Caricature of a Castle

Submission and commentary by Emerald63. Thanks!

As a man once said, “If the directions to your house include the words ‘Turn off the paved road,’ you might be a redneck.”

Addendum: Even if you live in a “castle.”

Or, rather, a caricature of a castle.

What self-respecting castle owner has garage doors in the front? Or even a garage, instead of a carriage house?

7602 Maple St., Marengo, IL 60152

More in the caricature mode – simulated stone ramparts via gray brick and The. Worst. Ceiling. Mural. Ever.

7602 Maple St., Marengo, IL 60152

There’s also some decorative multiple personality disorder going on.

7602 Maple St., Marengo, IL 60152

7602 Maple St., Marengo, IL 60152

Perhaps most odd, it’s in no-where northern Illinois and is accompanied by some sort of maintenance shed that’s as big as said “castle.”

7602 Maple St., Marengo, IL 60152

[Note from Marty: The listing describes it as a “10,000 SF HEATED BARN WITH 8 HORSE STALLS.” The “castle” is 8,500 square feet. That’s one big barn.]

Just because you like castles and want a castle, doesn’t mean you should have a castle…

Found by: Emerald63

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4 Comments on "Caricature of a Castle"

  1. Silly me. I thought this place was awful. However, I found and submitted today’s lsiting before we saw this: http://looneylisting.com/2014/09/09/crazy-connecticut-castle-crushes-competition/. Hmm… craptastic for around $1.1M vs craptasmagorical for $45M. I guess craptastic isn’t so bad after all, eh? :\

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  2. I shudder to imagine this place under snow cover, let alone trying to heat it. Brr!

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  3. I THINK THE DESCPTN IS MORE EXTRM THAN THE HOUSE ITSLF. IT’S ALL IN CAPS AND HAS AN EXTNSV OVERUSE OF ABBRVATNS.

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  4. @Frodo: OMG UR RITE!

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