The Weird Truth Behind This Abandoned Mansion Revealed In 12 Photos

Photographer and urban explorer Bryan Sansivero recently shot dozens of photos in an abandoned mansion and shared them with the web. Readers loved guessing the stories behind the images, but nobody was sure of the estate’s true history—until now.

The most shocking truth about this beautifully broken structure is that somebody actually owns it. Yep, it’s not truly abandoned—more like entirely ignored. These photos catalog the weird toys, antique decor, and peculiar objects scattered throughout the 60 rooms.

This mansion was once a grand sight, but decades of neglect have turned it into an eyesore. Read on to learn more.

 

12. Bogheid Mansion, Built In 1938

001-12-bogheid-mansion-built-in-1938-00efa8f9b4457d40b82329bb25955e4fBogheid Mansion was built in the 1930s in Glen Cove, New York, on the shores of Long Island. The estate was constructed for Helen Porter Pryibil, the daughter of William Porter, a partner of J.P. Morgan.

The mansion boasted 60 rooms—12 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, 17 fireplaces, a bowling alley, and a tennis court. It sits on six acres of land with a view of the Long Island Sound.

According to the New York Times, Mrs. Pryibil sold the estate to the City of Glen Cove in 1959 for $325,000. The city turned that land into a golf course while Mrs. Pryibil continued to reside in the home until her death in 1969.

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