Haunted House

THE UNIAKE-SAWYER HOUSE 1872 (Second Empire Architecture /italinate details)

THE UNIAKE-SAWYER HOUSE 1872

(Second Empire Architecture /italinate details)

Whenever I see this historic property in the South End, a little whisper inside me says, “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!’’  There is something hilarious about its surprised exterior and I can’t help but reminisce about that haunted house.

A lot of the controversy in the movie is directly related to the interior decorating.  Ghosts of homeowners past arrive back to find a renovated contemporary space that is dark and extreme!

The brick and sandstone façade of this Halifax home (built in 1872)  is painted a captivating contrast of black and white.  The tower and french style mansard roof are original details.  The perfectly overgrown foliage creates a feeling of old Hollywood mixed with a little spooky (good spooky).   

I can't help but wonder if there are a few ghosts floating around the halls...

For more info check out these links:

http://www.htns.ca/pdf_Griffin/Vol35.4-Dec10.pdf

http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/50331-home-may-get-heritage-status