At The Old State, we love great design...particularly when there's history involved. And of course great design is timeless. So take a look at this amazing mansion built in 1912 in Yonkers, New York that has been abandoned for years. Even empty, it's a stunner.

Set on 22 acres, it has been purchased by a group that restores landmark real estate. And this beauty is called Alder Manor and was built by William Boyce Thompson, an extremely successful copper magnate in New York City. A weekend place. Wow! But take a look at the incredible detail in the ceilings, the woodwork, the marble. It's a showplace, and it reminds us around every corner of how great design is in fact GREAT design for the long haul.

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