A nearly completed 30,000-square-foot mansion sits abandoned — but remains full of luxury items, according to two urban explorers who recently took a tour.
“The man who built this mansion was very accomplished, graduating from one of the nation’s finest medical schools. He became a surgeon, a father-of-four, and even a recreational pilot,” explained Abbott, who goes by JeremyXplores.
He did not reveal the location of the mega-mansion, nor the family’s identity, for privacy purposes. He did report the man had medical offices in the area — and in 2006, decided to spoil his family with a $10.5 million oasis.
But while the home was still under construction, the man and one son reportedly died in a plane crash. This left his wife and three surviving kids with no financial support, as he had allegedly failed to pay his life insurance premium prior to his death.
The vloggers claim the family still owed $8 million on the mansion, not to mention the $50,000 monthly payments, so the remaining relatives were forced to vacate their dream home.
BigBankz added that “a foreigner” lived in the house until 2015, when he reportedly returned to his native country and stopped paying taxes on it.
Abbott alleged pricey valuables were left behind on the property, which boasts an indoor pool, outdoor sports complex, four-car garage, mahogany library and elevator.
Three cars were discovered: a Mercedes Benz, a Volkswagen Beetle and a Land Rover.
The eeriest sights include an “at least 12-foot” sparsely decorated Christmas tree in the living area, as well as bottles of water in the refrigerator. The explorers theorized a homeless person had “escaped out the window” upon their arrival.
“The strangest things I found inside weren’t the luxury cars, the lush furniture, or even the flat-screen TVs,” Abbott said. “What I found so strange to be inside were the small items, like the designer clothes with the tags still on, or the Dior shoes in the closet, or perhaps the jewelry and mounds of expensive makeup in the bathroom.”
Abbott continued: “It makes no sense to me why these things were left behind, as they could have easily been packed up and transported out of the home whenever the family left.”
Abbott said he stumbled across the villa while searching Google for rumored abandoned mansions in the area.
While the 11-hour exploration made for a memorable experience and even better content, Abbott said his expedition quickly shifted from excitement to sadness and “reverence for the family who had lived there and watched their dreams come crashing down along with the plane that killed their father and his son.”
“The insurmountable waste that people produce, and the amount of resources that are abandoned every day is mind-boggling. This house is an excellent example of this,” Abbott concluded.
“People generally have the same reaction as I did when I first discovered this mega-mansion — they respond in absolute amazement and at the same time, sadness for the family and the home that has begun to be consumed by nature.”
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.