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2013-01-25 01:48:25 PM
Subby, use the "view as one page" link when you have the opportunity:
http://www.businessinsider.com/castle-homes-for-sale-2013-1?op=1
 
2013-01-25 02:23:09 PM
Aside from the few built in the 19020's and earlier, a collection of particle board McMansions with cheap facades.

/is giving up good taste a prerequisite for being rich?
 
2013-01-25 02:23:34 PM
If you buy one, be careful when you have cable installed.
mediamemo.allthingsd.com
 
2013-01-25 02:23:54 PM
Article Title: 19 Castle Homes You Can Actually Buy

yea... no farker can actually buy a 38 million dollar mansion :P
 
2013-01-25 02:24:52 PM
Just the finishing touch that feudalism needs.
 
2013-01-25 02:26:09 PM
Most of them didn't look like castles at all.

Should have included Brittania Manor.

/Lord British held a burglar at gunpoint with an Uzi
 
2013-01-25 02:26:47 PM
 
2013-01-25 02:26:54 PM
Wench! Take thee to ye olde kitchen and fetch me a tankard of ale! Twas right next to thine tupperware.
 
2013-01-25 02:26:57 PM

whither_apophis: Aside from the few built in the 19020's and earlier, a collection of particle board McMansions with cheap facades.

/is giving up good taste a prerequisite for being rich?


Weren't they all built before 19,020?

/run! It's an Observer!
 
2013-01-25 02:27:22 PM

Giltric: Most of them didn't look like castles at all.

Should have included Brittania Manor.

/Lord British held a burglar at gunpoint with an Uzi


Don't being a knife to a gun fight?
 
2013-01-25 02:28:38 PM
www.iiicitadel.com
 
2013-01-25 02:29:03 PM
None of those looked like they were on the Rhine.
 
2013-01-25 02:29:25 PM

ShadowLAnCeR: Giltric: Most of them didn't look like castles at all.

Should have included Brittania Manor.

/Lord British held a burglar at gunpoint with an Uzi

Don't being a knife to a gun fight?


Burglar was heard shouting Corp Por!
 
2013-01-25 02:31:01 PM
Meh. Some looked more "Victorian" than mid-evil. Still cool houses though.
 
2013-01-25 02:31:16 PM

whither_apophis: Aside from the few built in the 19020's and earlier, a collection of particle board McMansions with cheap facades.

/is giving up good taste a prerequisite for being rich?


Yeah, there's building a castle and then there's "building" a "castle" but the one I posed above is actually impressive in using 4 million pounds of stone. Part of the reason it's so expensive for where it's located.
 
2013-01-25 02:32:03 PM
Do they all come with utensils?
 
2013-01-25 02:32:18 PM
Here's a cool one that used to be a private residence, but has become a local culture center where they have a really cool Shakespeare festival in the summer.

http://ewingmanor.illinoisstate.edu/
 
2013-01-25 02:32:30 PM

Giltric: Most of them didn't look like castles at all.

Should have included Brittania Manor.

/Lord British held a burglar at gunpoint with an Uzi


What the hell
 
2013-01-25 02:32:54 PM
It's not a true castle unless it has a moat, preferably filled with some type of large reptile.
 
2013-01-25 02:33:11 PM

Giltric: ShadowLAnCeR: Giltric: Most of them didn't look like castles at all.

Should have included Brittania Manor.

/Lord British held a burglar at gunpoint with an Uzi

Don't being a knife to a gun fight?

Burglar was heard shouting Corp Por!


Burglar then discovered he was out of reagents.
 
2013-01-25 02:38:05 PM
Did anyone else see the episode of doomsday peppers where the guy was building a 'castle' that has walls a single cinderblock wide and very large ground level windows? The moron was going on and on about how when civilization collapses it will be just like medieval times and I wanted to reach through my screen and strangle him. Also, during a thunderstorm the electrical system completely failed and he had no idea what to do. The guy was preparing for an EMP.
 
2013-01-25 02:38:21 PM
I'm surprised they didn't list the one in Versailles, Ky next to keeneland and across from Bluegrass Airport.
$20 million last I heard. A friend and former TF'er was looking at buying it not all that long ago.
 
2013-01-25 02:39:48 PM
"Barbie Dream Castle" maybe. Actual castle (or even just "castle-esque"), no.
 
2013-01-25 02:41:24 PM
I looked at buying one of these but none come with a meurtrière. An absolute must for me
 
2013-01-25 02:42:12 PM

exvaxman: I'm surprised they didn't list the one in Versailles, Ky next to keeneland and across from Bluegrass Airport.
$20 million last I heard. A friend and former TF'er was looking at buying it not all that long ago.


When Queen Elizabeth flew into Bluegrass Airport, she was very amused by the place. She commented about expecting to see Mickey Mouse waving at her from the wall.
 
2013-01-25 02:46:04 PM

miniflea: Did anyone else see the episode of doomsday peppers where the guy was building a 'castle' that has walls a single cinderblock wide and very large ground level windows? The moron was going on and on about how when civilization collapses it will be just like medieval times and I wanted to reach through my screen and strangle him. Also, during a thunderstorm the electrical system completely failed and he had no idea what to do. The guy was preparing for an EMP.


Wow, that is just wow.

If I were building a modern castle for doomesday I'd build it out of 18 inch thick reinforced poured concrete, floor and celing inner outer walls. Three floors below ground, two above, small windows only on the second floor, fire places, and a large cistern big enough to raise fish in.
 
