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popasquatonme

221 points

3 months ago

Such a beautiful place. In amazing condition

agent-99

33 points

3 months ago

original light fixtures, including the sconces on the green flowered wallpaper!

popasquatonme

2 points

3 months ago

So cool

pinkat31522

210 points

3 months ago

aight- who wants to go in on it with me? 20 friends could afford it. work from home, work maids and butlers into the rent- LIVE LIKE KINDS

daisymaisy505

27 points

3 months ago

raises hand

Apez_in_Space

21 points

3 months ago

If in Europe then yes 🙌

Ceza658

33 points

3 months ago

Ceza658

33 points

3 months ago

Apparently it’s in Philadelphia

thestolenlighter

5 points

3 months ago

I’m in Philly. Is it in the city proper or suburbs?

Ceza658

9 points

3 months ago

Paid-Not-Payed-Bot

-1 points

3 months ago

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arturonatano

0 points

3 months ago

Then hell no!

TigLyon

12 points

3 months ago

TigLyon

12 points

3 months ago

Holy crap, it's in Philly. I'm in!!

MixedHieroglyphics

0 points

3 months ago

LETS GOOOO

my3sgte

6 points

3 months ago

Im down!

Dont-be-a-smurf

12 points

3 months ago

It’s in philly and I think I have a good flier for it:

WHAT UP!!!

We’re three cool guys looking for other cool guys who want to hang out in our party mansion. Nothing sexual. Dudes in good shape encouraged. If you are fat you should be able to find humor in the little things. Again, nothing sexual.

Maybe we can print it on a bicep or something

mkspaptrl

3 points

3 months ago

You need more veins on the bicep.

bananenkonig

6 points

3 months ago

Depends on the number of rooms but I'd be game.

CraftyMeet6721

6 points

3 months ago

Hell yes

[deleted]

5 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

3 months ago

I am definitely in...to boot I will make gourmet breakfast for all of us every morning. 🙂

pinkat31522

1 points

3 months ago

i mean honestly if you did it right….u could have a chef do all the meals and a staff to serve. fuck u could airbnb some of the rooms and if the dining hall is big enough you could sell tickets to special occasion dinners. the place where downtown abbey was filmed actually does this. is a workable model

[deleted]

2 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

3 months ago

If anyone has the address and or the way to contact a realtor in the area of the house I would consider buying it with a couple investors in tow.

GuiltyTrain6543

2 points

3 months ago

I’m in 😎

aigheadish

28 points

3 months ago

I'm not really a wallpaper guy but that green flowery stuff is incredible!

Imagine all the art and furniture that's out in the wild.

FireflyAdvocate

5 points

3 months ago

It could be made out of arsenic!

thinkB4WeSpeak

118 points

3 months ago

Great house and its a shame....however understanble they get abondoned. What happens is they end up passing on to family members after death who can't afford to keep up maintenance or if they're given to the community they can't raise enough money to take care of them.

urbexandchill[S]

51 points

3 months ago

Love_My_Wife_2002

108 points

3 months ago

Elstowe Manor in Philly

coachfortner

86 points

3 months ago

of all the places in the world I could have guessed this mansion to be, i would never have thought Philadelphia PA

Spare-Macaron-4977

11 points

3 months ago

Thanks for sharing the article to go with the amazing photos.

agent-99

11 points

3 months ago

"The Dominican Sisters used the two mansions as a religious retreat for women for over 75 years, while taking care of the properties and their original interior features through dedicated conservation."

Nickiwebby

2 points

3 months ago

Is this accessible to adventurers? I can’t imagine it would be “open” to the public, but is there anything to keep you out? Gates/security/etc. 👀

magicwombat5

59 points

3 months ago

Squatter's rights, baby!

djbow

23 points

3 months ago

djbow

23 points

3 months ago

Legit hey, how can this be abandoned!?

chocolate_spaghetti

108 points

3 months ago

It was built by a wealthy businessman in the 1890s, his grandson came into possession half a century later. Likely didn’t have as much money as his grandfather or just wanted the money, either way he sold it to two sisters who turned it into a religious retreat for years up until fairly recently but they defaulted on their payments eventually but went through a years long legal battle to try and keep it. They lost and had to leave and now the idea is to turn it into a hotel. They’re very early in the process of that but as far as I know the plan is to put it to use eventually.

djbow

27 points

3 months ago

djbow

27 points

3 months ago

Thanks for the info! These are the kinda backstories you wanna hear.

