Mon. Feb 26th, 2024
alert-–-alex-murdaugh’s-‘quintessential-southern’-family-home-is-listed-for-sale-again-as-new-owner-moves-to-offload-farmhouse-–-but-will-keep-hunting-lodge-and-dog-kennels-where-wife-maggie-and-son-paul-were-murderedAlert – Alex Murdaugh’s ‘quintessential southern’ family home is listed for sale AGAIN as new owner moves to offload farmhouse – but will keep hunting lodge and dog kennels where wife Maggie and son Paul were murdered

One of the houses where Alex Murdaugh lived with his wife and son before he murdered them is back on the market – the second time it’s been listed in a single year.

Currently listed for a plum $1.9million, the South Carolina estate was snapped up six months ago by its new owners – who paid $3.9million for the equestrian property, as well its accompanying kennels where Paul and Maggie Murdaugh were killed.

This time around, though, the kennels are not for sale – and Murdaugh’s former neighbor Jeffrey Godley is only offering up the 5,275-square-foot farmhouse.

Also awarded to ‘serious buyers’, as sellers put it, are the some 22 acres of land and forest that surrounds it – as well as a ‘quintessential southern vision of the classic and traditionally styled home with stunning high-end features such as pine flooring.’

Another feature being touted of the four bedrooms farmhouse is its sportroom, and not the fact it was a fixture in Murdaugh’s six-week trial – with jurors visiting the property the day before they found the disgraced scion guilty.

One of the South Carolina homes where Alex Murdaugh lived with his wife and son before he murdered them is back on the market – the second time it’s been listed in a single year

Murdaugh’s  estate was snapped up six months ago by its new owners – who paid $3.9million for the farmhouse along with the kennels where Paul and Maggie Murdaugh were killed

It was there they viewed the cramped lodge where Paul, then 22, was killed with a shotgun, along with the overhang where Maggie was shot with a rifle – a few feet from the infamous kennels.

The home, located in Islandton, is approximately 45 miles from Beaufort, 70 miles from Charleston, and 75 miles from Savannah, the listing from Crosby Land Company notes.

It adds that the home – apart from its grisly history – ‘exudes character, charm, and high-end finishes’, while being a unique property that has the capacity to offer a buyer many potential uses such as a family residence or compound.’

Other exploits used to urge prospective purchasers are the potential ‘equestrian pursuits’ the ranch has to offer – with listers writing the home would make the perfect ‘hobby farm, or just a weekend retreat destination.’   

Speaking to The Daily Beast, broker Todd Crosby admitted the home’s history could complicate the sale, but expressed hope a buyer who appreciates the home’s more comely attributes would surface in the meantime. 

‘I don’t care what the buyer’s deal is with the house,’ Crosby told The Beast of the property known as Moselle – which sold, kennels included, for $3.9million to Godley and fellow buyer James Ayer in March, in a deal that took nearly ten months to close.

Addressing prospective true crime fans looking to pick up a free tour, he said: ‘Murders happen in houses all the time – I just want to make sure the buyers we bring to the house can cut the check.

‘[I] don’t just want to see the house for fun.’

This time around, though, the kennels are not for sale – and Murdaugh’s former neighbor Jeffrey Godley is only offering up the 5,275-square-foot farmhouse 

Also awarded to ‘serious buyers’, as Godley put it, are the some 22 acres of land and forest that surrounds it – as well as a ‘quintessential southern vision of the classic and traditionally styled home with stunning high-end features’

The back porch of the four-bedroom farmhouse is seen here, now for sale six months after it was snapped up by Murdaugh’s former neighbor

A listing notes how the home – apart from its grisly history – ‘exudes character, charm, and high-end finishes’, while being a unique property that has the capacity to offer a buyer many potential uses such as a family residence or compound’

Other exploits used to urge prospective purchasers are the potential ‘equestrian pursuits’ the ranch has to offer – with listers writing the home would make the perfect ‘hobby farm, or just a weekend retreat destination’

The home, located in Islandton, is approximately 45 miles from Beaufort, 70 miles from Charleston, and 75 miles from Savannah, the listing from Crosby Land Company also notes

His listing, meanwhile, offers a more traditional summary of the The Moselle Estate House – the home that’s for sale – along with the aforementioned 22 acres of the overall 1,770-acre property.

It notes: ‘The landscape consists of upland open fields and a mature old growth hardwood forest as a backdrop. This property is secluded in nature and remains quiet and private.’

Another excerpt adds: ‘Beyond the stately brick columns at the entrance of the property, awaits a long impressive oak-lined driveway leading to a quintessential southern vision of the classic and traditional styled Moselle Estate House.’

