This Creepy Mansion Was Abandoned In The 1970s. Now One Photographer Has Unlocked Its Secret Past

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Image: Bryan Sansivero
Image: Bryan Sansivero

In a mansion on the outskirts of New York City, time as we know it stands still. There, elegant pianos sit next to crumbling walls, snow decorates the floor under a toy rocking horse, and shelves of stylish shoes lie, untouched for decades. But just what happened between these walls, and why has such a lavish home been abandoned to rot and decay?

Image: Bryan Sansivero
Image: Bryan Sansivero

In the late 1930s, mere miles from the bustling Big Apple, a grand mansion was built. And although little is known about the original owners, we can safely say that they must have been fairly well off. In its prime, after all, the 57-room property was likely a symbol of opulence and wealth.

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Image: Bryan Sansivero
Image: Bryan Sansivero

Indeed, this mansion, which stands on a sprawling 6-acre estate, boasted two bars and even a private library. The residence’s bowling alley and indoor tennis court, meanwhile, provided plenty of opportunity for a more active kind of recreation.

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