1895 Abandoned Mansion For Sale In Cape Vincent New York

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1895 Abandoned Mansion For Sale In Cape Vincent New York

1895 Abandoned Mansion For Sale In Cape Vincent New York

$129,000

Lot # 1 Carleton Island, Cape Vincent, New York, 13618

11 beds— baths15,000 sqft ¦ 6.9 acres

Mansion, Fixer Upper

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Realtor Information:

Barry Kukowski ¦ Howard Hanna – Clayton ¦ (315) 686-4000


About This 1895 Abandoned Mansion For Sale In Cape Vincent New York

This Carleton Island Villa is on 6.9 acres, has three waterfronts 198′ in front of the Villa, North Bay 287′ and South Bay 330′. The home has not been lived-in in over 70 years. It has a stone foundation and wood frame upper floors have deterioration. There is electricity to the Island and water is taken from the River although there are no utilities connected to the Villa.

The Villa was constructed around 1895 and was used until around 1927. Around the World War Era, contractors were allowed to go in and remove the interior and the doors and windows leaving the Villa to the elements.

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36 Comments

  1. I can’t believe someone… anyone would allow the total devastation to a home that otherwise would have been grand! What a nightmare! I also think it is commanding an overly high price considering what little is left.

    • It is on an island. There is electricity to the island but no utilities. I think that explains why it has been unoccupied and let go. there are no other ways to the island than private boat. Putting in utilities, bringing in materials for repair and all other accommodations would have been prohibitive.

  2. That’s really bad that contractors were allowed to just go in and totally completely destroy it. It would have and could have been restored and turned back to the grand beauty. No one will ever buy it because it will cost a small fortune to refix it up. A sad thing.

  3. I don’t even know if anyone would want to take on that task. I have never been to that area, so don’t know what property values are there, but still, it is such a horrible thing some “contractor” did! That was a piece of history! They might as well just bulldoze the place and put me out of my misery as I can hardly even look at this anymore! They should have been put in front of a firing squad for what they did! Who gives that kind of permission? Was there an owner of this place anywhere to be found?

    • I grew up in this region, have been to the island and fished many, many days right out front of this magnificent mansion. We that grew up there love it, the history and the lore. It belonged to the Pulman family (of the famed Pulman railcars). It’s been vacant and slowly deteriorating and each year more and more is lost to the elements. For anyone to restore now, it would be a labor of love and estimated costs are in rye millions. There are many ppl that live on the island as it’s not that far from the mainland in upstate NY. The island itself is only 5 miles around the entire island.

      It’s truly amazing to see, and imagine it as it was before and what it would be like to restore it.

  4. hi could some one tell me how soon the Titanic mansion will sink . me and a friend drove to Lynnwood hall mansion to look at it and William Elkins Mansion to look at them then we tried to find the white marsh mansion we ended up lost so we ask a government worker for directions this person said that there was a 5 foot sewer pipe put in a park so when the William Elkins and the Lynne wood haul Mansion is torn down there is sewer for the new buildings most houses have a 3 inch sewer pipe for them could some one tell me what kind of building the plan on putting were the William Elkins mansion and the Lynne wood haul mansion is. 5 foot round sewer pipe can take a lot of sewage. I live in Columbus Ohio could some one find and take a picture of the pipe. and can some one tell me how soon the titanic house and the William Elkins house will sink in to the ground like the White marsh mansion we found the White marsh mansion that government worker made a great map. it was sad to see what was left. could you try and save the Wyckoff villa ,Edith Macefield house Lynne wood hall mansion and the William Elkins mansion. can some one tell me how soon the Lynne wood hall mansion will go to the supreme court.

  5. I agree with Beck and Janet wholeheartedly. Just unbelievable at the stupidity of people. But you know what, it seems that everything in this world is based on the bottom line – greed – money. It would costs probably at least a million $ to fix this and maybe more. How very, very sad.

  6. HOW DARE ANY BODY TAKE OUR PAST AWAY LIKE A JOKE AND TOSS IT INTO A PILE OF RUBBLE THEN ASK SUCH A HIGH PRICE TO PAY TO REBUILD IT AGAIN ! Y’ALL WHO THOUGHT THAT THIS IS / WAS RIGHT AUGHT TO BE HORSE WHIPPED ! WHERE AND HOW ARE OUR CHILDREN AND NEXT GENERATIONS GOING TO LEARN THE HISTORICAL FACTS BESIDES IN BOOKS IF YOU CONTINUE TO DESTROY THEIR PAST ??? YOU GREEDY NON CARING PEOPLE WITH YOUR POCKETS LINED WITH CASH HAVE LITTLE TO NO CONCERN, HELL YOU WILL DESTROY THE PAST AND JUST BUILD NEW ANY WAYS, IT IS REALLY TO BAD THAT THE RICH HAVE MORE MONEY THAN THEY WILL EVER NEED YET NEVER PUT A DIME TWARDS SAVING AMERICA’S HISTORICAL PAST . YET THESE FINE AND FEW FOLKS WHO WANT TO CARE AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT CAN’T BECAUSE OF THE
    ASTRONOMICAL PRICE YOU PLACE ON A SOON TO TORN DOWN PILE of ruble or waited till it was too far gone like any sensible thought in your head !REALLY…$500,000 ??? FOR WHAT ?? RUBBLE REMOVAL ?? GET REAL PEOPLE, IF YOU WANT it saved, HUH, I mean SOLD THEN PRICE IT WHERE THE AVERAGE PERSON WHO CARES CAN AND WILL DO SOMETHING BEFORE IT IS AGAIN TOO LATE ! YOU ALMOST HAD A BUYER ! BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME !
    TRUELY, DYER INC.

