This sad, neglected beauty is located on Carleton Island, New York in the Thousand Island area of the St. Lawrence River.
Carleton Island Villa was built in 1894-5 for William O. Wyckoff – a wealthy American entrepreneur who made his fortune selling Remington typewriters.
Ironically, Mr. Wyckoff never really got to live in the extravagant house he had built. He died his first night in the mansion on July 7, 1895 of a massive heart attack. His wife predeceased him by one month (from cancer).
You just can’t make this stuff up.
One of Wyckoff’s adult sons inherited the mansion after his father died.
Today, Carleton Island Villa has not been lived in for over 60 years. Neglect and the weather have taken their toll and the historic home is a shell of her former (once lovely) self.