The Wedding Cake House in Haunted Savannah
Halloween is just over a week away, but the Cool Houses Daily staff has been in the spooky spirit all month long. Each week, we've been checking out cool homes for sale in some of America's most haunted cities, including Charleston, Salem and St. Augustine. Today, we're taking a tour of a stately historic house in Savannah, Ga.
Location: Savannah, Ga.
Listed By: Stephanie Wilson-Evans of Cora Bett Thomas Austin Hill & Associates
Established in 1733, this Southern seaport town is full of supposedly haunted spots. The Mercer House is home to the ghost of Danny Hansford, a local male prostitute killed by Jim Williams in the house, as immortalized in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The Marshall House, a historic hotel that served as a hospital during the Civil War, is known for sightings of ghosts in the hallways.
While we didn't see any spirits roaming the halls of this 1912 Savannah estate, we did find its Spanish moss-draped setting and majestic details to be hauntingly beautiful. Known as the Wedding Cake House to local Savannians, the four-bedroom residence makes a grand first impression with a wraparound covered porch and a sweeping staircase just through the front door. Past the entry foyer, the home's impressive spaces include a music room, a solarium and a kitchen with custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances. See these gorgeous rooms for yourself by flipping through the photo gallery below, then take a tour of America's most haunted cities.