Maplecroft: The House Where Lizzie Borden Lived And Died

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

This is the home of the infamous Lizzie Borden in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Lizzie Borden

Not to be confused with the house where Lizzie Borden was accused of brutally killing her father and step-mother by axing them to death (House Crazy Sarah will feature that house in a future post). No, this is where Lizzie lived out her days after she was acquitted of the murders.

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

This incredible Queen Anne Victorian is currently on the market for $890,000.

Let’s have a look inside, shall we?

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

After being set free, Lizzie Borden chose to remain a resident of Fall River for the rest of her life, despite facing ostracism from the other residents. She grew old there and died in this very house of pneumonia at the age of 66.

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

How did poor orphaned Lizzie afford such an opulent house?

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

After her acquittal, Lizzie and her sister inherited her father’s estate which was estimated to be around 8 million dollars in today’s money.

Lizzie employed a full staff of live-in maids, a housekeeper and a coachman.

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Maplecroft is being offered fully furnished with the exception of a few pieces of Lizzie memorabilia. But House Crazy Sarah thinks it should all go with the house!

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Some of the notable features of this 4,000 square foot home are: 6 fireplaces, 7 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, tin ceilings in the kitchen, coffered ceilings, walnut wainscoting, inlaid parquet floors, and stained glass windows.

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Have a look at the re-created Victorian era kitchen:

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

This small pantry room is just the first part of the kitchen.

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Beyond the pantry room, is a larger more modern kitchen that still keeps the charm of yesteryear front and center:

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Look at the sink:

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Gorgeous!

Let’s have a peek in some of the well-appointed bedrooms…

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Remember there are SEVEN of them in total!

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Here’s one of the remodeled bathrooms…

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Notice the antique reproduction high-tank toilet!

And more bedrooms…

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

The upper attic rooms would have been the live-in servants’ quarters.

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Wouldn’t this make a fabulous bed & breakfast?

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

Out on the large wraparound porch:

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

This could be a combination museum & vacation rental destination for Lizzie Borden enthusiasts.

Lizzie Borden's Fall River MA house

There are a lot of Lizzie Borden fans out there!

 

Sources:

www.redfin.com/MA/Fall-River/306-French-St-02720/home

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden

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