A small castle for a lot of money: a British couple sells a restored mansion for a million dollarsBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/a-small-castle-for-a-lot-of-money-a-british-couple-sells-a-restored-mansion-for-a-million-dollars
Ancient fortresses and palaces always attract ambitious personalities with aristocratic manners. A British couple is ready to fulfill the desire of anyone to become the owner of a real castle, if he pays them a tidy sum. Having invested a lot of money in the restoration and restoration of the original mini-fortress, the husband and wife hope to receive a decent reward for their efforts. How they came up with such an idea, and who helped the spouses in the repair of the old castle — read in our material.
Architect Jimmy Fernandez (Jimmy Fernandez) and his wife Mimi (Mimi) spent about 380 thousand dollars on the restoration and overhaul of a small old castle in the Valley of Aylesbury (the Vale of Aylesbury), Britain. In addition, the couple purchased a plot of land near the house for $ 125,000.
The Fernandez family turned to the popular British TV show dedicated to the construction and architecture of the "History of Design" with a request to help them in updating and repairing a recently acquired small castle. The couple lived in the restored estate for only nine months, after which they put it up for sale.
Dinton Castle is 250 years old. It is located in the picturesque Aylesbury Valley in Buckingham County. With the help of architects and builders, it was transformed from ruins into a modern designer mansion with all amenities.A story was filmed about this estate in the "History of Designs"
The three-storey castle is now for sale for $ 1,000,000. The family says they are forced to sell it, because after the birth of their second child, they simply do not have enough space.
Before the purchase of the castle by the Fernandez family, only the walls were intact in it
The mansion has an unusual octagonal living room
The mayor of the Aylesbury Valley District awarded the castle with the award for the best designThe estate is located in the Aylesbury Valley
Of course, this mini-fortress is a rarity in itself. Jimmy says:
Now the estate is put up for sale at a starting price of 1,000,000 dollars
Dinton Castle, or rather the pavilion, was first built as an addition to the architectural collection of one of the aristocrats
Both bedrooms have gorgeous en-suite bathroomsJimmy designed the spiral staircase himself
Two bedrooms of the same size are located on the third floor
The couple paid $125,000 for a plot of land around the mansion
In addition to the bedrooms, the house also has a small kitchen on the ground floor, an octagonal living room is also on the ground floor, and two bedrooms are on the third. On the roof of the building there is a beautiful terrace with a staircase that leads to the main exit.
To repair the castle, the Fernandez family borrowed a large sum from relatives and friends. Now the house is for sale and advertised on one of the real estate sites. Well, perhaps there will be those who want to feel like real aristocrats, owners of the ancestral estate. And you are not eager to buy yourself such a rare mansion?