On the Market: Lizzie Borden’s Fall River Home

Text by Lynda Simonton

One of Fall River, Massachusett’s most storied homes is on the market and ready for a homeowner who will embrace the rich history and historic preservation of this landmark property. The Maplecroft Mansion was commissioned in 1889 by Charles Allen and sold to Lizzie Borden (and her sister Emma) in 1893 after her acquittal of the murder of her parents, in a murder trial that continues to captivate today.

While the home’s notorious first owner makes for an interesting conversation starter, the impeccably designed and restored high-style Victorian is the true draw. Every period detail is in pristine condition including six fireplaces, coffered ceilings, parquet flooring and much more.

As an added bonus Maplecroft is being offered fully furnished with period appropriate antiques and accouterments that speaks to its Borden history. You can move right in and enjoy the home as a private residence, or consider it as an intriguing business opportunity since the house has a variance to operate as a bed and breakfast.

The 3,935 square foot home is being offered by Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International. View the full listing here.

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