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Location: Sandwich, Massachusetts
Here at Curbed, we’ve been exploring the spookier side of the design and real estate world—check out our more stories over here—and it’s only fitting that on Halloween we bring you a creepy House of the Day listing.
Located in Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod, this three-bedroom, three-bath home is an authentic reproduction of the famous Salem Witch House. That house, of course, is the most famous house in Salem, Massachusetts, because it was home to Judge Jonathan Corwin (1640-1718), a man who presided over the trial and killing of nineteen people charged with witchcraft.
The real `Witch House` was built in the mid-17th century, while the Sandwich reproduction dates to 1984. But historical authenticity aside, the houses are eerily similar. Considered part of the First Period style, both boast a steeply pitched salt-box roof, a large central chimney, five steep gables, triple-casement windows, and wide pine floor boards.
Inside, the original Witch House is furnished to the late 17th century, while the Sandwich reproduction includes modern amenities. Skylights in the kitchen and dining areas let in light, multiple gas fireplaces are a perk not part of the original Salem house, and no 17th-century homes boasted a jacuzzi tub. Still, from the outside the two homes look almost identical.
If you want to live in a witch house of your own, 33 Tarragon Drive is on sale now for $725,000.