Have you wanted to move and get away from it all? Well, there’s a $1.8 million home for sale in Washington – and it comes with an entire ghost town. That’s right! Read on to find out all the incredible details…
House… In a Ghost Town!
This house comes with much more than a backyard. Located in Woodinville, Washington, the 21802 State Route 9, S.E., this home comes with five acres of land and a ghost town of its own! The house itself is a cabin, with 3,697 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, five bathrooms, a patio, and a seven-car garage. However, while the spacious house is undoubtedly lovely, it’s the old Western town, Silvana, established back in the 1800s, that separates this property from all others. Previously, the town has been registered as both Arlington and Stanwood.
Back in the early 1900s, the town was located a few miles from where it is today. However, in the ’50s, a previous owner, Walter Jones, moved the town’s main buildings closer to the one remaining home. That’s how Silvana’s jail, grocery, saloon, and barbershop ended up being just a short walk from the cabin! “The Jail House still has the holes from the cell bars and original wall construction with the boards lying flat so it would be harder to escape,” the listing reads. But that’s not where the town’s history ends…
Cozy And Private
For many years, Jones ran the ghost town as a tourist attraction, according to the Seattle Times. He even ended up opening a standalone museum, Jones Fantastic Museum, when he ran out of space in other buildings. “This unique property includes a sprawling log home w/tons of charm, The Little Bear Creek meandering thru the property plus an authentic 1800’s Western Town, originally the town of Silvana, which can be used for wine tasting, events, artist studio, work or play space,” the listing says. There’s certainly no question: this outstanding location has plenty of potential!
The best part of all? While it’s a ghost town, it’s not too far from civilization – it’s only 30 minutes from Seattle. Still, it feels unbelievably far from reality and modern life. “Flora & fauna abound on this magical destination property close to HWY 9, 527, I-405, restaurants, shops, Costco & more,” the listing states. Kari Haas, the listing agent for the property, insists that it’s truly unforgettable. “You feel peace and tranquility and incredible privacy but its super close to everything,” she said. Who wouldn’t want to have a whole town to themselves?
Sources: MSN, Seattle Pi