Nice house :)
Nice house :)
winchester mystery house
I've been. It's interesting.
From the page:
"In 1884, a wealthy widow named Sarah L. Winchester began a construction project of such magnitude that it was to occupy the lives of carpenters and craftsmen until her death thirty-eight years later. The Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress, is filled with so Unexplained Mystery San Francisco and San Jose many unexplained oddities, that it has come to be known as the Winchester Mystery House."
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Crazy house, but a lot of interesting features
Checked this place out on my X-mas vacation - it rocked. Be warned - it can get pricey though it was well worth it. Hell yeah.
Bizarre, beautiful, huge, and fabulous! The stained glass work in this place was worth the visit, to me, alone. There are parts of the house that are restricted due to safety concerns, and other parts that are limited to smaller "behind-the-scene" types of showings. She put in stairways that led to nothing, doorways that led to nothing, and glass windows in floors so that she could peek in on staff in the rooms below. It does seem like she had a few chapters missing from her instruction book, but on the tour, you'll learn that she was very good to staff that were loyal to her. She put many children of her employees through school. This is a 'must-see' if you're in the San Jose, CA area!
Wow....sounds quite a place!
I have visited the house twice, it's an amazing place and well worth the visit.
I'm nowhere near the California area, but maybe someone who's been there can tell me how it is? It seems it would be a great tour not only for the history behind it, but because the chances of getting lost within the house are probably quite high.
This would be a cool place to visit, but can you imagine living there?! That lady was CRAZY!