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There’s a Haunted Castle for Sale in Cape Elizabeth

The spooky seaside mansion in Maine asks $3.35 million.

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

There’s never a wrong time to buy a haunted castle on the coast of Maine, but with Halloween around the corner, this month seems especially appropriate. Fortunately, this manor for sale in Cape Elizabeth has a reputation for being one of the most haunted sites in all of Vacationland.

Beckett’s Castle, as it’s called, was built by lawyer and author Sylvester Beckett in 1874. Beckett is remembered as a prominent figure in Portland’s history and eventually died in the house. According to hauntedplaces.org, the ghost of Beckett is said to appear in the form of a ball of blue light. His ghost has been known to yank blankets off of beds, hurl open doors, and rip paintings from walls. To see these supposed paranormal activities firsthand, though, you’ll have to fork over $3.35 million.

The stone Gothic-style castle recently hit the market after its former owner, Nancy Harvey, passed away last year. Harvey restored and renovated the National Historic Landmark when she bought it in 1981, adding a bedroom wing, a living space, an artist’s studio, a rose garden, and more. Her improvements are described as adding a magical touch to the place.

“It’s almost like a fantasy,” Tish Whipple, the listing agent with Town & Shore Associates, told Mansion Global. “This castle in the woods.”

The castle, which is dominated by a 30-foot tower, clocks in at just under 2,000 square feet. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and is situated on a one-acre plot along the rocky coastline of Cape Elizabeth. The property boasts views of the islands and lighthouses in Casco Bay.

Interested in seeing some seaside ghosts? You can check out the castle’s listing here.

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates

Photo via Town & Shore Associates


Madeline Bilis Associate Editor at Boston Magazine @madelinebilis
mbilis@bostonmagazine.com


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