A Medieval Castle in Idaho

Compared to other real estate listings, this one is pretty odd. The single-family home is 8,000 square feet and sits on 8.6 acres, including frontage on Lake Pend Oreille. But it only has two bedrooms, and the only heating sources are the fireplaces. We understand wanting to live in a castle, but most castle homes in the US have modern amenities hidden in the construction. It was built in 2022 and is not completely finished, but is already for sale.

The listing implies that there is a story behind this castle, and luckily we get to read it. This is Castle Von Frandsen, built by Kris Frandsen. The "new" construction is a labor of love that he's been working on for 18 years! Frandsen's aim was to build an authentic medieval castle, with thick stone walls and period-specific architecture. The design began with a LEGO castle, and grew into reality with help of builder Roger DeClements of CastleMagic, who has been working with Frandsen for two decades now. And if you look closely, there are modern amenities such as insulation built into the stone walls, electrical wiring, and sewer service.

So why, after 18 years, is Frandsen selling his castle after bringing his personal vision to reality? Because priorities change over time. His children are grown and no longer live in the area. He's accomplished his quest to build the castle, and now he's okay with letting someone else live in it. It will take a very particular kind of buyer to shell out $7 million for this property, but they will have a one-of-a-kind home. -via Fark ā€‹

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