The listing also touts the farmhouse’s ‘picturesque front and back porches’, which are described as ‘ideal for embracing the peaceful country setting. 

‘The Mahogany front door’, it states, ‘opens into a two-story foyer, forged with gleaming heart pine floors, tongue and groove walls, and a grand staircase with a mezzanine balcony.’

‘Soaring vaulted ceilings’, meanwhile, ‘carry from the foyer into the massive family room adorned with custom built-ins,’ including a set of classic mahogany French doors that lead to the oversized back porch.

Speaking to The Daily Beast, broker Todd Crosby admitted the home’s history could complicate the sale, but expressed hope a buyer who appreciates the home’s more comely attributes would surface in the meantime

‘I don’t care what the buyer’s deal is with the house,’ Crosby told The Beast of the property known as Moselle – which sold, kennels included, for $3.9million to Godley and fellow buyer James Ayer in March, in a deal that took nearly ten months to close

Addressing prospective true crime fans looking to pick up a free tour, he said: ‘Murders happen in houses all the time – I just want to make sure the buyers we bring to the house can cut the check

His listing, meanwhile, offers a more traditional summary of the The Moselle Estate House – the home that’s for sale – along with the aforementioned 22 acres of the overall 1,770-acre property

A sizable recreational room set on the home’s first floor, meanwhile, is ‘exceptional for hosting,’ as well as other pastimes like billiards, bolstered by a tailor-made billiards light fixture.

Other highlights touted by the seller is a fully equipped chef’s kitchen, complete with a breakfast nook with a bay window overlooking the backyard

Murdaugh called 911 on the evening of June 7, 2021, saying he found his son and wife dead when he returned home from a one-hour visit with his mother, who has dementia

Other highlights touted by the seller is a fully equipped chef’s kitchen, complete with a breakfast nook with a bay window overlooking the backyard. 

Adjoining the kitchen is a large dining room with a ‘statement-piece’ chandelier, the listing notes.

A sizable recreational room set on the home’s first floor, meanwhile, is ‘exceptional for hosting,’ as well as other pastimes like billiards, bolstered by a tailor-made billiards light fixture.

The recreation room also has a secondary staircase leading straight to the upstairs area, where buyers will find the primary bedroom, with its own private mahogany French doors leading to the covered back porch and an ensuite with a jacuzzi tub.

There is also a guest bedroom on the main level with a hall bathroom, as well as a laundry room with a wash basin also on the main level.

It comes after most of the proceeds of March’s sale went to victims of a boat crash allegedly carried out by Murdaugh’s older son Buster, resulting in the death of 19-year-old Mallory Beach

Under a settlement approved in January, Beach’s family received an unspecified sum to cover the teens debts, while $530,000 was set aside for Buster for an inheritance,

An additional $275,000 payment into a settlement fund for victims of Murdaugh’s alleged financial crimes – 

‘Beyond the stately brick columns at the entrance of the property, awaits a long impressive oak-lined driveway leading to a quintessential southern vision of the classic and traditional styled Moselle Estate House,’ an excerpt of the newly posted listing reads

The listing also touts the farmhouse’s ‘picturesque front and back porches’, which are described as ‘ideal for embracing the peaceful country setting

It comes after most of the proceeds of March’s sale went to victims of a boat crash allegedly carried out by Murdaugh’s older son Buster, resulting in the death of 19-year-old Mallory Beach 

Maggie’s body was found a few yards to the right of a doghouse, while Paul’s was by the doorway at the end of the kennels

Alex Murdaugh with wife Maggie before her murder next to a dog kennel on the family’s land in 2021

Murdaugh, meanwhile, was sentenced to life without parole in March for shooting dead his 52-year-old wife and their youngest son on the property in June 2021 

Murdaugh is currently housed in high-security Kirkland Correctional Institution, one of South Carolina’s most notorious prisons

 Murdaugh, meanwhile, was sentenced to life without parole in March for shooting dead his 52-year-old wife and their youngest son on the property in June 2021.

He is appealing against that conviction but faces around 100 further charges in state court including drug and money laundering, wire fraud and insurance fraud for a botched suicide attempt.   

Murdaugh is scheduled to face trial on at least some of the state charges at the end of November, and prosecutors have insisted they want him to face justice for each one.

Murdaugh’s lawyers told the federal court in Charleston he admitted 14 counts of money laundering, five counts of wire fraud, one count of bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Each charge carries a maximum of at least 20 years in prison. Some have a maximum 30-year sentence. Murdaugh will be sentenced at a later date.    

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