Home of Anne Rice in New Orleans, LA
Check out 1239 First Street, the New Orleans home once owned by Anne Rice, undisputed grand dame of gothic fiction. Best known for her Vampire Chronicles saga, Rice's taste for the historic and the haunted is much influenced by her growing up in New Orleans. The six-bedroom, 7,609-square-foot home is said to have been haunted since long before Rice moved in, with spirits dating back to its completion in the 1800s. From the exterior, that doesn't seem too far fetched; inside, there's pastel walls, beautiful stained glass from the 1880s, elaborate moldings and mantels, and no shortage of crystal chandeliers. See the gorgeous exterior on your next visit.