- A 41-room castle in Elmira, New York, has been placed on the market for $US99,000 ($AU134,385).
- While the mansard-style home is uninhabitable and in need of repairs, it has unique features.
- Take a look inside the 8,282-square-foot mansion filled with Gothic embellishments.
- Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Today’s housing market means homes are hard to come by – much less castles. But in Elmira, New York, there’s a castle for sale. And it’s listed for only $US99,000 ($AU134,385).
The mansard-style mansion has 41 rooms and sits on a half-acre property, according to the listing by Shane Searfoss of Signature Properties. Take a look inside.
First, visitors step through the home’s front doors, which have stained-glass paneling.
Upon entering the 8,284-square-foot mansion, visitors quickly learn the castle is in need of so many repairs that it’s uninhabitable, according to the home’s listing.
Paint is peeling off the walls, flooring is damaged, and some rooms have been completely gutted.
But a closer look shows distinctive details from when the home was built in 1876. It has detailed crown molding and Gothic light fixtures.
There are multiple fireplaces, including this one that’s uniquely tiled.
Another unusual feature is the home’s massive, curved staircases.
The staircases lead to more rooms and bathrooms on the second and third levels of the house. In total, the house has 10 bedrooms and four bathrooms.
At the tip-top of the home, there’s a room filled with windows that offer views of the surrounding neighborhood.
Because of its distinctive features, the mansion is one of the properties that make up the area’s historic district, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
According to the listing, some repairs are underway at the home. There’s a new electrical service, new boilers, and a new rubber roof.
On the property, there’s also a massive barn, but like the castle, it needs work. According to the listing, the barn is not accessible.
At the time of writing, there was a contingent offer that had been placed. But the home is still being shown to prospective buyers, so people can explore its 41 rooms and imagine what they could look like if revamped.