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(Detroit Free Press)   Michigan castle for sale. Warning: dining room may trigger Tom Petty earworm in those who remember when MTV played videos   (freep.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Kitchen, Swimming pool, Gold leaf, Silver, Dining room, Gold, Castle, longtime owners  
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2021-09-18 3:19:30 PM  
The dining room? That did it for me.
 
2021-09-18 3:50:16 PM  
$3.7 million sounds cheap for a castle.. I'm guessing the upkeep is quite expensive.
 
2021-09-18 3:55:00 PM  
Don't come around here no more.
 
2021-09-18 3:57:06 PM  
Also, here is yet another example of how being rich just allows you to stay rich. You can rent out rooms in your mansion for things like music videos or parties and make more money each year than rubes having to break their backs.
 
2021-09-18 4:21:07 PM  
FTFA:  Interesting fact:Between the first owner and the 40-year owners, this castle  became a home for well-off bachelors. They dined together, shared its comforts and had staff to attend their needs.


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2021-09-18 4:28:18 PM  
The more expensive a house is, the more fussy and uncomfortable the interior will look.

It's like there's a rule or something.
 
2021-09-18 4:40:34 PM  
More of a palace than a castle.

five crystal wall sconces

I don't have a single sconce in my house.  I should shut my peasant mouth.
 
2021-09-18 5:39:55 PM  
Into The Great Wide Open?
 
2021-09-18 5:41:32 PM  

puffy999: Don't come around here no more.


I can't hear that song without imagining it sung by Mr. Haney from Green Acres.

/and now you can't, either.
 
2021-09-18 5:41:42 PM  
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2021-09-18 5:41:53 PM  
"It's just the normal noises in here!"
 
2021-09-18 5:43:23 PM  

Miss Stein: FTFA:  Interesting fact:Between the first owner and the 40-year owners, this castle  became a home for well-off bachelors. They dined together, shared its comforts and had staff to attend their needs.
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Castles don't have telephones, assholes!
 
2021-09-18 5:44:46 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Miss Stein: FTFA:  Interesting fact:Between the first owner and the 40-year owners, this castle  became a home for well-off bachelors. They dined together, shared its comforts and had staff to attend their needs.
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Castles don't have telephones, assholes!


In their defense, they thought it was a hunting lodge for rich weirdos.
 
2021-09-18 5:46:40 PM  
It has a lot of ball room. Ahhhhhhhhhhh!
 
2021-09-18 5:48:33 PM  
I don't know about you guys, but dancing gold deer on the ceiling always helps me poop....
 
2021-09-18 5:49:33 PM  

zimbomba63: It has a lot of ball room. Ahhhhhhhhhhh!


And I'm just itching to tell you about them!
 
2021-09-18 5:50:21 PM  

amigafin: I don't know about you guys, but dancing gold deer on the ceiling always helps me poop....


*plop*
OHHH WHAT A FEELING
*squiiiiirt*
GOLD DEER DANCING ON THE CEILING
*pfffffffttttttt*
 
2021-09-18 5:52:00 PM  
I live in the area.

At least from the pix, the 1990 Rochester Hills "Game of Thrones" castle mentioned in the free press article is much cooler.

https://www.trulia.com/p/mi/rochester​/​2009-victoria-hl-rochester-mi-48306--2​050946419
 
2021-09-18 5:56:31 PM  

robbrie: I live in the area.

At least from the pix, the 1990 Rochester Hills "Game of Thrones" castle mentioned in the free press article is much cooler.

https://www.trulia.com/p/mi/rochester/​2009-victoria-hl-rochester-mi-48306--2​050946419


From that link:

HOA
$1,450/monthly


JFC, if I can afford a castle with a moat and a drawbridge, I am getting the boiling oil going if any HOA inspectors come by.
 
2021-09-18 6:01:33 PM  
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Don't Come Around Here No More (Official Music Video)
Youtube h0JvF9vpqx8
 
2021-09-18 6:06:40 PM  

puffy999: Also, here is yet another example of how being rich just allows you to stay rich. You can rent out rooms in your mansion for things like music videos or parties and make more money each year than rubes having to break their backs.


Porn.
 
2021-09-18 6:08:13 PM  
Castles don't have phones, asshole.
 
2021-09-18 6:11:20 PM  

jtown: puffy999: Also, here is yet another example of how being rich just allows you to stay rich. You can rent out rooms in your mansion for things like music videos or parties and make more money each year than rubes having to break their backs.

Porn.


If I owned a castle, it would be this and renting it out to LARPers. I bet I'd make a killing.
 
2021-09-18 6:16:32 PM  

toraque: HOA
$1,450/monthly

JFC, if I can afford a castle with a moat and a drawbridge, I am getting the boiling oil going if any HOA inspectors come by


I wonder what services the HOA provides for that amount of money.  I don't have an HOA now, but I did at my last house.  We paid $250 per year and they kept the common areas mowed and the road patched. There was some kind of insurance but I never did know what that was for.
 
2021-09-18 6:17:51 PM  
I remember when MTV had music videos. I just never saw one. The Tom Petty reference is lost for me.
 
2021-09-18 6:23:15 PM  

Focks: I remember when MTV had music videos. I just never saw one. The Tom Petty reference is lost for me.


https://youtu.be/h0JvF9vpqx8

Enjoy. Definitely one of the best videos of all time.
 
