This Home Has a Western Ghost Town in Its Backyard

Good news! We don’t have to wait for a spooky  Westworld to live out our dreams of visiting a spooky ghost town. There’s a home for sale in Washington state that comes with its very own western ghost town. Yes, a whole separate ghost town in the backyard that is completely separate from the main house. We first came across this stunning listing at Boing Boing. And it could all be yours for $1.8 million. This is a lot of money for most of us to shell out. But for a home with five acres of land and a whole formerly abandoned town from the 1800s? I’d certainly bet on it over a game of dice in the Saloon.An 1800s western town in a backyard

Kari Haas

However, the one caveat is that the ghost town backyard is immaculately maintained, meaning it’s dustless, and there’s nary a tumbleweed in sight. So, in truth, this is a particularly posh ghost town. But, of course, who says a ghost town can’t be spooky and look stunning? According to the realtor’s description of the property, the ghost town was originally the town of Silvana back in the 1800s. Among the suggestions for how the new owners can use the space, the realtor suggests  “wine tasting, events, artist studio, [and] work or play space.”

I would also add a murder mystery dinner party, a lo-fi Dawson Leery movie (if he ever branches beyond Spielberg, that is), and a haunted tour on Halloween to the list. Although, maybe those all count among the “play” category. Unfortunately, the property listing doesn’t include any images from inside the ghost town. But we can only assume it’s because ghosts are entitled to their privacy too. (Just so we’re on the same page, it’s absolutely haunted. And I love this for it.)

A saloon and Dance Hall in old western town

 Kari Haas

While I can’t stop thinking about the western town just lingering in the backyard, the main house is no slouch either. The home itself has three bedrooms and four bathrooms and 3,697 total square feet. Plus, the log cabin decor throughout the living room is giving us major Twin Peaks vibes. Which only makes sense in the Pacific Northwest. The property also has a creek running through it, complete with an adorable lovers bridge. I don’t understand how this is only a half-hour outside of Seattle because this is a magical—probably incredibly spooky irl—dream home. If the future owners ever wake up from a terrifying Gold Rush nightmare, please call me!

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