• Your Home Really Could Be A Castle

    by  • May 21, 2013 • Freelance Writing Samples, Kim Hughes/Real Estate • 0 Comments

    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!



    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.


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