We do have our "Castle for Sale"
"Each Mans' home is his castle
True love makes a Queen of his wife
All Gods' children are royal when
The light of the Lord fills your life"
You can see a virtural tour on ReMax Sequim Washington- realtor is Carrie Millet- it is on her "cream puffs" with it listed 2 ways-- the castle with 20 acres of forested hill with view over the Straits of Juan de Fuca to Victoria.
There are five levels in the castle with 20 rooms, (5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms) a much used intercom system, a central vac. system, some 12' high ceilings & 1 secret door to a hidden room. Extra insulation in all interior floors, ceilings & walls, individual electric wall heaters in all bedrooms & bathrooms. Natural light in all rooms except the dungeon.
1.West bedrm main fl., 1 West window, 1 to South, 2 closets & cool curved wall
2.East bedrm on main fl., 1 East window, & one larger to South, 1 HUGE closet
3.North bedrm 2nd fl., North bay window, storage loft(carpet/sheetrocked/light)
4.South bedrm 2nd fl., South bay window,walk in closet, 2 storage lofts (")
5.Master Suite, all catherdral celings, huge fan, dormor window to South, 2 windows to North, sliding doors to deck, walk thru closet to private bath, side storage with
doors and shelves, second closet, sm loft behind it, 2nd sm. loft (all lofts
carpeted, sheet rocked, painted and lighted)
6.Attic in T shape, 4 directional lighting, from 2 windows & 2 sky lights, with
heat pumpcooling, intercolm, vacuum port, laundry chute, sleeps 5
7.Tower has two long windows to the North water view and sleeps one
8.Main floor bath, sink divided from tub/toilet by door, heat lamp, window over tub
9.High bath, large sink area divided from tub/toilet by door, heat lamp, tub window
10.Master Bath, window to North, oversize jacuzzi tub, chandileer, corian counter
sink, cathedral ceilings, pocket doors between bath, dressing area and bedroom.
Master dressing/closet- cathedral ceiling, 2 sky lights with shades, chandileer
11.Main entry, 2 long windows to front porch,2 closets, bench/storage, wainscotting,
large brass chandileer, rounded top of custom thick door, door knocker, peep hole
and spiral stairs are real wood wainscoated up and down, with 3rd story stair
free standing to tower
12.Library/front room, bay window to South with seat/storage, pocket door from
main entry, and one way view glass filmed sliding doors to formal dining rm.
13.Formal dining room, bay window to North with full window seat/storage
14.Family room, 2 picture windows to North, 1 sliding large window to East, free
standing wood stove with blower on huge natural river stone hearth, water pipes
through it in winter to pre-heat water, enclosed wood storage with outside 2nd.
entrance by West exit door to the family porch & covered carport/wood storage.
15.Great Hall, East window slides, 2 North windows slide, 12' ceilings, corner river
stone fireplace to ceiling(with forced air fan, & huge mantel, air tight firedoor
with window, walls are natural cedar, 3 wrought iron chandileers, curved corner.
16.Home theater, 12' shelved, play room and fall out shelter!
17.Low 3/4 bath, brick walls, between great hall and theater thru under stair hall
18.Hidden room & dungeon off Home theater/Great Hall,shelves, chandileers, bar
19.Kitchen open to dining room while the upper cabinets & drawers over the sink
open to both sides to set the table easily & family room, with built in breakfast
barstools, center island stove, real chopping block counter & custom vent hood.
20.Craft/sewing room is off the end of the dining room with view of great room
& view to mudroom/pantry with door to 2 car attached garage for depositing food in
freezer or other groceries to shelves, and removing family coats and shoes etc
*** Many "green" living features designed in-- eg. the wood stove also pre heats the water in winter, heatpump in the attic cools house in summer & pre heats the water.
We had the house built in 1986 for our family of eight-- five of our own biological children and then we did foster care for 10 years. I wish we didn't have to sell our castle, but we only have 2 years to pay off the mortgage or they will forclose. It is a weird deal.
Reluctently we had put the castle as colateral on a business loan-- and then the business was taken over by an Alaska Native Corp. (they gave us no money but were supposed to pay the debts and indemnify us -take our house off the loan- but they illegally ran the busines into bankruptcy and then dropped it.
We had been so busy working ON the fish processing business in AK (with the machine my husband invented--only machines in the WORLD that can pinbone/fillet a FRESH wild salmon in seconds!) -- that we had neglected to make sure the bank had followed through to take our home off the loan. They didn't do it.
The bank felt that they could easier get out home, as they still had the note, than get any money out of the Alaska Native Corp. (who claimed poverty-- but the fish processing had been ahead of schedule to bring in money!). The bank also came after us. They first sold (= gave away for about pennies on the dollor) our corp. huge fish processor ship "The New West", our small private processor ship "The Wild Salmon" and our own personal fishing Seiner "The Order of Magnitude" (it *had* a turbine & water jet in it!-- fastest fishing seiner in the world!) --- which I believe actually paid back the bank all the money the corp. had borrowed from them.
But they still came after us and we fought them, as we were supposed to be indemnified! We tried to get it to court for over a year-- but they had multiple lawyers on their payroll-- so it cost them nothing to stall and stall and keep running us in circles and running up "our" lawyers bills-- till when our lawyers bill was over 140 thou. we mediated out-- by giving them a mortgage our home, which had been all paid off years before. :(
It is a crying shame that justice in the USA is NOT done-- it is the guys with the deep pockets that can ruin the honest guys who never can get them to court!!!
Still I feel to remember that the earth is the Lords' and we are really only stewards-- so we have been working for 2 years to sell our castle, with no doable offers yet (one that would have had us *paying* about 40 thou- to "give it away".
We are trying every idea we can think of, so we are presently looking into if it is possible to make it a time share property-- where others would pay for a share of the castle, (paying off the mortgae in one lump to stop the acurring interest!) and have time to stay in it.
We have been setting it up with the staging and other supplies so we could make it a Vacation Rental-- but that will not bring in enough soon enough to stop the foreclosure. We are even offering it *with* all the castle decor & furniture!
Anyway-- I wish that our castle could at least be sold for a family to grow up in or for weddings, or reunions, or retreats or seminars etc. It does not seem right for the illegal greedy bank to get it! :( We keep seeking to know what God would have us do with it, and try not to worry about what may happen. May Gods' will be done! Gramajane
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