Treasure! There's a Medieval Castle For Sale Near Here

Are you looking for an architectural marvel in a serene forest sanctuary? Because you've found one.

Nestled in the heart of lush woodlands, this extraordinary estate offers a unique blend of modern amenities and medieval charm. The 9,848-square-foot main house has been meticulously renovated to showcase its architectural brilliance, with curving walls and uniquely shaped windows creating an artistic ambiance throughout.

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Luxurious Living Spaces

Upon entering, you're greeted by a grand living area that exemplifies luxury living. The spacious kitchen boasts expansive views and modern appliances, while the library, with space for up to 10,000 books, invites tranquility and scholarly pursuits.

Master Suite and More

The upper-level master bedroom features a large walk-in closet, two lavish bathrooms, and direct access to a 2,000-square-foot rooftop patio—perfect for outdoor relaxation. The home also includes a versatile office with a secret room leading to a massive 2,500-square-foot entertainment area, complete with a kitchen, bar, and private cinema.

Charming Additional Accommodations

Adjacent to the main house is a cozy in-law suite in the garden, complete with all the necessities for comfort and privacy.

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Breathtaking Outdoor Amenities

The property includes a picturesque acre pond with a patio and dock, perfect for serene afternoons. The grounds are adorned with a diverse array of flora, including hazelnuts, persimmons, peaches, pears, and vibrant flowers, creating a botanist's paradise.

Sustainable Living with Style

Dedicated to sustainability, the estate features a chicken shed, potting shed, mushroom shed, and a greenhouse, supported by Hügelkultur garden beds.

Ample Storage and Parking Facilities

Parking is plentiful, with a five-car carport and a unique, whale-shaped concrete garage that adds whimsical charm. A newly constructed steel 3-bay garage with a workshop provides additional storage and work space.

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A Canvas of Opportunities

Across the property is a spectacular building under partial restoration, featuring a 70' diameter circular auditorium with a 41' high ceiling. This space, ideal for a wedding venue or event space, is part of a larger complex that includes several studios and a luxurious two-bedroom apartment, presenting endless possibilities for commercial ventures or private retreats.

Invitation to Envision

This estate is not just a home; it's a lifestyle of luxury, creativity, and sustainability. It's an invitation to live, create, and dream in a space where history and modernity meet seamlessly.

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