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See Inside The Creepy New York Mansion That’s Been Abandoned For Nearly 50 Years

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Most people who own properties are vigilant about their upkeep. It’s a great feeling when friends and family come to visit, and they leave impressed by what’s been done to maintain the real estate’s integrity.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of pieces of land that suffer extreme neglect by the owners. So many beautiful homes have been abandoned to gather dust and become overgrown with weeds. It’s upsetting to think about the wasted potential of so many of them.

A few miles outside of New York City sits one of these abandoned homes. It’s an enormous, 57-room mansion that was built in the 1930s and hasn’t been occupied since the 1970s. A photographer named Bryan Sansivero was lucky enough to make his way onto the property for an amazing—yet slightly haunting—photo shoot of the forgotten residence. His pictures are as captivating as they are eerie…

You’d think that every property owner has the desire to maintain their home’s upkeep. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and thousands of estates are abandoned every year. When photographer Bryan Sansivero learned about a neglected mansion that sat a few miles outside of New York City, he knew it would make for an amazing photo shoot; it had been uninhabited for over 40 years, after all. What he captured with his lens was both mesmerizing and haunting.

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This was the entrance of the mansion. As you can see, over time, vegetation started to overtake the once gorgeous Siamese staircase that led up to the front door. It was an intimidating entryway, and it would take a brave person like Bryan to step inside.

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As soon as Bryan entered the creaky front doors, a massive winding staircase greeted him. It seemed to beckon him to slowly ascend to the abandoned rooms above. A lone baby stroller rested at the base, giving the home a feeling as if it had been frozen in time.

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A massive chandelier dangled over an empty ballroom complete with not one, but two grand pianos. During the mansion’s heyday, this room was probably used to entertain a plethora of friends and family. Now, it quietly sat alone.

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This doll most likely belonged to one of the past residents’ children. She was still sitting upright on a tattered couch cushion, gazing out over the decrepit room where she was left, wondering when her owner would return.

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Whoever lived here in the past had quite a love of footwear. This collection of women’s shoes served as a reminder that there was once a fashionable female that made her home here. Now these heels were nothing more than old memories collecting dust.

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Bryan spotted another child’s toy, a horse with its own saddle, left out in an open room. He could almost picture the toddler who owned it riding on its back and laughing wildly. That childlike laughter had long since left the halls of this house, however.

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There were a number of paintings strewn around the mansion, too. Someone may have been an art enthusiast at one point. Now, the artwork rested alone for no one to admire except the rodents and other pests that had made their nests inside the walls.

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This old boarding school trunk was left locked, keeping the secrets of the past buried deep inside. Bryan couldn’t place the boy depicted in the painting that was propped on top of it; he assumed he was the child of the home’s owners.

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This elegant cabinet, complete with gold trim, loomed over the cracked floorboards in the grand hallway. It would have welcomed guests during the mansion’s peak era, but now it was just a sad reminder that even the most beautiful things in life begin to crumble with time.

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The library was one of the eeriest rooms in the home. A large volume of books still rested on the wooden shelves just begging to be picked up and enjoyed again. Unfortunately, they would be waiting a long time.

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This collection of mismatched chairs from various rooms in the mansion sat by themselves in a permanent state of disrepair. Years ago, they probably offered guests a comfortable place to rest after an extravagant gala event or dinner.

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It looked as if some renovations had begun in this room, but for whatever reason, the endeavor was left unfinished. Now, a wooden ladder stood in solitude. It was a shame that such an extraordinary home hadn’t been able to undergo the remodeling it so desperately deserved.

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This living room still featured an old television set that belonged to the last owners in the ’70s. However, the channels were long gone, as was the energy that once filled the space. The graffiti on the wall behind the television served as a reminder that, even though the home was abandoned long ago, it still fell victim to some intruders.

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Various musical instruments littered the rooms of the home. This old organ was almost entirely destroyed. Still, Bryan could almost picture what it must have been like to relax in the chair and listen to someone play a soothing tune.

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All of the freshly cut flowers in the home had long since withered away. That’s why these fake floral arrangements were so captivating to look at; it was as if they breathed a little bit of life into the otherwise desolate foyer. The petals on the ground were somewhat ominous, though.

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Here was another angle of the room with the old organ. The paint from the walls above was peeling, and the blue color of the carpets was beginning to fade. A large stuffed bear sat pensively in an armchair, wondering when it would be his turn to leave for good.

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The porcelain on the sink and toilet in this washroom started to brown. Bryan could only imagine that this was the place where family members readied themselves each morning, preparing to take on the day.

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This fireplace probably saw more activity than any other spot in the house. During cold winter nights, families could snuggle up with each other and keep warm. Now, the leftover wood was cold to the touch, and ash still covered the floor.

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Many of the rooms had high ceilings and tall French windows, allowing for plenty of natural light to illuminate the areas. This corridor could have been a brightly lit ballroom, but now there wa no one to enjoy the sun’s gentle rays that shined through every day.

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Here was a look at another fireplace. The wooden walls surrounding it seemed to be in remarkably good shape when compared to rest of the home, despite the graffiti tags. Even the candlesticks on the wall sconces were intact.

Bryan Sansivero

This old radio could speak to how far we’ve come with technology. The white nightgown that hung from the door behind the green chair might have belonged to the woman in the picture on the desk; now, it just dangled in the stale air.

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These two grand pianos were probably played by countless numbers of people. Bryan could imagine a child even taking lessons there. The room where music once danced around guests as they socialized was now nothing more than a vacant space full of loneliness and isolation.

Bryan Sansivero

This view of one of the home’s long hallways was partially obstructed by piles of clutter. Bryan thought of carefree children chasing each other through the hall, knocking over items and being scolded by their mothers.

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The cobalt blue paint in this room was almost jarring to look at compared to the neutral tones of the rest of the home. Another fireplace sat front and center, and what looked like a bedroom modesty panel stood alone in the corner, accumulating dust and slowly rotting away with time.

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The graffiti that covered these walls indicated that the home was the site of numerous unwanted visitors over the years. The bright pink armchairs bookended a marble fireplace, and the mirror above was shattered—much like this home’s memories.

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This enormous space was once an indoor tennis court where friendly matches were played between guests. It now resembled a cluttered junkyard. Long gone were the days when this court was privy to the cheers and jeers of family members and friends.

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An old car rested in the foreground of this photo. The missing windows and open doors welcomed all sorts of animal life to take shelter under its roof over the years. The engine had gone cold, just like the energy that encapsulated all six acres of the property.

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When Bryan finally finished his tour, he was stunned by the images he had captured; they were both gorgeous and incredibly eerie. Hopefully, in time, someone with the proper resources will step in and renovate this marvelous property so it can become the vibrant residence it once was.

Bryan Sansivero

Apparently, the last owner of this stunning mansion was known to buy lavish properties only to leave them to decay. They certainly achieved their goal with this one, and it now remains one of the most intriguing, and eerie, abandoned homes in the world.

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