The idea of living in a castle might sound medieval to most people. But for those with a zest for adventure and extravagance, your next home might just be a castle. And you don’t have to move to Europe to find an available castle, either. There are American castles, and some of them are on the market today.
For example, a mere $4.85 million will put you into a 24,000 square foot replica 18th century Spanish palace, complete with a small-scale version of the Bristol Speedway NASCAR track. The castle is located on 13-acres in Johnson City, in Eastern Tennessee. The estate features nine bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a billiards room with an imported English pub, a theater, and a master suite with his and her closets and bathrooms.
Austin, Texas is home to another fine example. This 16,722 square foot villa features Gothic arches and touches of Tuscany. Seven bedrooms, ten baths, seven fireplaces, a huge swimming pool and a nine car garage are included. Located in the prestigious Barton Creek subdivision, this castle will only set you back $9.7 million dollars.
If you’d rather be on the West Coast, there’s always the circular stone fortress on 20 acres of forest northeast of Seattle. The interior is an open floor plan, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, a hot tub and a sauna. All at a much more reasonable $1.395 million dollars, too!
A little closer to home and much more down to earth, finding the perfect house can be a perfectly medieval quest if you’re not prepared. There are a lot of factors that have to be taken into account to make a wise choice. If you’re finding the process to be overwhelming, let me help. You may only buy a few houses in a lifetime, but I've had lots of experience helping families find a new home. Working together, we can formulate a plan that covers all the important aspects of finding a new home. These include, but are not limited to:
- Neighborhood characteristics and amenities
- Local schools
- Traffic patterns
- Shopping areas
- Restaurants and shopping districts
After deciding what’s important for your family, it won’t be long until we’ll be looking at the possibilities. And while it might be fun to say you live in a castle, it’s even better to say you found the perfect house and got a great deal. Let’s make that happen for you!
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