This seven-unit condo is a Garrison castle situated on a perch overlooking the Hudson River…
If you’re in the market for 1/7th of a castle (all one of you?), here’s one in Garrison, Putnam County. Dicks Castle is located on 17 acres and dates back to the early 1900s. According to the listing, the castle’s designers took inspiration from the Alhambra in Granda, Spain, shown below:
Before the Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada built the current walls of the Alhambra in the 13th century, the original structure served as a fortress. Dicks Castle, however, is decidedly not a fortress. In fact, it’s a multi-unit condominium. This particular unit, currently on the market, features over 3,300 square feet, three bedrooms, and five baths.
In case you’re wondering about the layout, the listing provides this:
Even in close communities like a condominium, one still desires a soupçon of privacy. The listing assures you shall have it: “A unique aspect of this home is that it is self-contained from all the others in the Castle. It has a separate basement, storage area, well, and backup generator.”
Other features of Dicks Castle include two wood-burning fireplaces in the living room, soaring ceilings, and French doors leading to a teak terrace overlooking the Hudson River. One the second level, a newly renovated eat-in kitchen with walk-in baker’s pantry. There’s also a Great Room with two fireplaces that can accommodate a lot of people. The listing tops out at 60.
The main draw of a $2.5 million condo unit is that you will never have to a lift a finger to do any type of maintenance, whatsoever. In other words, all the perks of a single-family home with none of the hassles of homeownership. We have to admit, that sounds mighty tempting.