Singer of sewing machine fame built another mansion…

… in England during his “exile” (running away) in 1875, but he never saw it completed.  His son altered it in 1907, and it became the Torbay Country Club in 1929.  During WWII it was used by the Royal Air Force, but has been otherwise empty since 1913.

When Isaac Singer died in 1875, he was 63 years old, had 24 children, 4 wives, and was worth $13 million.

(Photo: Singers’ “Wigwam” estate in England that he never lived in)