Victorian mansion Pillars Estate is one of the oldest monuments in Albion — a village near lake Ontario (new York). It was built in 1878, a few years after the Civil war.
The last time Pillars Estate sold in 2006 for $ 52 thousand. And in 2015, after repair it was again offered for sale. Then for the house area total area 671,5 m2 with 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and garden on a plot of 0.81 ha requested $1 million Since the owner cut the price in half. What is it about this house is wrong?
At different times, Pillars Estate served as a private residence and a venue for various events. And on the outside it really looks quite appropriate for weddings and other fun parties. However, do not jump to conclusions. Turning the ancient key in the front door, you find yourself in a Prim and proper Victorian era.
In one of the salons, and the truth is the piano, but hardly anyone will dare to play it some fiery jazz improvisation. In another cabin, plush pillows and heavy Burgundy Drapes like a set up to hear the secrets of the owners and guests. Next is the dining area — the perfect place for receptions. Bright high ceilings emphasize the space of the house.
Bedrooms on the second floor.
But what is a Victorian home without a hall for balls? A huge ballroom space was arranged in 2011. Leading here the stairs were made in the spirit of «Titanic», and every year it hosts themed parties.
To maintain a 200 year old mansion is not so easy, so the current owner hired a housekeeper — Bark, Guyett.
Tony Mcmurtry, bought the house in 2006 for $52 million, says he is your character, your affections and dislikes. And his Ghost.
What they are in this magnificent mansion are not alone, Tony and Cora understood immediately. Climbing the stairs, they hear the steps. And from the living room and then is heard playing piano. And one day, while working in the basement, Bark heard children’s voices. The woman went upstairs and made sure that nobody in the house but her, no. Since she prefers not to be here alone.
The owner refers to the «magic» of the mansion quietly. In spite of everything, he likes to live here. Tony Mcmurtry for a long time knows that the house is haunted by the Ghost of his ex-mistress — Mrs. Carr, who with her husband, William, moved here in 1940-ies. Here Mrs. Carr died, but apparently, even after death are unable to leave a beloved home. One night, shortly after the renovation of the house, passing one of the bedrooms, Tony saw a woman in white, lying on the bed.
However, and the Bark of Goyet said that in all of these footsteps, music and voices in the night do not feel anything evil.
Anyway, 3 years Pillars Estate will not find a new owner. Although, according to a recent poll, the majority of potential buyers is absolutely not frightened by the prospect of sharing a house with a Ghost.