Category: Mansions & Luxury

Hot Tub Time Machine House

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Technology is making it easier to find abandoned properties. With Google Satellite view for example, one can scout out remote buildings, overgrown yards and derelict vehicles. This house is an example of how technology can be used to seek out new places. It stands out from its neighbours with a slightly dirtier driveway and an overgrown tennis court out back. The house has an attached three car garage. Many of the floors are hard wood and the dining room features French doors. In the basement you’ll discover a unique bar, and a hot tub. The electricity works, for now –…


London, Ontario Isolated Farm House

Exploring London Ontario Rural Farm House

This location was discovered in London, Ontario by an explorer named Finz who posted photos of it in 2014. At the time, the house had been hidden away in a forested area which had recently been cleared of trees. We spoke to the real estate company who was developing the area and they confirmed that the property wouldn’t be demolished. Furthermore the realtor granted us permission to explore the property and to take photographs. Some of you might feel this isn’t ‘urban exploring’ but the alternative was to wait until someone broke in and potentially trashed the place. In September…


Beautiful Country Living House

Country Living House

This house was built by a family who moved to the area shortly after the American Revolution (they were United empire loyalists from New York State). The back part where the kitchen is was the first part built and the front Georgian style section a couple decades later. The land was taken from a small Native tribe who were forced into labour by the original home builders, as there was a brick factory behind the house (the house was made entirely out of bricks built on the property and we used to find arrowheads all over the back yard. The…


Potatoe Farmer’s Time Capsule House

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This beautiful time capsule is deceiving to look at. From the exterior it’s entirely boarded up – including the doors. You’d expect the inside to be quite dark, and boring. However by crawling through a small hole, we found ourselves in what is undoubtedly one of the best time capsules Ontario has to offer. The power is on, a dehumidifier works away in the basement removing moisture. The bedrooms contain quilted beds made up as if the owners will be back at any time. The man who owns this house, rents the land out for farming purposes. He’s a jewelry…


Splendida Dimora Mansion

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At the time of my visit to this beautiful mansion in the Caledon area, this house was vacant. The start of my journey took a downward spiral as I slipped and fell in the muddy puddle at the start of the driveway. After wiping off my lens, I made my way to this house. It did not disappoint. There’s a three car garage, guest house and the main house which appears to have had extensions built onto it. The interior had three fire places and a winding staircase. Last I heard, the house was being lived in again. These photos…


Everything Under Wraps Mansion

Untouched Mansion in Ontario

This location was a bit of a mystery. Inside, the furnishings had been wrapped up with tarps as if painting were taking place. The front entrance showed signs of water damage. This location has more of a lived-in feeling than of being abandoned. None the less, it was a fascinating property to urban explore.


$3.2 Million Ontario Real Estate

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Just to be clear, this property isn’t abandoned. It’s for sale. And yes, we urban explored it 🙂 The house features a three car garage, four bedrooms, loft above the garage. The dining room has oak paneling, oak doors, wainscoting and a custom oak staircase. The entrance just to the right of the garage opens into the turret, the pointed roof section that you can see in the first photo. These photos were taken by hand, no tripod.  


Beautiful Colonial Mansion in Ontario

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As we approached this location, I did the customary drive by to scope it out. We parked down the street and I walked in alone first, so it would be less conspicuous. I went around back and found an open door. Once inside I texted my partner to come on in.   I began taking photos of the pool area first, in the eastern part of the house.       The kitchen has a somewhat aged look, with an old analog drum clock display stove (before digital clocks). The floor has many droppings of what appears to be mice…


The Ontario Abandoned $6 Million Doctor’s Mansion

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This property was once owned by Doctor Frank Van Bork. Frank and his wife Elisa came to Canada from Holland during the 1950’s. They settled down in Southern Ontario and started a family of three children. Frank ran a successful business that sold specialty lighting. His wife, Elisa, assisted him with the business which operated from the basement of the house. Frank allegedly controlled the family finances and made all the financial decisions. By 1984,  Elisa had enough of the thirty-one year marriage and sought legal counsel for a divorce. Elisa had sought prior legal advice but the previous lawyer…


Desert Oasis Abandoned Ontario House

Desert Oasis Abandoned Ontario House

A vacant house in Southern Ontario with a mural of a desert scene painted in the dining room. There’s a large sun room in the back that overlooks the backyard in-ground pool. There’s no vandalism here, just some signs that the property may be used as an occasional drinking site.