Abandoned Mansions That Cost An Absurd Amount Of Money

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#1  Million-dollar homes that have been abandoned

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Some of the most expensive homes in the world, including royal residences, presidential vacation homes, and expansive manor houses, have been abandoned by their owners and left to languish. But what caused their decline in a reputation? We explore the mystery surrounding the abandonment of some of the most opulent abandoned mansions in the world.

#2  abandoned palazzo in Malta

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You can locate a hauntingly gorgeous building that has seen better days over in the city of “ebbu” Malta. Despite the fact that this historic palazzo has been abandoned for a long time, Sotheby’s International Realty, which is trying to sell it for a cool $5.3 million (£3.8m), reports that it is structurally intact.

#3  abandoned palazzo in Malta

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The residence sits on a 0.74-acre site and has nine wells, a gorgeous walled garden, 300 orange trees, and well-groomed flowerbeds. 5,382 square feet of interior living space display the fascinating past of the structure.

#4  abandoned palazzo in Malta

Sotheby’s International Realty

Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc, the 70th Prince and Grand Master of the Order of St. John and a member of the powerful and affluent Rohan family of France, had the property constructed as a hunting lodge in the 18th century.

#5  abandoned palazzo in Malta

Sotheby’s International Realty

You can immediately tell how much money Emmanuel invested in the area as soon as you step into the property. It is easy to imagine how dramatic and big this entrance hall would’ve been in its prime because the palazzo’s opulent interior is still visible despite its dilapidated condition.

#6  abandoned palazzo in Malta

Sotheby’s International Realty

This abandoned mansion has many lovely features, such its beautifully tiled floor and delicately carved columns. The house has a total of 15 opulent rooms, six of which are bedrooms.

#7  abandoned palazzo in Malta

Sotheby’s International Realty

Many of the interior rooms feature vaulted ceilings, elaborate fireplaces, and arches; other rooms open to a well-lit internal courtyard. Four 15-foot-tall statues representing the four seasons can be seen in the banquet hall, along with historic stone stairways, an antique living room, and a lovely cellar. We Don’t know why the palazzo was abandoned, but we believe it's time for it to be revived.

#8  London, UK’s Billionaires Row

Glentree Estates

One of the wealthiest and most contentious streets in London is Bishops Avenue, commonly known as Billionaires’ Row. A third of the mansions along the renowned avenue in Hampstead has been abandoned, and many of them are in a state of disrepair. These opulent residences, which are largely owned by foreign investors who keep their homes unoccupied, are currently in a pitiful condition of repair.

#9  London, UK’s Billionaires Row

Glentree Estates

Despite being some of the most valuable residences in Britain, many of the 66 mansions on Billionaires’ Row were constructed in the late 1970s, and large portions of them appear to have been left to rot. As the most expensive house ever sold in the UK at the time, Toprak Mansion on Bishops Avenue set a new record in 2008. The estate was sold for £50 million ($69 million).

#10  London, UK’s Billionaires Row

Glentree Estates

This barren hallway, which was discovered by the explorers Beyond the Point, is in disrepair and has a caved-in roof that has allowed the elements to enter. But it’s simple to see remnants of the home’s past splendor, like the gold banister and stained-glass windows in this vast corridor.

#11  London, UK’s Billionaires Row

Glentree Estates

Even though it would seem impossible, some of the houses have been abandoned for more than 25 years. With an ashtray still resting on the rattan table and stacks of worn-out magazines, this conservatory presents the impression that the owners have simply upped and departed. Developer Anil Varma, who owns a house on this notorious street, has named Bishops Avenue “one of the most costly wastelands in the world”

#12  London, UK’s Billionaires Row

Glentree Estates

One of the more opulent residences on the neighborhood was apparently rented by Justin Bieber in2016 for a staggering $150,000 (£108k) per month. What was once the best neighborhood in London is now a street full of wasteful ruinous houses that are estimated to be worth $485 million (£350 million).

#13  Selma Mansion, USA, Virginia

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This magnificent 1700s-era plantation mansion in Leesburg, Virginia, is situated on 212 acres. Elijah Brokenborough White, the home’s previous owner, renovated the mansion in 1902 in a Colonial Revival style. To decorate the rooms, which are renowned for their exquisite paneling, he sought out the most illustrious craftsmen he could find.

#14  Selma Mansion, USA, Virginia

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One of the country’s earliest intercom systems was installed in the 20-room mansion. White was affluent enough to keep the exquisite neo-classical property in immaculate condition and to breed champion racehorses at the estate. The estate hosted lavish balls and supper parties during its heyday in the 1920s, which attracted prominent local figures and other VIPs.

#15  Selma Mansion, USA, Virginia

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Jane Elizabeth White received the house as an inheritance following White’s passing. She passed away there in 1970. The Epperson family received Selma Mansion after it was left to them, and they used it for weddings. In 1999, a new owner took over the property when Dutch entrepreneur Peter J. ter Maaten bought it.

#16  Selma Mansion, USA, Virginia

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In the early 2000s, Maarten essentially abandoned the property. Selma Mansion began to disintegrate when it was left to the elements. The deteriorating home was gradually taken over by nature, while vandals targeted the interior. These old images from that time period demonstrate how historical elements were destroyed or taken, and how some of the roofs fell in.

#17  Selma Mansion, USA, Virginia

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Selma Mansion was beyond repair by 2009. The house was listed by Preservation Virginia as one of the most endangered historic properties in the state and is in desperate need of restoration or at the very least, basic remedial work to save the building and fix the leaky roof. For the following seven years, Selma Mansion remained on the endangered species list.

#18  Selma Mansion, USA, Virginia

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Local citizen Sharon Virts saw the house on the list in 2016 and made a commitment to acquire and renovate it. Virts and her husband Scott Miller delighted environmentalists by convincing Maaten to sell, and they were successful in obtaining the house for $1.2 million (£866k). Selma Mansion was saved from destruction and is currently being brought back to its previous splendor.

#19  America’s Thomas-Clay House in Georgia

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This abandoned majestic estate in Augusta, Georgia, dates back to the 1890s and has a fascinating past. The expansive property, which has eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, may have lost some of its luster from its historic prime when it was the center of high society life, but its status is still clear.

#20  America’s Thomas-Clay House in Georgia

Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate / Luxury Portfolio International

The 27th President of the United States, William Howard Taft, is rumored to have resided in the abandoned American mansion on a frequent basis in the early 20th century. It’s not difficult to picture the mansion’s previous magnificence despite the dusty floors and gloomy woodwork. From the stunning leaded windows and intricate paneling to the Art Nouveau-inspired glass light fixtures, this reception area is nothing short of amazing.


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