Geolocating explores of a New York fashion designer’s home, Buckthorne Hall (it’s in VT!)

Various explorers tour a home that has an interesting past, In a surprising twist, the home was actually interesting, needing no lies to dress up a walkthrough.

Also, they mostly get basic facts correct! Astounding!

Their explores are of Buckthorne Hall (while that page is about a different home, see the comments for Buckthorne Hall info). This is a home of Vermont fashion designer Tzaims Luksus. Clues to his identity are scattered across these videos, and video commenters make clear several figured it out.

First, the videos. Here’s Carter Banks’s (BigBankz) video:

An outfit named Silent Hills Explorations also does a walkthrough:

So does King of Exploring:

And grayx:

Here it is:

This house is one of the worst-kept secrets. It’s a recognizable house in its community, Bennington, Vermont, and to anyone who is familiar with Tzaims, a noted fashion designer.

The house’s poor condition is not new. It has had notable repair needs since at least the 1990s.

Tzaim’s lover (husband?) John died in 2013, apparently collapsing in the kitchen. John’s body laid in state in the home for a while, unembalmed, before being placed in a shallow grave in the yard, in sight of the house. Strangely, the casket seen in the burial matches the form and design of the casket in the hallway near the home’s front door. Yet photos in the above link indicate the casket was lowered into the ground? (Looping back to poor repair, the burial article mentions snow coming through the roof in 2013!)

Tzaim moved out of country, apparently to Myanmar. He’s still blogging!

Geolocating where BigBankz slanders a family while walking through a not-abandoned not-mansion worth far less than $2 million

In this video, Carter Banks (BigBankz) walks through an empty house:

Yup, I found it. In various points in the video, you can see the street number, 3290:

3290 street number

Minimal Google searching uncovered it:

The back story is simple: Raymond H. Zimmerman lived here, and he died in 2021 at age 96. It appears he had a successful career with a defense contractor and then as an entrepreneur, was active in his church, married a person of good character, and had 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Astoundingly, Carter characterizes this as a “crime family”!

A pervasive theme of Carter’s videos is to build intrigue by alleging a mysterious abandonment. This house is not abandoned. It was listed as a teardown in 2021, and it was sold just a few months after Raymond’s death. Its current owner likely hasn’t gotten around to doing the teardown.

While a company named Barbara’s Rescues and Boarding is associated with the property, this company may be fictitious. A Georgia corporation search does not turn up anything, there are scant references to it online, and Carter’s walkthrough video reveals no evidence of an animal-related operation.

The property is not worth even half of Carter’s alleged $2,000,000. Cobb County appraised it at $848,920, and Zillow pegs it at $767,200.

Finally, this place is hardly a mansion. At 6000-7000 square feet, it’s a very large house, but it’s at least 1,000 square feet too small to be considered a mansion.

You just watched a snoozer of a video: a 23-minute walkthrough of a cleared-out, teardown house.