This Spooky Staten Island Mansion Is For Sale

published Oct 28, 2017
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Honestly, the closest we want to come to living in a real-life scary house is having a haunted mansion-inspired bathroom. For that reason, we’ll gladly leave this supposedly spooked out Staten Island manse listing to a less skittish bidder.

Just in time for Halloween, this nightmare-inducing abode known as the Kreischer Mansion is up for sale for $2 million, plus $1,233 in monthly taxes (additional costs include: nerves of steel and an affinity for ghosts who may or may not be friendly).

Nineteenth-century brick maker Balthasar Kreischer built 4500 Arthur Kill Road in 1885 along with a replica residence for his sons Edward and Charles. Apparently, the home has a downright creepy back story that will entice only the boldest of buyers.

Per Curbed, here are the daunting deets:

Edward himself didn’t last long: He committed suicide by gunshot in [his] house in 1894. The second mansion burned down in the 1930s, and the property was plagued by tales of haunting throughout the 20th century. Things got even more grisly in 2005, when the property’s caretaker, who also happened to be a hitman for the mob, murdered Mafioso Robert McKelvey in the mansion and burned his body in the basement.
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Despite a shadowy past that frankly makes us shudder, the Kreischer Mansion has a lot to offer: The 3,300 square-foot home sits on 1.25 acres, has seven bedrooms, three bathrooms and plenty of original Victorian details to boot, which are said to be mostly intact. According to a StreetEasy description, the property has since been used as a restaurant and is currently serving as an entertainment space for corporate events, photo shoots, weddings and TV series, which leaves the future owner of this opulent estate plenty of room for updating the space to a style that gives off a vibe that’s less horror and more homey.