Owning property, be it a flat in a cool part of a city or a house with a white picket fence, is high on many people's list of things to do in life. But did you ever imagine you could own your very own castle?
Well, you could! Helmer Castle is on the market for $529,000 and is a quaint 2,000-square-feet medieval-looking castle that sits in the middle of a 20-acre plot of land surrounded by lush green forest.
With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, it's the ideal place for a family.
Own your very own turret
Named after its original owner Max Helmer, who built Helmer Castle in 1927 by C.J. Jorgensen, you'll find the castle in Jackson, Michigan.
As per the realtor selling Helmer Castle, the reason Helmer decided to build the place was due to his love of medieval castles. And this particular one is based on a 5th-century Roman hall near Nuremberg in Germany.
Not to worry, you won't find spooky and poky dark hallways here. The castle's been modernized and sports a more contemporary style, and even has a roomy garage — something that wasn't quite in style back in the 5th century.
The pièce de résistance is its tower, or turret, with a spiral staircase. Can you picture yourself enjoying your morning cup of coffee sitting atop your tower looking over the treetops? What a way to start the day!
And if that wasn't enough to quite tickle your fancy, you can choose from three other outdoor patios to enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding forest. There's even a lighted outdoor basketball court and walking, running, or sledding exploring trails all available right in the 20-acre plot of land.
Aside from living there as a family, the real estate agency selling Helmer Castle offers a number of suggestions for its use. It could be used as a holiday home or rental, a wedding venue, or a private multi-use event space. Take your pick!
So what'll it be? To own a castle or not to own a castle, that is the question.