The garish castle in rural northeast Connecticut failed to sell for $35 million. The owners have therefore increased the price by almost half – to $60 million. Yes, it has a gap.
It features wooden floors, doors and trim inlaid with more than 25 species of hardwoods imported from around the world, according to the Norwich Bulletin. It also has period architectural doors and stained glass windows.
Built in 2010, the 18,777-square-foot castle at 450 Brickyard Rd. has 126-foot towers that overlook a built-in moat, 30-acre pond and 75 wooded acres, according to Zillow. The price was raised on January 23 after it was first put on the market in early November.
Beneath its soaring spiers and crenellated turrets are nine bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, three half baths, 12 fireplaces, and a lobby fit for a prince or princess. “Massive bespoke kitchen to delight the Queen with the latest kitchen appliances and a large stone fireplace overlooking Potter Pond,” the listing reads.
The 4,500 square foot main floor features a living room with a fireplace and a circular bar. There is a raised stage and an auditorium. Radiant heat keeps outdoor decks and patios snow free.
Additional features include an apartment for in-laws or a housekeeper, hydro-air heating with radiant heat in the floors, central air conditioning, swimming pool, dock, backup generator and a gated entrance. Woodstock is about an hour’s drive north of New London and a 90-minute drive from Boston.
If $60 million could put a strain on your wallet, you might want to look to Europe. A 20-room castle in the Czech Republic built in the Middle Ages went on sale last June for just under $5 million.
[The Bulletin] – Dana Barthelemy