The 7,700-square-foot Italianate villa-style home — at 2475 Richmond Road — was once owned by Gustav A. Mayer, a 19th-century inventor whose sugar-cookie recipe later became Nabisco’s Nilla Wafers.
He died in 1918, but his two daughters stayed there until beyond their 100th birthdays and never went outside.
In fact, the Mayer girls, Paula and Emilie, never even walked down the stairs — holing up in just two bedrooms of the “Grey Gardens of Staten Island” for the better part of a century.
They used an elaborate pulley system that brought in their groceries, mail and any other outside-world needs.
Their ghosts are said to still roam the hallways — but Mark Anthony, who’s known as the “psychic lawyer,” said the family’s presence is “positive.”
“It’s the fear and superstition attached to spirit communication which makes people think that encountering a spirit is spooky,” he said.
“The owner is super-touchy about people calling it haunted,” a source said.
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