The New American Castle
We'd all like to live in a castle but race car driver Kim Baker and his wife Patricia have made their dream reality. They have used their project, the New American Castle, as a luxury show home. Their home, located in the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts is an 11,000 square-foot mansion that Patricia, who owns her marketing firm, has turned into a showcase for home products. Her savvy use of PR drastically reduced the cost of building their dream home. Details of the castle include a labyrinth, wine cellar, gym, stone griffins and gargoyles and plenty of stonework and stained glass. The project is ongoing (this picture is from last summer) and the castle website has all sorts of progress photos that detail every step of this ambitious project.