Carleton Island Villa is well known to those of us in preservation. It sits vacant for 60 plus years and is slowly but surely falls apart, a little more each year. I have been following this house for years. Oh its for sale, for 495K, It was 695 a few years ago and one wonder how low it will go though essentially it is priced at the value of the land it sits on.. The villa was a summer home, something I relate to since our own cottage started out life as a weekend/summer place. While the weekend cottages in Knox Hill wree built by the weathy, this villa was built by the super wealthy. Its size and granduer and original attention to detail that now prevent it from restoration.
There are tradesman capable but assembling so many would be cost prohibited.. It sits on Point of Carleton Island consisting of 6.9 acres in the state of New York. It is beyond 'restoration', as it sits now it would be more along the line of recreation or reproduction. One would have to rely on old photos to know what it looked like and the costs of 'rebuilding' in todays dollars would be astronomical.