Formal garden design complements a haunted home

Lawn maintenance - Changing Seasons , Waterfalls - Aquatic Gardens

Written by: Karen Bradner

There’s talk of tombstones, creaking floors, scary ghost stories and frightened children in Madeira. Is the town getting ready for Halloween? Perhaps. However, these tales are not centered around late October festivities. Instead they are circling in the air, in the basement and deep within the closets of a 153-year-old farmhouse that conceals secrets behind its warm and inviting buttercream façade.

“Before I lived here,” says homeowner Leslie Gordon, “If you asked me, ‘Do you believe in ghosts?’ I would have said ‘No. I’m a scientist.’”

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