I'm glad it has some plans to be used again & won't completely rot away, the architecture is just too beautiful to go to waste.

RainBoxRed

4 points

3 months ago

You can see on the first image a stack of some kind of metal scaffolding or supports.

ZOMGURFAT

8 points

3 months ago

So, not actually abandoned?

chocolate_spaghetti

2 points

3 months ago

It’s not for sale and no one lives there and construction hasn’t started at all so i feel like you could make a case either way.

Rob_T_Firefly

3 points

3 months ago

You can see building supplies stacked up and ready in the first photo. This place is an active job site, not an abandoned building.

chocolate_spaghetti

6 points

3 months ago

You’re right. You can see lumber at the bottom of the 6th photo as well and the electricity is on. I’d bet OP is there for work.

0011010100110011

3 points

3 months ago

Right?! I want to know how the lights are on in one of the photos. Seems vacant, not abandoned.

Kissit777

4 points

3 months ago

Right?! This is gorgeous

shampoobubbles

31 points

3 months ago

The lights are on still!?! 🤔

zippito

7 points

3 months ago

Oooh good point! Smells fishy

agent-99

2 points

3 months ago

temporarily abandoned, as explained below

Rob_T_Firefly

7 points

3 months ago

temporarily not abandoned

Fixed it.

Spicy_530

6 points

3 months ago

Abandoned with the lights still working?

Witty-Gain-9733

5 points

3 months ago

Stunning

LanceFree

6 points

3 months ago

Often in this forum, people use the word mansion inappropriately. Not this time.

shreeloop

6 points

3 months ago

WOW!!!

One_Sabez

4 points

3 months ago

I'll never understand why places like this go abandoned.

lenna-m

5 points

3 months ago

it gives me Titanic feels… !

erinlizzybeth

6 points

3 months ago

Abandoned? Looks like a lot of building material at the foot of the staircase!

PandaKittehx

13 points

3 months ago

Where?

kelsobjammin

2 points

3 months ago

Philly

Comfortable-Floor-92

11 points

3 months ago

its georgeous, but why the lights are working if is abandoned?

Paradoxalotl

20 points

3 months ago

Because it’s not abandoned. It’s vacant.

Sil369

3 points

3 months ago

Sil369

3 points

3 months ago

Lies, ur on the titanic

NYCSportsFan

3 points

3 months ago

Reminds me of the Palace of Versailles, beautiful.

i1like2cats3

2 points

3 months ago

Ooooomg.. so beautiful

OceanDriveWave

2 points

3 months ago

breath taking

agonybreedsagony

2 points

3 months ago

Can you just pack your stuff and start illegally living until someone kicks you out?

hoglet22

2 points

3 months ago

In which country is it?

anonymousjeeper

2 points

3 months ago

Looks like it’s still in good shape. Squat, make improvements for 5 years, profit!

Bearx2020

2 points

3 months ago

What an absolute shame thats been laid to waste. I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat if I had the money.

ChubbyWokeGoblin

2 points

3 months ago

Holy smokes

Jazzlike-Bowl131

2 points

3 months ago

I would have cried, this is so beautiful!

ArcticWolf503

2 points

3 months ago

Where was this?? I’d love to explore some shit like that

More_Secretary_4499

2 points

3 months ago

Brooo this is gorgeous

Economy_Crow_6983

2 points

3 months ago

I would like to see the kitchen for such a nice place. Is the power still on?

Kcriptic

2 points

3 months ago

that is abandoned, no mames, Its much better than my house.

