A new book by photographer Seph Lawless captures mesmerizing interior and exterior shots of 13 abandoned homes. The structures featured in “Hauntingly Beautiful” are built decades or even centuries ago, and are the sites of real-life tragedies or mysteries.

Despite their haunting nature and states of heartbreaking neglect, Lawless finds the houses beautiful, emotional, and intimate.

"Modern architecture comes across cold and uninspiring," Lawless told A Plus. "I suppose I was trying to capture that beauty in the darkest way imaginable because it seemed fitting. [It's] The decline of a dying art form known as architecture."

Read the full story and see more mesmerizing photos at A Plus.

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