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The Shattuck Estate

Sorry for posting twice in a row, but this topic came up during the NY meetup regarding interesting places for a steampunk photoshoot. I mentioned the Shattuck Estate, which is an old abandoned mansion out in Long Island. I have been there before but not for a photoshoot. I think it would be a great place, although a car is required to get there.

Here are a few of my pictures from earlier this year.

And some more photos here: http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n152/DreamShadows/shattuck/
The place is probably a lot more beautiful now in the summer. But considering I have a tiny car (2-door Hyndai) I can't exactly plan a photoshoot, not to mention that since it's an abandoned house not everyone will want to wear their costumes inside and plans can easily get messed up. However if anyone at all is interested in the place, feel free to PM me.



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Jul. 14th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
I wish places like that were abandoned here in England. You could probably buy that whole place outright for less than you could buy a lease on a single bedroom flat here.
Look at it! Two garages, tonnes of rooms for your victims guests, looks like workshop space and a veranda perfect for despotic monologues.
Jul. 14th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
That would be a great fixer-upper house for anyone who bought it.
I bet you could take some very nice photos there with a lighting change. Oh and props! Even that little balcony would be awesome for a photo. What al place!
Jul. 14th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
ooooh--that place is fabulous, i LOVE the stairway (altho i'd be leery of the balcony)!

[not to be a total killjoy, but can i request a reduction of the teaser photo to the usual 400 px wide or less, or a full cut? it's making a bit of a mess of my friends page. =(]
Jul. 14th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
Sure thing, I just put under cut, no worries!
Jul. 14th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
thank you so much! =)
Jul. 14th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
Oooh, spooky! What a great location. I love exploring abandoned places. If we could get out there, looks like a great place for a photo shoot but I don't know anyone who drives...
Jul. 14th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of the house in the Dr. Who Episode "Blink" one of my favorites! Of course, that may just be because of the light and the garden.
Jul. 14th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
It does look like that house! That's one of my favorite episodes, too. Let's hope there are no weeping angels there!
Jul. 14th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous place! Just needs a little TLC....

I would be careful, however, not to get hurt or caught in there...could be a legal nightmare!

The staircase is fabulous, as well as that fireplace. You can bet, even in it's present state of decay, that it would be worth a "pretty penny" if it were up for sale....the grounds alone would command a high price. Any idea how many acres it's on?
Jul. 14th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
The grounds are -huge- about 5 times more then what's seen there, all wooded area and a very very long driveway. The entire grounds are the size of a small city block I'd say.
Jul. 14th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
wow... beautiful potential there... just makes me wonder why it's been allowed to fall into such disrepair.
Jul. 14th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
Shattuck Estate
i found this googling
"The ruckus they stirred up convinced the county to shelve its plans to develop the property, and even though other building proposals have surfaced over the years, today the estate, known as Manetto Hills Park, is the nature preserve Ross had envisioned."
Jul. 15th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
Re: Shattuck Estate
...ah, well there you go. intentionally left to rot, it seems. right then.
May. 27th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
I grew up in that house. I spent 17 years of my life in that house, and to see pictures of it on here is upsetting. I know my comment probably means nothing, but the house I lived in for 17 years shown on here for anyone to see bothers me.
Sep. 15th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
Shattuck House
This mansion belonged to my great-great uncle Edwin Shattuck. I had no idea the property was now a nature preserve. I have such mixed feelings about this. I was there once when my uncle died. It is huge and I remember that stairway so well. I was 8, it was 1962 and it was the fall. That stairway has a lift on it. That's the chair you see. It used to take my uncle and his wife upstairs. He lived to be 90 something. The dining room had a table in it that sat at least 50 people. I have many things that used to live in that house today. I'm sad to see it so broken down. It was amazing in its prime. Thank you for taking the pictures. You've made me want to visit it and share the history with my daughter.
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