PHOTO: The cabin on the property was built in 1933, and was expanded gradually by Jones to reach its current square footage.
- A 1800s saloon, jailhouse, grocer and barbershop are included in a Washington state property selling for $1.8 million
- The authentic buildings were brought to the property from bona-fide ghost town Silvana about an hour north by eccentric former owner Walter H. Jones
- The site was once the home of Jones’ Fantastic Museum, a collection of macabre oddities, featured in the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair
- Also included are a 3,679-square-foot log ‘cabin,’ looping trails and gardens, space for 40 cars to park and a bridge over a creek that runs through the parcel
- Hundreds have shown interest in the property, said real estate agent Kari Haas of Windermere Real Estate, and a ‘cash super slam dunk deal’ may close next week
A cash offer above the $1.8 million asking price was accepted and closing is expected next week. Haas would only divulge that the buyer was not ‘a single person or a family.’
The property listing notes the ghost town structures ‘can be used for wine tasting, events, artist studio, work or play space.’ The four 19th century buildings were mostly gutted, Haas said.
A previous owner has removed the bar and other features from the saloon, along with the wall that divides it from the barbershop.
You can see where a desk, heat source and cell bars were inside the jail building, but they too have been removed by previous owners. The 1,000-square-foot row of buildings are connected to each other by a secret hallway in back, Haas said.
Built in the 1800s, the components of the little ghost town were hauled to the Woodinville parcel from the tiny rural community of Silvana, which currently houses 90 residents.
The buildings were shipped in from rural community of Silvana, a bona-fide ghost town with 90 current residents about an hour north where the buildings now stand
Built in the 1800s, the components of the little ghost town, which sit in the back yard of a more traditional home, were hauled to the newly listed property in Woodinville from the tiny rural community of Silvana, still standing and home to just 90 residents, by original owner Walter H. Jones in 1959.
When Jones began erecting the town neighbors clamored to get a look, according to a 1963 article in the Northshore Citizen.
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