Jayne Stead and partner Mike Blatchford have transformed an old Jewish mortuary chapel into what they believe is a cozy home. The house is located in a cemetery, and was previously the cemetery keeper's lodge.
The couple and their three children now live in the “Spookiest house in the city” of Southampton, in South East England, having kept the mullioned windows and gargoyles.
According to the Daily Mail
, self-employed contractor Blatchford spent £100,000 ($160,000) and worked for a year turning the creepy mansion into a home.
The chapel, built in 1845, became the family dining room. The family is amused every time children in the neighborhood peek inside looking for ghosts, and cannot wait to welcome trick-or-treaters this Halloween.
“You get people peering in to the windows of the chapel and when they see us watching television they jump a million miles,” Ms. Stead says.