The Haint House was built in 1920 a short drive outside of Atlanta, Georgia. The old home encompasses over 6,000 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Situated on a corner lot, which is the largest on the street. The original owner sold Plymouth automobiles uptown and then moved his business to the lot next door to the house.
In the early 1990s, the house was purchased by a doctor who planned to convert the property into a nursing home, however it never opened for business. In recent years, the front porch has deteriorated and collapsed. Broken windows have exposed the house to the elements, allowing leaves to blow inside. The home was sold at auction in the 2000s but nothing was ever done with it. It has been listed for sale on and off over the last decade. At one point the property was reduced to half of the asking price, however there were still no buyers.
The color haint blue got its name from the belief it would ward off evil spirits. The term “haint” is a variation on the word “haunt”. Haints are restless spirits or lost souls. It’s reported that haunt blue paint was first used by African slaves in the coastal areas of Georgia. According to Gullah culture, the blue paint is representative of water. Haint blue is not one specific color, but a range of hues that emulate colors of the sky or ocean.