Malibu Castle Has Burned Down
Sad news today for lovers of the home known as the Malibu Castle. Castle Kashan, which we profiled back in January as an estate of the day, has burned to the ground in a fire raging through Malibu. The home was s a 10,000-square-foot castle in the hills of Malibu, California. The castle was built in the late 1970s by Dr. Thomas Hodges and was used as a setting for shows such as The Rockford Files and was a beloved local landmark. TMZ reports that the castle was set to be sold although it is not known how close to the $17 million asking price the final sale was. The footage on the local news here in Los Angeles was pretty heartbreaking, there was some attempt to save some of the home's many antiques and heirlooms but much was lost. Luckily so far, no one has been injured in the fire which has also destroyed a church and the brave firefighters are working hard to contain it.