You can own your own castle in the Boston Mountains of the Ozarks - within minutes of downtown Fayetteville. Let's start at the top and wander down into Dromborg Castle.
I was an afternoon guest at the castle three years ago, and was given the privilege of taking photographs of some of its rooms. There's a link below this photo set to a website where you can learn about the sale of the castle, which includes even more photos.
To start, Dromborg Castle is a 13,000sf abode in the middle of 40 acres of rustic, wooded Ozark hilltop. Neighbors aren't close. It's secluded on the south side of Fayetteville. I was allowed to see a lot of stuff that's not shown here - including a magnificent garage, master bedroom with his-and-her baths and a chapel. Those I was asked not to photograph.
The public areas, though, were fair game. Let's start at the top.
|This is the observation deck, fourth floor. You can see 300 degrees of Ozarks from this perch. There's a great fireplace to warm up to in the autumn, a place and hookup for a gas grill, and man, what a view.|
|Another direction. That clump of buildings just to the right of center are downtown Fayetteville, with the Chancellor Hotel at the top.|
|That's the small lounging pool and back patio, as seen from the observation deck.|
|The Map Room on the third floor is my favorite room, with lots of medieval touches.|
|It's comfortable and has lots of great touches, including recessed windows and plenty of desk space.|
|The staircase is different for each level. In-between the second and third floors, there's this nook-like window.|
|The second story is a men's lounge which is large as apartments I have rented in the past. This one has a flat screen TV, comfortable furniture, its own patio, a bathroom with tile shower, its own kitchen and... wait for it...|
|(the men's lounge kitchen)|
|a balcony that looks out over the Great Room.|
|Yep, that's a great room. We'll get down there in just a moment.|
|Seriously, I could live in just the men's lounge and be happy.|
|Another comfortable nook lies between the first and second floors...|
|Past the nook, here's this gorgeous wood paneled stairwell.|
|There are three bedrooms in the guest quarters, each made to resemble monastic, austere accommodations. Each of the rooms is 12'x12' and features built-in cabinetry. There's a full bath on this wing with a Jacuzzi tub.|
|Every detail has been thought of - from the tilework to the woodwork. It is gorgeous.|
|This natural cherry library... oh my heavens.|
|This Great Hall features a full kitchen at its end.|
|Yeah, I have kitchen envy.|
|On the outside of the garage, there are gargoyles!|
|The front entrance of the house.|
If you'd like to learn more about Dromborg Castle (or are interested in purchasing it), head to this website
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