still intact. A Venetian chandelier in the living room, a turn-of-the-century tin ceiling in the dining room and a 17th-century marble sink in the kitchen are just a few of the antique treats found throughout this 7,453-square-foot residence.
Of course, the prime waterfront location is arguably the estate's best feature. Tall windows take advantage of the picturesque surroundings throughout the home, while French doors open to a piazza and secluded pool. Flip through the photo gallery below to step back in time and into this historic Charleston mansion, and visit FrontDoor.com to explore more of America's spookiest cities.