Sunday, July 9, 2017

An Old Castle House











 I really enjoy old houses...I like seeing the style of them, the workmanship, the history.

 I like imagining the lives of those who lived there, the oddities of the house, and the mystery of the unknown about such a place and its architecture.

This is one of those places.











I was able to find out a bit about this building, although I have never been inside.

It was built in 1907 and the stones were cut by hand.  It took 2 years to complete the house.















 The castle was originally built as a family home, but eventually was used for other purposes.
















  It is a beautiful place... and very interesting. It seems like a small place for a "castle", but actually has 12-14 rooms inside. There are also 3 fireplaces and 2 staircases.

It was modeled after the style of a French castle, from what I could find. 









 I'm not sure if there is actually a door to this balcony or not. It would be nice to be out there on the second floor to see the view.





 The rounded rooms are appealing because they are so unusual, and I can imagine what it may be like inside such a room.

 I also wonder if it would have been difficult to arrange or rearrange such a room with those round walls.

 I suspect you wouldn't be able to change the furniture arrangement much.










 Yes, there are some lights up there by the battlement. 

Can you imagine being inside such a place and looking out? Very interesting.











 I loved the great reflection in this window...



























 All in all, a very beautiful castle. I'm so glad you stopped by to look at it with me. Do you enjoy old houses also? I'd love to hear about it in the comments.  I think they are quite intriguing. 

If you are interested in old houses, you may also enjoy this post:

A Beautiful Old Italianate House


 Thank you for visiting... and I hope you have a great week!





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36 comments:

  1. What a cool place! I like the reflections in the windows.

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    1. It sure is... I was so glad to be able to get some photos of it.... and I also love the reflection... it is so clear and nicely colored.

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  2. Oh! I love it! I wish we could see inside!!! How neat! :)

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    1. It would be beautiful inside too... and I agree, it would be fun to see it. I was so glad to be able to get photos of the outside... and wonder about the inside. :)

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  3. What a lovely building. Is it open to the public? Would be great to go inside.

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    1. It is beautiful. It isn't open to the public to just visit, but from what I understand they have special dining there... expensive dining, so I will not ever be in there. I can enjoy it from the outside though. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  4. Fantastic castle house! Great photos!

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    1. Thank you! I like the place too. :)

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  5. I love old homes; they are unique like this one. The work that went into the stone making is unbelievable.

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    1. That's so true... they don't make them like that anymore... so many of them don't have good workmanship anymore... I love seeing these old ones. :)

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  6. That house is SO cool! I have always wanted to stay in an actual castle, so I would totally be down for living in a house like that! :) Great blog
    -Jenna <3
    Follow me back? The Chic Cupcake

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    1. This would be a fun place. :) I will come to see your blog ... thank you for visiting.

      Actually, I went to your blog and found that I already am following you. (blush)... nice to have you visit. :)

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  7. I would like to see the inside. 12 to 14 rooms is a lot! I am sure the interior is beautiful too.

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    1. It sure is a lot... and I am sure it would be beautiful... and historic. :)

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  8. I love looking at old houses. It would be fun to see inside! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Jen

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    1. Old houses really are amazing... I do enjoy them on the inside and outside. This one I could only see the outside, but it was amazing. :)

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  9. You sound like me. Wondering about old places. Imagining who lived there. Wanting to live in a round battlement room. When ever we travel, I usually wrangle us to take some historical home tours. They are so fun and I learn about history.

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    1. That is fun... and it is great for homeschooling too. Our kids also have learned to enjoy old houses and wondering about them. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  10. What an unusual house and yes it certainly has the air of a castle about it. Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemooon. Have a great week!

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    1. It is unusual and I sure enjoyed seeing it. The battlements are something rarely seen around here, which made it extra enjoyable. :)

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  11. That is a very unusual looking castle/house! I too wonder about furniture placement with those rounded rooms, not much room to change things up. I love the pictures you shared with what you learned about the home. :)

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    1. Thank you... I do enjoy researching interesting things like this... and visiting old homes. :) So glad you visited.

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  12. Beautiful! I love looking at pictures you shared! Thank you. I am glad I found your site at the linky party!

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    1. Thank you.. I am so glad you stopped by from the linky. I hope you return sometime also. :)

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  13. This is a beautiful castle -- all intact and clean. I've seen some in ruins, which has its own charm, but this is truly lovely.

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    1. I have seen some in ruins also and enjoyed that in a different way, as you said. I'm so glad this one has been restored and is being used. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  14. What a lovely house. Like others, I wish I could see the inside. We will just have to create our own image of the inside. Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
    See you next week.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. It is a fun step back to see how things were done over a hundred years ago... so many things have changed. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  15. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this lovely old home with us at #BloggersPitStop. Have a great weekend!
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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    1. Thank you for the party... and for stopping by. :)

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  16. Castles are very intriguing to me. I have toured a few. I feel they would be hard to give them a homey feel, but they certainly are unique and interesting. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I agree... they would seem cold and not homey, but would be fun to see... just not to live in. I have never toured a "real" castle... that would be pretty amazing. :)

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  17. I definitely agree, it's a beauty! Places like this intrigue me, too. Thanks for sharing your photos!

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    1. They are intriguing. Thank you for visiting.. it was nice to hear from you. :)

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  18. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you... it sure is an interesting "house"! :)

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