When the topic of real estate in Arkansas comes up, probably the last type of home to pop into one’s mind is a castle. However, overlooking the White River in the town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas sits a massive estate with Middle Ages flair known as Castle Rogue’s Manor. Listed for $1.8 million, the 15,000-square-foot castle has been used primarily as a tourist and special events center over the past few years, and is currently insured as a museum.
Built in 1985, native woods such as black walnut, red cedar and salvaged redwood from the Ozarks were incorporated into the original design and take center stage throughout the interior of the 12-bedroom, 13-bathroom estate. Dubbed “A man’s home” in a feature by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Castle Rogue’s Manor takes a major step into the realm of fantasy fortresses with a six-floor ‘Gate’s Keeper’ cottage, massive great hall, two guard towers and a number of other structures, all modeled in medieval cathedral-style.
Possible uses for the compound include turning the property into a resort or corporate retreat, but if you are going to pony up the coffers for such an estate, it seems like the way cooler option would be to turn it into one’s own personal stronghold, and rule the included 17-acres like the proverbial king (or queen) of the castle.
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