Crantzdorf Castle, Estate of the Day
We first started covering the Crantzdorf Castle back in 2008 but a new listing with a lot more interior pictures and a lower price makes it worth covering as an estate of the day again. This castle-style home in East Tennessee took over 10 years to create and is over 20,000+ sq. ft. with 21 rooms including nine bedrooms. The rooms keep the theme of the exterior combining both antique pieces and new furniture on a grand scale. The fountain and doors and fireplaces are antique as well and the home includes handcast moldings, Italian marble floors and stained glass. There is a large home theater, indoor basketball court, large pool and a replica of the Bristol Motor Speedway complete with six cars. The home sits on 13 acres on Boone Lake and has lake access containing a boat house and gazebo. It was listed at $28.5 million in 2008.
Early last year the home caught fire when a lightning strike hit a copper beam in a turret. The copper beam conducted the lightning through the top floor of the house striking the water main. The top floor had fire damage and the lower floors were soaked with water. At that time it was reported that the owners Steve and Ashley Grindstaff were self insured but planned to rebuild. Now the home is back on the market with plenty of interior pictures that showcase the home's unique decor. Few homes have stained glass windows over the kitchen sink. Giant gilt mirrors, heavy velvet curtains, ornately carved woodwork and other elaborate details make sure that the interior is as over the top as the exterior. The home also has a new low price, $19.5 million.
Gallery: Crantzdorf Castle