Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Regina Sedar from the company’s Punta Gorda office located at 200 West Marion, sold 401 West Retta Esplanade for $1.075 million. The home dates back to the original settlers of the town and was built in 1894. Records show the home was owned by James Sandlin, a successful real estate investor and businessman. The ghost of his eldest daughter, Mary Leah who perished in a kerosene ironing accident still haunts the property.
“Our buyers didn’t know the house was haunted until after they submitted the offer. They were attracted to the house because of the location and for its old Florida, historical appeal,” said Sedar. “Once the buyers found out about the ghost, they said it was an added benefit.”
The character-filled property overlooks Charlotte Harbor and Gilchrist Park and features a wrap-around porch and widow’s walk. The 5,600-square-foot residence has all of the modern upgrades expected of a luxury property. Comfortably accommodating, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom and two-half bath home features an elegant master suite complete with a double sided fireplace and private balcony. The pool area is highlighted by a rock spa, waterfall and lush landscaping. The property has been cited as a haunted house in “FloridaLand Ghost”, a book about Florida’s most haunted dwellings and survived Hurricane Charley.
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