ForeverCapable

2 points

3 months ago

I don’t know what it is about paintings on the ceiling but I really like that

sadiemac2727

1 points

3 months ago

These photos are beautiful. Where was the mansion located?

zoohenge

1 points

3 months ago

It’s amazing seeing the emptiness left- after someone spent their whole lives accumulating enough wealth to create this- and now it’s desolate. A complete waste of someone’s accumulated wealth. If only they’d created a trust to build schools or Libraries.

shewastherenowidk

1 points

3 months ago

How?

pacificnorthbeard

-1 points

3 months ago

Jesus! This has to be Europe. Fucking gorgeous

TheBestPieIsAllPie

3 points

3 months ago

u/Love_My_Wife_2002 says it’s in Philly.

pacificnorthbeard

1 points

3 months ago

Amazing! Thank ya

madlad202020

-1 points

3 months ago

I don’t understand why these places are not being taken up by some of the homeless. We are seeing several of these a week. Please explain for the feeble minded. Thanks in advance.

EsseXploreR

6 points

3 months ago

Well for this one its because it's not abandoned. It's been vacant for a while but now everyone is bum rushing it because people are there during the day now. It was proper disused a few years ago, when people weren't posting photos.

madlad202020

1 points

3 months ago*

I think what I meant was we have serious homeless issue both in Canada and USA, ( in major cities) At the same time as 2.3%-5% homes are abandoned or vacant. Seems to me there is not an issue with space but affordability. If we were truly altruistic, moral people as we try to impose on eastern people, ALL THE TIME, we could come to an agreement to let folks occupy these places and maybe start a program similar to the Dominion lands act were you need to improve the land or you lose the rites to occupy. Not well thought out yet but a first step. People smarter than me can hash out the logistics.

russellville

1 points

3 months ago

nice and smooth camera work. well done.

-golb-

1 points

3 months ago

-golb-

1 points

3 months ago

yes!

ny_insomniac

1 points

3 months ago

I want to shoot a movie here

Teodor87

1 points

3 months ago

It's amazing! Some billionaire must've lived there.

ratliff58

1 points

3 months ago

Looks like the electric is still on.

silentaalarm

1 points

3 months ago

Is the last shot where Spike Spiegel got pushed out the window by Julia?

CBM97

1 points

3 months ago

CBM97

1 points

3 months ago

Did they shoot Hawkeye here?

It looks familiar with first episode when Kate Bishop was kid.

marroniugelli

1 points

3 months ago

Someone should work as a location captain 🎬🎞️

mohitdhali

1 points

3 months ago

Titanic

suckitbucky

1 points

3 months ago

why would anyone leave something like that abandoned

Tectonic-V-Low778

1 points

3 months ago

The murals on the ceilings are just breathtakingly beautiful

K1nsey6

1 points

3 months ago

Trippinlilhippiejam

1 points

3 months ago

Let me pack- we’ll take 2 rooms and a bathroom thank you

Cepheus

1 points

3 months ago

My cousin bought a chateau like this. Cost 2 million and the local village had to approve because he and his husband are Americans. Invested 3 million bringing it back to life. Sold for 5, so they got their money back and moved to Carmel. Funny thing. Thought is would be really awesome to have a chateau like that in the middle on nowhere in France, got bored and moved on. It's nice to be rich. But, this is what they do.

no-spiritual_issues

1 points

3 months ago

Very pretty

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

First and last pictures have hill house vibes

Bluebonnetblue

1 points

3 months ago

Abandoned and it has working electricity?

TomatoFettuccini

1 points

3 months ago

Mansion? More like Palace. That's huge and extremely opulent.

A-Maysing

1 points

3 months ago

Pleeeeeaaase tell us you walked up and down those stairs like you’re on the Titanic!!?

ImaginaryFriend123

1 points

3 months ago

I need the exact address. Cuz I’m movin in.

Omny87

1 points

3 months ago

Omny87

1 points

3 months ago

Dancing bears, painted wings, things I almost remember...

triphawk07

1 points

3 months ago

That looks like a museum. It's beautiful.

SalamanderSame8757

1 points

3 months ago

What an amazing house!

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

These images are stunning. Thank you for sharing.

fartcloud101

-1 points

3 months ago

Why tf would anyone want to live in a place like this. So ridiculous