According to its official website, Villa Paula is reputed to be the most haunted house in South Florida.
According to its official website, Villa Paula is reputed to be the most haunted house in South Florida. It was built in 1925 for the first Cuban Consulate in Miami – Senior Don Domingo Millord and his wife Paula, whose name graces this mansion.
Villa Paula was built with all-Cuban materials and labor, and executed in the elaborate style of a luxurious Cuban villa, with 18 foot high-ceilings, chandeliers, tall cedar windows, hand-painted floor tiles, and Tuscan columns. It has 10 rooms, 2 baths, and 2,552 Sq. Ft.
Six years after Cuban consul Domingo Milord moved into the newly constructed home, his wife Paula died from complications of a leg amputation, and believed to have been buried in the southeast corner of her own backyard.
The next resident was Muriel Reardon, who lived in it for over 30 years. After a variety of owners, the mansion became home to senior citizens, then bought by Cliff Ensor in 1974 and sold in 1987.
Cliff saw many aparitions in the house:
Rev. Emma Tandarich, a visiting psychic, claimed five spirits haunted the house:
The property was bought in 2016 by Villa Paula Restoration GRP LLC, which turned the property into a cultural venue, holding art exhibitions, music events, and more.
Villa Paula, located at 5811 North Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127, is open daily from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Click here to visit the official website of Villa Paula.