Historic Canadian Abandoned Mansion


Historic Canadian Abandoned Mansion

Before we get to this location, we need to discuss the term “abandoned” and the true state of some places I visit.

I (and others) use the word abandoned as a blanket term,it’s just easier that way.

It’s obvious that not every place I explore is actually abandoned….but what I can guarantee you is that they are all empty, vacant, unused or unoccupied/uninhabited.

Some of my locations are stuck in estate/legal limbo, some are owned by a bank or a holding company. Some are owned by a real estate developer holding onto the land for a future development. Others are possibly awaiting permits and legal proceedings to be repurposed, redeveloped, demolished etc for a different use in the future.

When I scout, I have certain criteria that I am looking for. If a found location seems to meet those criteria, I will explore it and do some further research once I get home.

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Here we have almost a mansion…yes I would call this a mansion, a large historic home on a very large and historic piece of property that meets one or two of the descriptions above, but I won’t tell you which ones.
I couldn’t even try and tell you how many rooms this house had or how many bathrooms it had. The place was huge and beautiful.
No contents inside, no beds or couches…just room after room after room!!

TEASER VIDEO




The land that this now vacant mansion lives on dates back the time when Upper Canada was about to come into existence.  At a time when land grants had been abused and given to those with privilege and family interest, the rules had been changed and grants were given to those who were innovators and businessmen agreeing to settle in the towns to grow and improve them.

Built in the late 1800’s as a wedding gift from a brother to his sister after she married a decorated military colonel, this charming frame house was originally used as a summer residence by the couple.

Having been used over the years as a summer residence, to a permanent residence, a seasonal educational facility and more, the future of this home is now up in the air pending a development proposal for the property.

Built in the colonial revival style the three bay residence has a large front porch and balcony, multiple bedrooms, fireplaces and two large sunrooms/solariums.

 

Part 1 – The Discovery




 

Part 2 – Return with Carlo Paolozza and RiddimRyder

 

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Here I am (obviously) at the top of the main stairway with tacky flowey wallpaper and a green carpet running up the stairs and around the second level hallway.

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Here is the view from the main foyer at the bottom of the stairs.

 

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Apparently this room is called a Loggia?
“A gallery or room with one or more open sides, especially one that forms part of a house and has one side open to the garden.”
PS – The tree is plastic