Abandoned mansion found by explorers hasn't been lived in for 30 years – and its full of creepy portraits & family pics

AN ABANDONED mansion discovered by urban explorers hasn’t been lived in for thirty years – and it’s full of creepy portraits and family photos. 

Colin Smith, 36, was driving home from a job on the outskirts of North London when he stumbled upon the spooky overgrown driveway of a mansion.

Footage from inside the eight-bedroom property, which dates back to the 1930s, shows the kitchen, former servant quarters and a bell system where owners can ring the servants for assistance.

And other pictures show silver-plated cutlery, a grand piano and newspapers dating back to 1954 left strewn across the creepy property. 

Sell-by dates on old food cans and newspapers suggest the house has been left to rot for around 30 years – but the reasons for its abandonment remain a mystery.

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Former plumber and urban explorer Colin said: “I came across this amazing house completely by accident.

“I was driving in the area for a job when I noticed the stunning architecture which really drew me in.

“I dropped a pin in the map on my phone and then a few days later I went back with my girlfriend and my mate and we had a look round.

“Normally these chance discoveries tend to be the better ones for urban explorers as the chances are that no one has been there yet.”

The explorer added: “It was quite creepy because it was so dark and the house was so big. 

“It didn’t look as if it had fallen into a dangerous state of repair.”

Colin thinks that the house may have been sold to a property tycoon, who didn’t have the time or resources to renovate it. 

He continued: “When I put a torch in a room and realised just how big it was with the tall ceilings, it was really unexpected.

“The attention to detail in every room was incredible. They must’ve spent an absolute fortune doing it up.

“One of the most interesting finds was the bell system in the hallway and kitchen. Each room had its own bell which linked up to the kitchen.”

But Colin said the thrilling find was bittersweet- as it felt sad to see such an incredible home fall from its former glory. 

He said: “Some of the personal items we found were incredible.

“There was a pair of glasses left eerily on a chair covered in dust, newspapers dating back decades and silver-plated cutlery in the kitchen.

“It’s these personal items that really spark your imagination when exploring a home like this."

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