She bought an abandoned US lighthouse. Now you can too

Sheila Consaul, a Washington, DC-based communications executive, was in the market for a summer home when she came across a rare find.

A historic, white and red, lakefront property located just off the shores of Lake Erie and surrounded by glittering water on all sides. Its name? The Fairport Harbor West lighthouse.

In 2011, Ms Consaul won the light station in a government auction with a bid of about $71,000 (£57,494).