To mark the one week birthday of Shadow House, I thought I'd share some pictures from a hike I took yesterday. I was in a town called Cold Spring, NY, which may or may not have been the inspiration for the town of Greencliffe in the new series... (There's a train station right by the Hudson River, and you can totally walk up the hills into the woods nearby. Sound familiar?) I'd read about the ruins of an old mansion on a nearby hill, so I NEEDED to go see it. And when I found the place, I couldn't believe how much it reminded me of Larkspur House, the evil estate where The Gathering takes place.
The mansion in Cold Spring is called Northgate (or the Stern/ Cornish Estate). You can learn more about its doomed history here.
I climbed a very steep path called Brook Trail for about 15 minutes before I started seeing foundations of some of the outer buildings.