This week's home tour is a my special Halloween gift to y'all — a haunted house in a de-commissioned B&B in Seattle. How haunted is it? Here's a quote from its Airbnb listing:
Yes there have been supernatural events that have happened in this house.
1. You will hear footsteps walking upstairs over the living room almost every night when there is no one else in the house.
2. Clocks and pictures have leaped off walls.
3. The kitchen has had the items on the counters jump around as if they have a life of their own.
The mischief is harmless and nonthreatening, those of you who don't like things that go bump in the night may want to stay somewhere else.
Wanna see more of the inside? It's all decked out the way you'd hope a haunted house would be — antique child's coffin coffee table, antique Halloween goods, metaphysical library, "haunted" ventriloquist dolls, and even snakes abound in this house.
The Grim the Reaper will welcome you when you arrive. There's an awesome fireplace, antique lamps, sculptures, and statues.
The living room has a large black sectional, and a child's size antique coffin as a coffee table!
Ooh, and what's around the corner? A moody bar set up.
The bar features alcohol, of course, but also tarantula tanks and a small library of books on ghosts, spirits, and demons.
On the other side of the living room is the dining room.
The dining table holds Medusa bust sculptures, and antique candle holders. The nearby display case contains human skulls, an antique crystal ball, statues and candles as old as 1925.
This kitchen does my head in! They describe it as a witch's kitchen, complete with ceramic antiques from many Halloweens past.
Found next to the Bar, the downstairs bathroom is decorated with framed vintage horror movie posters and this AWESOME extra large skull wall mural!
The stairway separating the two levels has this fantastic display of haunted antique ventriloquist dolls, their metaphysical library, antique magician posters, and other old prints.
The master bedroom is filled with Halloween antiques dating back to the mid-1800s.
This is also where their Mexican Black King Snake, Diablo, lives.
The guest bedroom is decorated with a wrought iron lamp from the 1800s, framed antique prints of nude witches on brooms, and a giant antique mirror bought from a haunted estate. If you're wondering, Vincent the house cat is modeling the bedding from Sin-N-Linen.
I love the idea of using an empty birdcage to house a fake bat.
The guest bathroom has wall murals of skulls, witches, and bats covering every wall.
For more photos you can check out the listing on Airbnb. In the meantime, let's talk about haunted houses. Ever had the feeling that you live in one, or maybe you've spent the night in one? Or do you know of famous ones in your neighborhood?