Lifestyle: 10 abandoned mansions around the world that likely used to be worth millions

After the youngest brother was forced to leave the home in poverty, it was turned into a hotel until 1942, when it was destroyed by a fire. In the 1970s, the state of Missouri bought the property and did some restoration work, but the former mansion remains largely in ruins.

Some of the most expensive and lavish homes ever built have fallen into disrepair after being abandoned for various and often tragic reasons. From a villa that's been empty for 70 years on an island in New York to a Gothic manor in Scotland, here are 10 abandoned mansions around the world.

Andrea M. Parisi

  • Even the most expensive, extravagant homes can fall into disrepair without proper care.
  • These mansions were likely worth the equivalent of millions of dollars when they were built.
  • Years later, they sit abandoned in varying states of deterioration.

When they were built, these lavish homes were likely worth today's equivalent of millions of dollars. Now, they're falling apart.

From a villa that's been sitting empty for 70 years on an island in upstate New York to a Gothic manor in Scotland, here are 10 abandoned mansions around the world that were once worth millions of dollars.

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