2013-01-25 02:49:21 PM
Those aren't castles. These are castles.
 
2013-01-25 02:49:37 PM

cgraves67: Here's a cool one that used to be a private residence, but has become a local culture center where they have a really cool Shakespeare festival in the summer.

http://ewingmanor.illinoisstate.edu/


Interesting. I was unaware Ewing Manor was considered part of the ISU campus. At least it wasn't when I was attending school there 10 years ago... I think. Certainly was used for local civic events and weddings then though.

Also was expecting one of Richard Garriott's castle-houses near Austin on the list, unless he sold it already. It might have been listed but I wouldn't know it by its street address.
 
2013-01-25 02:52:28 PM

germ78: cgraves67: Here's a cool one that used to be a private residence, but has become a local culture center where they have a really cool Shakespeare festival in the summer.

http://ewingmanor.illinoisstate.edu/

Interesting. I was unaware Ewing Manor was considered part of the ISU campus. At least it wasn't when I was attending school there 10 years ago... I think. Certainly was used for local civic events and weddings then though.

Also was expecting one of Richard Garriott's castle-houses near Austin on the list, unless he sold it already. It might have been listed but I wouldn't know it by its street address.


I actually didn't until I looked up the website. I've been there many times and they don't advertise the relationship to the university at all.
 
2013-01-25 02:54:41 PM

Cheron: I looked at buying one of these but none come with a meurtrière. An absolute must for me


I demand an Oubliette in my palace.
 
2013-01-25 02:56:17 PM
Some people have some horrible taste and a ton of money. I wish I had that problem, rather than being a thousandaire with exceptional taste.
 
2013-01-25 03:00:32 PM
Some people have some horrible taste and a ton of money. I wish I had that problem, rather than being a thousandaire dollar-aire with exceptional taste. easy access to the dollar menu.
 
2013-01-25 03:01:12 PM
I would require a moat, a drawbridge, a portcullis, and I assume the trebuchet comes with it. Otherwise, no deal.
 
2013-01-25 03:01:15 PM

tommyl66: Do they all come with utensils?


There was no silverware in medieval times, therefore there is no silverware at these 19 American homes for sale for those who never wish to leave Medieval Times.
 
2013-01-25 03:03:07 PM
Man, all this talk of castle fortifications is making me itch for some dwarf fortress.
 
2013-01-25 03:11:26 PM
Is it a White Castle?
 
2013-01-25 03:14:49 PM
Meh, you can always squat in one... one with a moat and bridge could be particularly effective.
 
2013-01-25 03:15:16 PM
faux french-gothic, Victorian, Tudor, and various McMansions. If three can be considered a 'castle' its a lot.
 
2013-01-25 03:21:41 PM
Hey, they missed my two favorites, both in Louisiana!

Irish Bayou castle. Just a fishing camp, really, barely a home. Easily visible from I-10 as you enter New Orleans from the east. This is the model for Swamp Castle from MP&tHG. It's in the process of burning down, falling over and sinking into the swamp. About a foot or two above sea level, with a clear tilt.
lh6.ggpht.com

The Louisiana Castle on the outskirts of Franklinton. My wife and I got married here, and spent the first night of our honeymoon here...alone.
countryroadsmagazine.com
 
2013-01-25 03:26:12 PM

Cheron: I looked at buying one of these but none come with a meurtrière. An absolute must for me


That goes without saying, right?
 
2013-01-25 03:26:45 PM

tommyl66: Do they all come with utensils?


www.wearysloth.com

Dude, give me a break. I got a lot of tables.
 
2013-01-25 03:38:33 PM
 
2013-01-25 03:41:18 PM
Another one that was left off. Link
 
2013-01-25 03:49:55 PM
nah... sucked... not one really grabbed my attention...

for me, a "castle" needs at least 50-100 acres around it, a moat, at least 10 bedrooms, servant quarters, an entrance (overpass/tunnel or whatever it's called) so to reach a central court.

Must also have a musty dungeon and lots of secret passage ways.
 
2013-01-25 03:55:48 PM

miniflea: Did anyone else see the episode of doomsday peppers where the guy was building a 'castle' that has walls a single cinderblock wide and very large ground level windows? The moron was going on and on about how when civilization collapses it will be just like medieval times and I wanted to reach through my screen and strangle him. Also, during a thunderstorm the electrical system completely failed and he had no idea what to do. The guy was preparing for an EMP.


No wonder I missed that episode; I watched the doomsday papers - d'oh!
 
2013-01-25 03:56:09 PM

gideon: whither_apophis: Aside from the few built in the 19020's and earlier, a collection of particle board McMansions with cheap facades.

/is giving up good taste a prerequisite for being rich?

Weren't they all built before 19,020?

/run! It's an Observer!


I have seen all possible futures. In each one Kim Kardashian buys a house.
 
2013-01-25 03:58:07 PM
Seems kinda lame if you can't behead thieving peasants. I'd much rather live next to shiat than spend 2 hours driving up to my castle.
 
2013-01-25 03:58:50 PM
Why buy one when you can build one? Link
 
2013-01-25 03:59:44 PM
ooops Link
 
2013-01-25 04:03:55 PM

imfallen_angel: Must also have a musty dungeon


It is better to build your own so that it is to your liking.
 
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