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Four homes haunted by ghostly apparitions

To mark Halloween, we have rounded up four homes where ghostly residents have been unwittingly captured by photographers.

The life of an architectural photographer might seem rather glamorous, but few people realise it sometimes means coming face-to-face with the undead.

This roundup features four homes where a ghostly figure has been caught on camera by the photographer.

Read on if you dare:

Interiors of Nancy's Big Apartment, designed by Studio In2
Photo is by Jackal Liu

Nancy's Big Apartment, Taiwan, by Studio In2

Interiors specialist StudioIn2 was inspired to mess with dimensions using full-height partition walls and tall furnishings inside this Taipei apartment by the 1989 comedy film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

But perhaps horror flick Paranormal Activity would have been more fitting, as the sliding doors are intermittently moved around by an eery, supernatural figure.

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Pape Loft by StudioAC
Photo is by Jeremie Warshafsky

Pape Loft, Canada, by StudioAC

A ghostly figure was captured haunting the mezzanine of the Pape Loft, which fittingly occupies a renovated church overhauled by Toronto firm StudioAC.

The studio created the minimalist two-bedroom house by carrying out a "design purge", though the renovation failed to banish the sepulchral wraith.

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Vallirana 47 apartment by Vora
Photo courtesy of Vora

Vallirana 47, Spain, by Vora

A figure wearing orange trousers can be seen pacing the corridors of the Barcelona apartments revamped by architecture studio Vora.

In the apartment, original patterned tile floors were also retained, as part of an interplay between the old and the new.

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Attic conversion by Van Staeyen Interieur Architecten
Photo is by Jochen Verghote

Antwerp apartment attic, Belgium, by Van Staeyen Interieur Architecten

Van Staeyen Interieur Architecten converted a dark and dusty attic in Antwerp into a living space that features arched portals, curvy furniture and yellow decor accents.

Despite the playful new interior, the attic appears to be haunted by a ghost child who was captured playing in multiple locations in the renovated loft.

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