SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — People interested in living on the Peninsula have chance to own a piece of San Mateo history that some have called “haunted.”
The landmark William and Rosalie Brown House located at at 2 S. Delaware Street is on the market. The historic Queen Anne Victorian was built in 1892 and is one of the oldest residential homes in San Mateo.READ MORE: Atmospheric River: Parts of San Mateo County Pummeled with Heavy Rain, Flooding
The most recent owner did a major restoration project. Cheryl Zuffi purchased the home with her former partner in 1998.READ MORE: UPDATE: Atmospheric River Drenches Northern California With Historic Rainfall
“It was just overgrown with vines into the house. There were dead things in the house. There was a lot of debris,” said Zuffi.
The home’s rundown, overgrown appearance prior to renovations and it’s gothic-looking turret led to a reputation as a “haunted house” over the decades. Zuffi said she got lots of comments about its creepiness when she first bought the house.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Streets Flood in San Rafael, Mill Valley as Wild Storm Lashes Bay Area
She plans to move out of the area and buy a smaller home once she sells the property. The 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home is now on the market for $2.59 million.