Wyndcliffe, the once-grand 1852 mansion in Rhinebeck NY, is going on the auction block on September 21, and will be sold to the highest bidder. If you intend to bid, listen up, because pictures – and marketing materials – can be deceiving.
At just 17 years old, Graeme Leaf has seen more than his share of abandoned places. Armed with a trusty Nikon d610, Graeme can often be found on the streets, under the bridges and in the back alleys of his hometown of Brooklyn, NY, looking for shots others miss, or in the countryside near Rhinecliff, NY, […]
Set like a jewel on what was once a grand Hudson River expanse but is now little more than a modest parcel, the ruins of Wyndcliffe still have the power to enchant. I went back this past week to see how the structure fared after our brutal winter. A little worse for wear, but remarkably […]
The iconic Hudson River ruin known as Wyndcliffe was built in 1853 as the summer residence of Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones. So ornate and lovely was the estate, it is thought to be the subject of the phrase, “keeping up with the Joneses.” It is believed that Wyndcliffe was designed by architect George Veitch, who is also […]