If there have ever been historic castles that we have spoken about in the past, this will is sure going to be a highlight amongst them all. The castle built by Baron Walter von Richthofen in 1887, which actually came to known more famously for his godson and nephew, Baron Manfred von Richthofen more commonly called ‘The Red Baron’. Modeled according to the original Richthofen Castle in Germany, this edition of the historic building remains a star attraction for everyone to see in the city of Denver, and has also been conferred as a national landmark for its historic roots. It has now been put on the market for sale with a price tag of $3.75 million, a relatively moderate tag considering the glorious past.
The 'Haunted' past: The reason why this castle is known to be haunted is, one of the most gruesome murders of Colarado in 1911. Mr.Charles Patterson and his wife, Gertrude were residents of this place back then, and one day, they were involved in a fight between themselves. This ultimately resulted in Mr. Patterson being shot at the back of his head rather brutally, and since that instance, the palace was known to be haunted.
Other facts and Figures:
· Currently owned by Esther Priddy and her family, who have lived within the castle for more than 26 years. It was her family had spent their resources for redoing the furbishing in terms of water supply, electricity, and even interior décor. During its listing in 2010, the artifacts were also put on sale for a total of $2 million.
· Originally created in 1887 by Baron Walter von Richthofen, who was the uncle of ‘The Red Baron’, Manford von Richthofen, who earned his nickname for being World War 1 most famous fighter pilot, aboard his red aircraft.
· Has a total of 35 rooms, spread over an area of 14,938 sq ft. Allows for much flexibility for what use these spaces can be put to.
· The Richthofen Castle is a Denver city landmark, and derives its inspiration from the one in Germany. The architects involved in the construction were Maurice Bixco and Jules Jacques Benedict, who were the most famous known names in architecture during their days.
Price: $3.75 million
Location & settings: Standing as an example of a Prussian classic building, the Richthofen Castle had the designing expertise of architects like Maurice Bixco, and Jules Jacques Benedict who used limestone to construct this architectural masterpiece. The styling and décor of the castle is every bit the royal abode that is was meant to be, highlighted by the carved stonework appearing around the façade. The Porte-cochere and the stone tower near the palace’s entrance hits one first, and has an aura of being older and more mysterious than it actually is. Medieval almost! On the interior, handcrafted work in terms of the ornamented wooden fabrication, hand-stitched leather wallpaper, and leaded glass fittings are on display in the total of 35 rooms of the palace, which just might be the only genuine piece of Prussian architecture, or rather an European castle in the American city.
Accommodation: 8 bedrooms with 7 bathrooms, drawing room, library, music alcove, and servant quarters, library, billiards room, and just about everything one can think of. With a total of 35 rooms, there perhaps might not be enough utility for a big family to indulge in, but with creativity who knows what all could be done within these walls. There isn’t much about what other amenities this place has, but looking at the elaborate vintage styling of interior décor, it could also double up as a special resort accommodation for hoteliers, or simply continue to be used as an ultra-luxurious personal abode for those who wish to live our their royal fantasies with the 14,938 sq ft of space available.
Contacts: Mr. Casey Miller
Sotheby’s International Realty