A haunted Scottish-style castle has been sold in Upstate New York for $368,500. The auction lasted till Halloween midnight. The initial price set for the property was $25,000 and was scheduled to end just before midnight’ on October 31. There are rumors that ghosts haunt the house. The castle was built in 1871. The winning bid was from Thorofare, New Jersey. However, a total of 359 bids came across from around the globe. The property broker Michael DeRosa said in an interview that the pandemic has helped sell off the mansion as people are moving out of metropolitan cities and moving to suburbs.Image Credit: Daily Mail
Samuel Laurie of Glasgow owned the castle. However, it was announced that property would hit the market in mid-October, and the bids will be received till October 31. The house was sold-off through an online bidding war. Multiple online bidders were striking the top bidders. The winning bid, which came from Thorofare, New Jersey, is only 300 miles from the Scottish-style Castle in New York. The top-10 bids came from the United States. The seven were submitted from the New York area, while others were from Brooklyn and Long Island.
The castle comes with three stories and four fireplaces. The ceiling is 12-foot long for each story. The entire house is crafted with wooden work. The stained-glass windows allow the sunshine to reach every part of the castle. It is an expansive property. There are five-bedrooms, a music room, a library, and a separate carriage house outside the main property. Many people thought that auctioning a home amid the pandemic could be risky, but the property broker DeRosa argued that it is the best time to sell off the property. She said that real-estate property in Upstate New York is blistering, and it is the right time to capture the attention of people who are moving from metropolitan areas.
Scottish-style Castle in New York Sells for $368,500 On Halloween Night. A total of 359 bids were received online. The auction ended at Halloween midnight. It was said that selling a property in times of pandemic could be risky. The loomed castle is in the city of Auburn for 149 years. The house was believed to haunted, and many locals have spread the rumors that ghosts are present in the castle. However, Halloween seems to be the right time to sell-off the haunted castle.
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