Tahoe castle goes up for sale

Feb. 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM   |   Comments

LAKE TAHOE, Nev., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The man who built a home on Nevada's Lake Tahoe, which he based on European castles, says he has decided to sell it.

"The Castle on Lake Tahoe" has come up for sale at an asking price of $22.8 million, said The Creek Trust, which is handling its sale.

CNBC.com recently named the property "The Most Romantic Home For Sale in America." The 9,000-square-foot home was custom-built in the early 1980s.

Its owner said the great castles of Europe inspired him and that he hired local artisans and trade people to custom-build many of its intricate features.

The castle is built on 1.7 acres of woodland and features flower gardens, a pond, a fountain, a pool and a freshwater stream. It also has 180 feet of private lake frontage, with a boat launch and pier to provide access to Lake Tahoe.

"While sales of homes in general around the country are in decline, vacation homes and homes on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe are still in demand," said a representative for The Creek Trust.

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