Lizzie Borden was a woman famous for ‘killing her father and stepfather with an axe.’ I use quotations in such a claim because while she was acquitted for the murder, everybody knows she did it. Just look at her eyes, and tell me that girl does not look like all types of crazy.
While Lizzy chopped her papa to bits, she also managed to get a ‘fat’ inheritance out of him, raking in a suspiciously large $350,000 dollars after his death. That is old timey money, mind you, put in today’s terms the broad would be rolling in approximately Anna Nichole Smith after J. Howard Marshall’s type of cash.
So like any axe murder with two brain cells, Lizzy chose to buy a new house with the money, a house not covered in blood. That house an elegantly spooky Victorian in Fall River, Massachusetts and it is now available for purchase.
While the house is appraised in the $300,000 range, the seller’s asking price is $650,000. This is because he believes the historical significance of the home will draw the interest of porspective buyers. While the 1889 home does include seven bedrooms, four baths, a grand entry foyer, a billiard room, two sunrooms, six fireplaces, parquet floors, tin ceilings, mahogany moldings and a three car garage – I think the very real prospect of a demonic, hatchet wielding poltergeist plaguing your every move, should bring the property value down just a smidge below appraisal. Or at least include a monogrammed, novelty axe door knocker in the asking price.