1 Daniels Street, Salem, Massachusetts, listed by the Merry Fox Team of Merry Fox Realty for $610,000. Photo: Realtor.com
Did you catch our latest Splurge vs. Steal on SecondShelters.com? It features one of the oldest residences in Salem, Massachusetts, and offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history. Check out the excerpt below or read the full post here just in time for Halloween.
Who is ready for the popped corn, the bat brownies, the fabulous return of Hocus Pocus on repeat? Well, then it shouldn’t take long to figure out why we selected Salem, Massachusetts for our latest Splurge vs. Steal.
Need a Hocus Pocus refresh? Here goes, courtesy of Wikipedia: After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
Thus, comedy, sibling rivalry, and teenage love ensues. We love a cult classic this time of year! And speaking of classic, the historic town of Salem affords more than witch trials and its annual Halloween Ball. Salem is a seaside city nestled on the northern coast of Massachusetts. It’s famous for its 1692 witch trials, but has come a long way since. There’s oodles of authentic New England charm, gorgeous lighthouses, eerie museums, historic homes, and more! In fact, today we feature two historic beauties in our latest Splurge vs. Steal that truly capture the spirit of the fall. Take a look!
Here is a look at our Salem Splurge: One Of The Oldest Homes In Salem Available For $610K
According to the description, it was built in 1667 for shipwright Stephen Daniels, and is aptly known as the Daniels House. It features multiple fireplaces, wide plank pine wood floors, exposed beams, and the list goes on. If only walls could talk!
Property records indicate the oldest parts of the building are the lower two stories of the southern half of the structure. The northern half, situated on the third floor, plus the sizable lean-to were added by Samuel Silsbee in 1756. Silsbee was Daniel’s great-grandson and a carpenter by trade.
From our research, it appears the Daniels House recently operated as a bed and breakfast, but has since closed shop. A Facebook page for the Stephen Daniels House reveals it was owned by a Ms. Catherine Gill, best known as “Kay,” who owned and operated the Daniels House for over 55 years...
See what people who actually stayed at the Daniels House are saying on SecondShelters.com and discover which historic Salem home we chose we for our Steal here.
Cheers, and Happy Halloween!
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