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Historic House Listings

Wow! Carleton Island home in New York! Circa 1895. Seven acres. $495,000

January 26, 2019

Wow! This is a total rehab, but just imagine how this could look! It has been vacant for 70 years! Located on Carleton Island in Cape Vincent, New York. Wyckoff Villa was built in 1895 by William Wyckoff. He was a sales agent for E. Remington and Sons, who later formed the Standard Typewriter Manufacturing Company. It was designed by William Henry Miller. The 15,000 square foot mansion is located on 6.9 acres. It is a Richardsonian Romanesque Tudor Revival. Wyckoff died one day after moving into the villa. The property was briefly held by General Electric. They wanted to use it as a corporate retreat. The plans were abandoned during World War II. The removal of windows and doors during the war left it open to the elements. Thanks to Brittany Criss for alerting me to this one! Eleven bedrooms and 15,000 square feet. $495,000

From the Realtor.com listing:

 

This Carleton Island Villa is on 6.9 acres, has three waterfronts 198′ in front of the Villa, North Bay 287′ and South Bay 330′. The home has not been lived-in in over 70 years. It has a stone foundation and wood frame upper floors have deterioration. There is electricity to the Island and water is taken from the River although there are no utilities connected to the Villa. The Villa was constructed around 1895 and was used until around 1927. Around the World War Era, contractors were allowed to go in and remove the interior and the doors and windows leaving the Villa to the elements.

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