This 57-room mansion, located just a few miles outside New York City, was photographed in 2016 for a series of haunting images by Brian Sansivero – and they’re still giving us nightmares. Sitting on six acres, the eerie home comes equipped with a bowling alley, indoor tennis court, two bars, and a library. Click though to see inside the neglected mansion, which has been left frozen in time…
Traces of the mansion’s opulent past remain: Two grand pianos, a chandelier and even the carpets suggest how the room once looked.
But it is the personal flourishes – here an old toy doll – that give a glimpse into the life of the family who once lived here.
Amazingly, even a vast shoe collection remains. The now-vintage women’s heels suggest the lady of the manor had style.
A flurry of snow – that has presumably come in through an open window – shows how vulnerable to the elements this building now is.
An abandoned stroller sits near one of the many staircases, giving the home the feeling that it 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.
Dusty tomes still line the shelves of this oak-paneled study, while the faded couch may have been used as a reading space.
These lined-up mismatched chairs – all in a state of disrepair – may have once been used for entertaining guests.
Outside, 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 entrance way an elegant symmetry that would have left a striking first impression.
Dust sheets cover part of the floor in the large hallway and an abandoned ladder suggest that the last owners may have been in the process of decorating when they suddenly abandoned the building for an unknown reason.
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.
Personal touches such as the fake flowers seen in several rooms may have once breathed some life into the otherwise deserted rooms. The home has now been vandalized by graffiti.
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.
While the plumbing system will be long since defunct, a miniature picture and small pot plant show the bathroom as it once was.
With high ceilings and huge french windows, this grand picture gallery clearly gets a lot of light, adding to its spaciousness.
Amazingly, wood still sits in the fireplace of this annex room, as if waiting for someone to come back and light it and heat the home.
The study is pictured here from a different viewpoint and shows an open suitcase and one abandoned shoe.
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.
Two grand pianos perfectly frame the huge bay window of what appears to be the ballroom.
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.
The peeling room divider has an oriental design and may have once been used in a bedroom as a modesty panel.
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.