I'm reading The House Next Door by Anne River Siddons, copyright 1978. This is not a ghost story, and I would not call it a haunted house story. Rather it seems to be the land that the house is built on is haunted or soaked in evil of some sort.
A new house is built on a lot that had been vacant for years, labeled unbuildable by architects. A brilliant young architect designs a beautiful house that is built on this lot in an Atlanta suburb. The trouble begins with the groundbreaking.
I'm still reading, and I don't want to give away the plot. I will say, however, that this is a compelling read.