The Pelham Manor New York mansion untouched since 1969

  • Pelham Manor has just hit the market for $1.6m (£1.2m) after sitting empty and almost untouched since 1969
  • After its former owner died at the age of 86 it has been maintained by a caretaker but never occupied
  • The 5,130-sq-ft home boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a two-car garage with ‘chauffeur’s quarters’

It looks somewhat like a Mad Men set, and no wonder.

This New York time capsule has just hit the market for $1.6m (£1.2m) after sitting empty and almost untouched since 1969.

Since its former owner died at the age of 86, Pelham Manor has been maintained by a caretaker – all its decor and furnishings left as they were – but never occupied, the Southeby’s agent told MailOnline.

The 5,130-sq-ft home, built in 1921 over half an acre of land, boasts five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a master suite with its own dressing room and a two-car garage with ‘chauffeur’s quarters’ above it.  

Located in Pelham, a suburb in the affluent county of Westchester, the property comes in at $312 (£250) per square foot – and would undoubtedly require modernizing.

Broker Holly Mellstrom reveals: ‘The family has been reluctant to let go of the house since they built it and have so many good memories there.’ She added that younger members of the family recently decided to sell it when they established themselves elsewhere in America. 

This New York mansion has just hit the market for $1.6m (£1.2m) after sitting empty and almost untouched since 1969, so no wonder it looks like a set from Mad Men. Pictured, one of its five bedrooms

This New York mansion has just hit the market for $1.6m (£1.2m) after sitting empty and almost untouched since 1969, so no wonder it looks like a set from Mad Men. Pictured, one of its five bedrooms

Since its former owner died at the age of 86, Pelham Manor has been maintained by a caretaker - all its decor and furnishings left as they were - but never occupied. Pictured, one of the mansion's three bathrooms

Since its former owner died at the age of 86, Pelham Manor has been maintained by a caretaker – all its decor and furnishings left as they were – but never occupied. Pictured, one of the mansion’s three bathrooms

The ancient TV pictured here in this living room is encased by a wooden cabinet, as was the fashion in the late 1960s

The ancient TV pictured here in this living room is encased by a wooden cabinet, as was the fashion in the late 1960s

The 5,130-sq-ft Colonial-style home was built back in 1921 by the family who still own it, on over half an acre of land

The 5,130-sq-ft Colonial-style home was built back in 1921 by the family who still own it, on over half an acre of land

Fronted by a perfectly manicured lawn and shrouded in trees, the house also has a two-car garage with 'chauffeur's quarters' above it 

Fronted by a perfectly manicured lawn and shrouded in trees, the house also has a two-car garage with ‘chauffeur’s quarters’ above it 

Located in Pelham, a suburb in the affluent county of Westchester, its kitchen (pictured) for one would undoubtedly require modernizing

Located in Pelham, a suburb in the affluent county of Westchester, its kitchen (pictured) for one would undoubtedly require modernizing

The front porch of the property, which comes in at $312 (£250) per square foot, leads into a homely-looking entrance hall

The front porch of the property, which comes in at $312 (£250) per square foot, leads into a homely-looking entrance hall

Broker Holly Mellstrom reveals: 'The family has been reluctant to let go of the house since they built it and have so many good memories there'

Broker Holly Mellstrom reveals: ‘The family has been reluctant to let go of the house since they built it and have so many good memories there’

She added that younger members of the family recently decided to sell it when they established themselves elsewhere in America

She added that younger members of the family recently decided to sell it when they established themselves elsewhere in America

The dining room, which doubtless would have hosted many lively gatherings over the years, has been quiet for some time now

The dining room, which doubtless would have hosted many lively gatherings over the years, has been quiet for some time now

It is equipped with three working fireplaces in all - in the living, dining, and sun room - and parquet floors throughout 

It is equipped with three working fireplaces in all – in the living, dining, and sun room – and parquet floors throughout 

While it does have a dishwasher and new electric panels, the oven looks as though it hasn't been replaced any time recently

While it does have a dishwasher and new electric panels, the oven looks as though it hasn’t been replaced any time recently

The original slate roof was  restored by hand, slate by slate, 11 years ago - one of the only major home improvements since its owner passed away 

The original slate roof was restored by hand, slate by slate, 11 years ago – one of the only major home improvements since its owner passed away 

Actress January Jones, who plays the role of Betty Draper in AMC's Mad Men, on one of the film's 1969-style sets

Actress January Jones, who plays the role of Betty Draper in AMC’s Mad Men, on one of the film’s 1969-style sets






Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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