Mysteriously Abandoned In 1976, This Creepy Mansion Just Gave Up Its Secrets.

Grand pianos, a vast shoe collection and creepy children’s toys: A haunting look inside a New York mansion frozen in time after it was abandoned in the 1970s

  • This spectacular mansion was built in the late 1930s but has not been occupied since the 1970s
  • Located just a few miles outside New York City, it comes complete with an indoor tennis court and a bowling alley
  • But its tragic neglect is apparently down to an owner who would buy lavish mansions and leave them to rot
  • Now the mansion has been captured in a series of haunting images that show a home frozen in time Ā 

Just a few miles outside the overdevelopedĀ metropolis of New York City, a crumbling relic of an era gone by remains untouched for forty years.

This 57-room mansion is entirely abandoned – butĀ eerieĀ traces of its past linger on.

A vast shoe collection, creepy toy dolls, and even a child’s stroller lie forgotten, frozen in time.

In a series of haunting images, photographer Bryan Sansivero has documented the mansion as it is now.

Built in the late 1930s, and last inhabited in the 1970s, the neglect is allegedly down to an owner who would buy lavish mansions and inexplicably leave them to rot.

Sitting on six acres of land, the house comes equipped with a bowling alley, indoor tennis court, two bars and a library – it is a realtor’s dream property.

And while the building itself is in need of repairs, the collections within it remain untouched.

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The mansion has 57 rooms, and looks like something out of a horror movie.


Grand entrance: The overgrown shrubbery and unkempt trees correspond to the mansion’s disheveled interior


But the double-staircase that frames a large plant pot give the entranceway an elegant symmetry that would have left an striking first impression


In every room, traces of the mansion’s opulent history remain.


But there are also traces of it’s complete and total creepiness.


Despite the ominous feel of the photographs, the spooky details are really just evidence of the family that used to live there.


The things around the house give the impression that the place has been frozen in time.


Children’s toys and what looks to be an old boarding school trunk show traces of the younger members of the family


The peeling, stained wallpaper suggest that the building is in serious need of repair, and is at odds with the neatly arranged furniture


This elegant cabinet, complete with gold relief, would have been an impressive center-piece in the grand hallway


Despite its overarching tone of creepiness, the home and it’s fixtures are surprisingly well-preserved.


It’s quite easy to imagine the lavishness of the house in its prime.


Although much of the furniture looks fairly dated, a television set and stereo give a nod to the last owners, who inhabited the place in the 1970s


An old organ, almost entirely fallen apart, is one of the many instruments that litters this abandoned New York home


Signs of repairs-in-progress suggest that the last owners were in the process of updating the home when they abandoned it.


Personal touches such as the fake flowers seen in several rooms breathe some life into the otherwise deserted rooms


While the plumbing system will be long since defunct, a miniature picture and small pot plant show the bathroom as it once was


The mansion was built in the 1930s and the neglect is allegedly down to an owner who would buy lavish mansions and leave them to rot


With high ceilings and huge french windows, this grand picture gallery clearly gets a lot of light, adding to its spaciousness


There’s no telling why its last owners abandoned the place, but it’s an incredible time capsule of days past.


The photograph on top of this lady’s dresser may well be that of the owner or his wife and allows the viewer a better sense of the family that once lived here


Another angle: The study is pictured here from a different viewpoint and shows an open suitcase and – bizarrely – one abandoned shoe


Perfect symmetry: Two grand pianos perfectly frame the huge bay window of what appears to be the ballroom


The peeling room divider has an oriental design and may have once been used in a bedroom as a modesty panel


While some rooms have stayed ordered, this cluttered hallway of broken furniture shows that the home hasn’t been cared for in a long time


Graffiti lines many of the walls indicating that there have been many unwanted visitors since the owners last occupied the space over 40 years ago


This huge indoor tennis court would have once been a focal point of the property: Now it is a graveyard for old furniture


The sprawling mansion sits in six acres of land, meaning there is more than enough room for additional luxuries like the tennis court above


As the property has been abandoned, it’s also been exposed to the elements.


Despite its current state, a property like this (and so close to the city) has to be a realtor’s dream come true. How would you like to live in this regal (albeit slightly terrifying) estate?

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