The Carleton Villa, Carleton Island, New York….

The Carleton Villa, Carleton Island, New York. Unknown photographer.

The Carleton Villa was built in 1894 for typewriter magnate William Wyckoff as a summer residence and large spot for entertaining. Wycoff’s wife died of a heart attack a month before he moved in, and on his first night in the mansion he suffered a heart attack in his sleep and died. Wycoff’s youngest son inherited the villa after his father’s death, but within a few years the family lost much of their fortune in the Great Depression and the house fell into disrepair.

The villa was sold to General Electric, who planned to demolish it. Materials from the home were offered to anyone who would salvage them, so stained glass windows and whole sections of flooring were removed. Soon, World War II intervened and General Electric abandoned the property entirely. The villa, which is located on 7 acres with gorgeous river views, is currently listed for $495,000, but will require millions more to bring it back to its former glory

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The Carleton Villa, Carleton Island, New York….

The Carleton Villa, Carleton Island, New York. Unknown photographer.

The Carleton Villa was built in 1894 for typewriter magnate William Wyckoff as a summer residence and large spot for entertaining. Wycoff’s wife died of a heart attack a month before he moved in, and on his first night in the mansion he suffered a heart attack in his sleep and died. Wycoff’s youngest son inherited the villa after his father’s death, but within a few years the family lost much of their fortune in the Great Depression and the house fell into disrepair.

The villa was sold to General Electric, who planned to demolish it. Materials from the home were offered to anyone who would salvage them, so stained glass windows and whole sections of flooring were removed. Soon, World War II intervened and General Electric abandoned the property entirely. The villa, which is located on 7 acres with gorgeous river views, is currently listed for $495,000, but will require millions more to bring it back to its former glory

(from source; click on photos)


It was a rather long march through the greener…

It was a rather long march through the greenery and we were happy to find the back door open. The saircase then needed to be shot from every possible angle, it seems.

Abandoned villa, Italy, 2017.
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It was a rather long march through the greener…

It was a rather long march through the greenery and we were happy to find the back door open. The saircase then needed to be shot from every possible angle, it seems.

Abandoned villa, Italy, 2017.
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I might have photographed this beautiful stair…

I might have photographed this beautiful staircase way too often, indeed. It’s the only real motif in that place. And I’ll try to do as little masterposts as possible.

Abandoned villa, Italy, 2017.
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