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Our Upstate New York Castle for Sale Featured on Today.com

Highlands Castle recently had another moment in the spotlight as a featured castle in a Today.com Money section article. The piece, “Forget McMansions or tiny homes: 5 U.S. castles for sale,” focused on several castle listings with a mention of the type of person it takes to buy a castle.

Highlands Castle For SaleIf you think only kings and queens live in castles, you’re royally wrong. The U.S. real estate market has no shortage of grand estates for sale, but lording over your own manor doesn’t come cheaply.

“Buyers usually aren’t as concerned about the price tag,” said Hepp. “That’s because they are looking for a home that will make a fashion statement as opposed to a place to live,” states Selma Hepp, Trulia’s chief economist.

While this may be true on some level, the Highlands Castle estate is more than a fashion statement. It is a labor of love, hand-crafted with every attention to the smallest detail, down to the carved wooden knights framing the roaring fireplace in the Great Room.

e21As stated by Keir Weimer in the article, “The home has an intimate feel for a castle.” With the varying spaces, from the hidden passageways to the sweeping views on the verandas,  to the reading nooks and eat-in kitchen, this home invites you in at every step.

Highlands Castle construction began in 1984 and began as a promise in 1978 from the owner, John Lavender, to his son, that one day he will build him a castle. Eight hundred tons of stone and 30 years later, Highlands Castle stands as a beautiful testament to fulfilling a promise.

The estate boasts the main Castle, a gatehouse and guesthouse, both equipped with fully functional living quarters. The property itself is set atop the Adirondacks with 180-degree views of the mountains and beautiful Lake George below.

Upstate New York Castle For Sale

The Today.com article goes on to quote Cheryl Huebert, the managing broker of ReMax Realty e3Professionals in Wichita as saying, “It takes a special person…You are either going to live there, or you are an investor with the imagination and know-how to run a business out of it.”

Homes like Highlands Castle do take a very special person, a one-of-a-kind, who wants to not only live in but live a truly unique life. If you are interested in make this amazing Upstate New York castle yours, please call The Keir Weimer Team today to schedule a private tour.

 

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