2021-09-18 6:23:39 PM  
Saw the staircase and .... Watch her walk
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Came to mind
 
2021-09-18 6:31:17 PM  
Don't have to live like a refugee
 
2021-09-18 6:33:06 PM  
All of that opulence, and "His" bathroom has a plastic toilet brush and PVC sink drain.  WTF?
 
2021-09-18 6:37:55 PM  
That is one shiatter I wouldn't want to stumble into when I was drunk.
 
2021-09-18 6:38:18 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: jtown: puffy999: Also, here is yet another example of how being rich just allows you to stay rich. You can rent out rooms in your mansion for things like music videos or parties and make more money each year than rubes having to break their backs.

Porn.

If I owned a castle, it would be this and renting it out to LARPers. I bet I'd make a killing.


I think that would be stinkier than porn.
 
2021-09-18 6:39:20 PM  
Alright Subby... no one gets your reference so just explain it.
You Don't Know How it Feels ?
Room at the Top ?
 
2021-09-18 6:42:19 PM  
Interesting fact:Between the first owner and the 40-year owners, this castle  became a home for well-off bachelors. They dined together, shared its comforts and had staff to attend their needs.

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2021-09-18 6:43:08 PM  

puffy999: Don't come around here no more.


Instantly. Weird how that works.
 
2021-09-18 6:43:09 PM  
I bet you could dial in a pretty sweet Sonos system throughout that space.
 
2021-09-18 6:44:00 PM  
MTV is 40 this year. Thanks for a decade of music.
 
2021-09-18 7:02:03 PM  

Nick Nostril: That is one shiatter I wouldn't want to stumble into when I was drunk.


Even sober, I'm not sure I'd ever be able to find my way out of there.
 
2021-09-18 7:05:26 PM  

puffy999: Also, here is yet another example of how being rich just allows you to stay rich. You can rent out rooms in your mansion for things like music videos or parties and make more money each year than rubes having to break their backs.


Music videos made in Michigan?

Parties? It will cost you more to clean it than you can charge for it. And, that is probably the least of the problems I see with this.
 
2021-09-18 7:08:31 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: MTV is 40 this year. Thanks for a decade of music.


My sister sent this to me and my brother, and we rocked out bullsh*tting about the "good old days" It was actually pretty rad:

The Very First Two Hours Of MTV
Youtube PJtiPRDIqtI
 
2021-09-18 7:08:33 PM  
The trompe l'oeil is so realistic it looks almost as if the real estate agent left a dehumidifier in one of the basement photos.
 
2021-09-18 7:13:55 PM  

mr0x: Parties? It will cost you more to clean it than you can charge for it. And, that is probably the least of the problems I see with this


By parties I mean balls, receptions, et al.

Not letting a bunch of kids bring their Natty Light and tear up the place.

Remember, rich people will go to fundraisers to pay thousands of dollars for a plate of food.
 
2021-09-18 7:16:48 PM  
Fetch me a melon baller...I tire of my vision...
 
2021-09-18 7:20:18 PM  

robbrie: I live in the area.

At least from the pix, the 1990 Rochester Hills "Game of Thrones" castle mentioned in the free press article is much cooler.

https://www.trulia.com/p/mi/rochester/​2009-victoria-hl-rochester-mi-48306--2​050946419


A castle with an HOA? Fark that.
 
2021-09-18 7:22:47 PM  

BigMax: Focks: I remember when MTV had music videos. I just never saw one. The Tom Petty reference is lost for me.

https://youtu.be/h0JvF9vpqx8

Enjoy. Definitely one of the best videos of all time.


Yup.  Except I always crave cake afterwards.
 
2021-09-18 7:28:42 PM  

Miss Stein: In their defense, they thought it was a hunting lodge for rich weirdos.


Rich weirdos are out of season.
 
2021-09-18 7:32:59 PM  

Miss Stein: BigMax: Focks: I remember when MTV had music videos. I just never saw one. The Tom Petty reference is lost for me.

https://youtu.be/h0JvF9vpqx8

Enjoy. Definitely one of the best videos of all time.

Yup.  Except I always crave cake afterwards.


Cellular Peptide cake with Mint frosting?
 
2021-09-18 7:34:14 PM  

Miss Stein: BigMax: Focks: I remember when MTV had music videos. I just never saw one. The Tom Petty reference is lost for me.

https://youtu.be/h0JvF9vpqx8

Enjoy. Definitely one of the best videos of all time.

Yup.  Except I always crave cake afterwards.


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"That was my.boob!"
 
2021-09-18 7:41:57 PM  
Most of the houses on fark are terrible. This one isn't too bad.
 
2021-09-18 7:57:49 PM  
I remember that place. Driving down Adams you could see a little bit of it from the road. Only went up the driveway once.

Just a stone's throw from Big Beaver aka 16 Mile Road.
 
2021-09-18 8:07:30 PM  

Miss Stein: OtherLittleGuy: Miss Stein: FTFA:  Interesting fact:Between the first owner and the 40-year owners, this castle  became a home for well-off bachelors. They dined together, shared its comforts and had staff to attend their needs.
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Castles don't have telephones, assholes!

In their defense, they thought it was a hunting lodge for rich weirdos.


Yay rich weirdos!

/username checks out?
 
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