Alex Murdaugh’s South Carolina beach house sells again
The old South Carolina beach retreat of Alex Murdaugh and his late wife, Maggie, is under contract to resell just months after it was quietly sold last summer, The Post reports.
Murdaugh, along with Maggie’s estate, sold the house on Edisto Island near Charleston in July 2022 for $955,000 – at the same time he was arrested and charged with the murders of her and his youngest son Paul.
The property was also sold less than a year after he was charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and filing a false police report.
Less than six months after it was sold to Minnesota residents Jon and Gayle Lancto, they put the house up for sale in January for $1.18 million.
The property went into negotiations last month.
It’s unclear why the Lanctos are selling the outing so quickly. The Post has reached out for comment.
Alex and Maggie Murdaugh purchased the four-bedroom, three-bathroom Cape Cod-style estate in 2002 for $415,000, according to records obtained by The Post.
It was considered their second home for nearly two decades, used as a vacation spot, before the tragic family was plagued by scandal.
Pinned as a “once in a lifetime opportunity”, according to the listing, the next owner will have the property fully furnished with designer brands.
Spanning over 2,300 square feet, the property has been completely renovated – with features such as a sundeck, vaulted ceilings, wood floors, a gourmet kitchen, and a wood-burning fireplace.
The sunroom features floor-to-ceiling windows and can be accessed from the living room, as well as the master bedroom and one of the guest bedrooms, the notes said.
On the ground floor is an enclosed shower for rinsing off sand after a day at the beach, a dressing area, a fish sink and storage areas.
Maggie, 52, and Paul, 22, were found murdered on June 7, 2021, on the Murdaugh family ranch in Moselle, South Carolina.
Alex was convicted of the murders on March 2. The disgraced ex-lawyer was subsequently sentenced to two consecutive life sentences with no possibility of parole.
Meanwhile, another source told The Post that the family’s 1,700-acre hunting ranch is under contract and about to be sold after all of the family’s personal belongings are removed from the property.
“The new buyer is someone who has no ties to the family… none,” the insider revealed.