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Just a few miles outside the overdeveloped 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 – but eerie 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.
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