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Can I Interest you in Some Really Creepy Real Estate?
04-04-2012, 05:36 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:Carleton Island Villa
Location: Point of Carleton Island, New York
Price: $495,000
Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: N/A
Square Footage: 5,000

This once-grand Gilded Age villa of the Thousand Islands was constructed in the 1890s for William O. Wyckoff, a tycoon who marketed Remington typewriters. His wife died the month before he moved in, and Wyckoff is said to have died of a heart attack on his first night in this mansion in 1895.
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uhoh.gif Um, no thanks. Holy shit, I wouldn't want to be in that place in the day. I used to have nightmares about being in places like that as a kid.


04-04-2012, 05:38 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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It's somewhat spooky yes. uhoh.gif
04-04-2012, 05:55 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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That's a pricy fucking yard. Especially when you consider that the house will have to be demolished and the debris shiped out.

I'd love to take pics of the place, but I'll pass on making an offer.


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04-04-2012, 05:57 PM #4
Upāsaka Member
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But does it have a bar?
04-04-2012, 06:03 PM #5
yankees skier
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Looks like a "fixer upper"chuckle.gif

04-04-2012, 06:07 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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(04-04-2012, 05:57 PM)Prometheus Wrote:  İmage

But does it have a bar?


04-04-2012, 06:36 PM #7
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Wow that's COOL!!! blink.gif what a rotten old magnificent place. Hope it gets restored.
04-04-2012, 09:21 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Don't know how restorable it would actually be, right now it's got I'm moldy written all over it.


04-04-2012, 09:39 PM #9
The Barking Dead Member
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How they haven't condemned it and tore it down is beyond me. Maybe it's the historic status? This place is not going to be purchased any time soon but it's in a pretty good area though. chuckle.gif
08-17-2012, 03:21 AM #10
CarletonVilla Member
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The carleton island villa was an awesome home.. It's not haunted the reason it stands the way it does is because when the depression hit in the 20's the family sold the home. General Electic bought the whole island and planned on making it a golf resort, and there for start razing the house. They let people go in and take the windows and doors even floorboards, But then the war began and all construction and razing on the island was stopped. The home was sold again but noone done anything with it so it had sat vacant and opened to the elements for the last 70 years. I'd like to see a mansion built these days withstand the weather they get up in n.y with no wondows and doors. It wouldn't even last 20 years. The Villa while it looks like it should be condemned the structure itself is stable as noted by the late architect Paul Malo who had inspected the home a few times and there was another guy who had inspected it for a potential buyer just 2 years ago, the only reason the purchase fell through was because of a dispute with the current owners over price. The home was built directly onto the bedrock and was built with only the finest materials. Sorry to disappoint but this house is not haunted. While Mr William O Wyckoff did die there and rumors on the internet will have you believe it was his first night there that is not true.
08-17-2012, 07:59 AM #11
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
$495k? Doesn't seem like much, it's a gorgeous piece of land and the building itself is sound. Would sure take a lot to restore though. What a shame.
08-17-2012, 02:56 PM #12
smart-ass Member
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great place for the wife and kds they always wanted a winter get a way

Beware of the booger eater he'snot full uhoh.gif
08-17-2012, 03:30 PM #13
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lmao.gif I guess you wont be taking a holiday with 'em eh?



08-17-2012, 04:30 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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"The Villa while it looks like it should be condemned the structure itself is stable as noted by the late architect Paul Malo who had inspected the home a few times and there was another guy who had inspected it for a potential buyer just 2 years ago, the only reason the purchase fell through was because of a dispute with the current owners over price."

That was my first impression to that it sure looks stable, but the pricetag is too hefty for sure.
08-17-2012, 09:14 PM #15
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The money it would take for restoration is mind boggling, it's probably in the local historical registry, so no one who bought it could tear it down and build something else.
It's a beautiful place though.




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