“Haunted” mansion hits the market on Staten Island


2475 Richmond Road

A historic, and possibly haunted, mansion has hit the market on Staten Island.

The 10-bedroom home is supposedly haunted by the spirits of the former owner and his daughters, according to local legends. The owners are asking $2.31 million, the New York Post reported.

The 7,700-square-foot Italianate villa-style home, located at 2475 Richmond Road, was once owned by Gustav Mayer, a 19th-century inventor whose sugar-cookie recipe is the basis for Nabisco’s Nilla Wafers.

After his death in 1918, his two daughters remained in the home, living beyond their 100th birthdays and rarely venturing outside. In fact, the former owners, Paula and Emilie, didn’t leave their bedrooms for decades, using an elaborate pulley system to bring in groceries and mail, according to the Post.

The property is currently undergoing an extensive $570,000 restoration. [NYP]Christopher Cameron



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