  7. I am so glad there are others out there that think like I do! Every time I run across this picture of the home, I get sick to my stomach! I wonder why someone didn’t step up to the plate and get that place put on the national register of historic homes before this happened? AND I DO hope that whoever is responsible for this will burn in hell! $500K?!?!! That is ridiculous! Such a horrible waste! I bet it was just magnificent in its day!

    • What occurred in the house is called salvage. If the house has been unoccupied for 70 years, I’m glad someone rescued the architectural details so they could at least be reused and not lost like the rest of the house. I would imagine this era house had stained glass windows and amazing stair rails and moldings. At least they were not left to deteriorate or destroyed by vandals like the remainder of the house. And, sadly, just because a house is on the National Register, it doesn’t mean it can not be razed.

    • It’s the location you’re paying for. If you saw where it’s located and the area it’s in you’d understand. It’s not so much the villa, but the property. It’s truly spectacular.

      • The condition of this house in New York reminds me of what is transpiring in New York, now! Certain politicians have no fear of God. Have no respect for precious unborn, and born babies! I would not want to purchase anything in New York! Really sad that someone destroyed this home, but even more sadder that politicians in New York are destroying precious, defenseless, innocent babies!

  8. As others have said, this will be a money pit to repair up to snuff. With that said, the price is outrageous. Plus no plumbing or electrical. Most of the finer details have been stripped. Could be a beautiful place.

  9. I lived in this area all my life and didn’t even know it existed. It is on Carleton Island in the St Lawrence river. It is one of the 1000 islands situated in the St Lawrence river. I have been around many of the islands but have never been on Carleton. I did some research and believe it is the Wyckoff Villa. The island is 2.8 square miles and has about34 homes on it. It is a beautiful area. The mansion was built by William Wyckoff in1895 who died the day after moving into it. It was briefly held by General Electric which was going to use it as a retreat however those plans were abandoned during world war II. There are other historic homes among the islands. The islands were often called the playgrounds of the rich during the 1920s. Many of the rich people from.NYC came here to play.

  10. It is despicable what has happened to this once beautiful home. I would love to see photographs of the home when it was occupied or even before they raped it. This wasn’t just a house but was a home!!! Your asking price is a laugh’ there isn’t much left to restore.

  11. I would love to restore it!! I, however, am only able to dream of such an adventure. It breaks my heart to see all the grandeur in the USA just left to deteriorate. I think of the privileged people, of their homes, life style….the history and can only imagine what it was like. I for one think it should be preserved. I wonder if there are pictures of the interior before it was stripped. I would love to see them. All said the price is just plain stupid! If one could prove they could restore it, it should be gifted to them for the effort of preservation.

  12. Unfortunately it is to late for restoration. I definitely love this old home and grand architecture of the day. It is certainly a shame to see the deterioration of such a grand building. But to all those who say why didn’t somebody step up to save it or so many others that are disappearing at such an alarming rate, I say STEP UP! and be that savor. It Takes FORTITUDE , PERSEVERANCE and an unwavering commitment. There are plenty of People with money with the same thoughts as you just looking for direction, so turn the computer and tv off roll up your sleeves and get to work.

  13. Whoever decided to pull out pieces from this house should have torn it down! I love old homes! But it would be so expensive to repair if it is even worth it! Take it away and build several homes. It can be a place for more people can enjoy the land! And then we can see the beauty of this property with new architecture.

  14. It is so sad that this home wasn’t taken care of and restored for it’s history and it’s owner. The Winchester house in California is a money maker and this could have been also.

  15. Yes, Gayle, you are correct. The first time I commented on this, I have been tormented with other comments with people saying the same things. It really tears my heart out that this could have been allowed. Now, I still get haunted with more comments. I wish they would finally just tear down the rest of it as there is absolutely nothing remaining but rubble.

  16. It tears my heart apart to see this phenomenal home fall to the elements. But what is even worse are all the post of people enraged with no one buying it and bringing it back to its original beauty. Why don’t these enraged people do something about it instead of just voicing their rage?

  17. gosh, clean the space, remove all superfluous material, strengthen and then refinish in a highly modernist, straight edge, steel, glass and wood, energy efficient

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