Formerly listed at $480,000 and under foreclosure, there were more than 10 offers on the vacant Mediterranean Revival-style home built by the city’s founder, William Howey. Listing agent Lori Wall tells the Sentinel the new owner ”is intending on restoring the property and working with the city and doing some type of events.”
Residents wanted the city council to purchase the home but didn’t have enough room in the budget.
The 8,832-square-foot residence has 20 rooms and sits on 3.63 spooky acres. Wall estimated the property needs about $1 million in renovation expenses. There’s a battered roof and no electricity.
Take the haunted tour.