Considered to be the largest haunted house in the world, Lynnewood Hall is currently for sale – and it’s located in Elkins Park, Pa. This abandoned and decrepit 70,000 square-foot mansion is located approximately 13-miles north of Philadelphia.
It was built between 1897 and 1900 and is the largest remaining example of Neoclassical Revival architecture from the Gilded Age, according to a report about haunted homes by Top Ten Real Estate Deals.
Built by industrialist and prolific art collector Peter A.B. Widener, the grand home even had a sad beginning. In 1896, while living on Broad Street in Philadelphia, Widener’s wife died on board the family’s yacht off the coast of Maine. While in mourning, Widener didn’t want to stay at the Philadelphia townhouse, and decided to build a “comfortable” home for him and his children.
The home, rumored to have cost Widener $8 million to build, had