Rule this fairytale castle south of Fort Worth for a princely $6.5M
A five-story fairytale castle on Lake Whitney that might be easy to find in Disney World or along the Las Vegas Strip hit the market for $ 6.5 million.
The 10 bedroom, 15 bathroom Parsons Castle – complete with a drawbridge and moat – is located in the town of Laguna Park on Lake Whitney, considered the Getaway Capital of Texas. It is about 90 miles south of Fort Worth, near Waco. Adam Musiel from eXp Realty has the listing.
The property, built in 2017, has 11,500 square meters of living space on more than two hectares of land. The castle has served as a venue for weddings, corporate events, gatherings, graduation ceremonies, parties, and other gatherings.
The highlights of the castle include:
Balconies on each floor
3,000 square meter ballroom
Groom’s dressing room
Pool and jacuzzi
Hundreds of commentators on Zillow Gone Wild’s Facebook page posted thoughts about Parsons Castle – called “Taj Ma Y’all” by one commenter – that would likely upset a king or queen.
“It looks like you’re starting to stack all the leftover LEGO pieces,” wrote one reviewer.
“Looks like the home of a Texan oil baron trying to copy the houses of the oil barons in the Middle East but mistaking the Middle East for the Middle Ages,” noted another reviewer.
Several friendly, gentler commentators noted exactly that the castle looks like an ideal venue for weddings.
Stuart and Rebecca Parsons built Parsons Castle.
“When we bought the property in 2005, we weren’t sure what we were going to build here. But before we even poured the record, we had three or four weddings here. That’s how it all developed, ”said Stuart Parsons in 2019 to Waco TV station KWTX.
Rebecca Parsons told the Waco Tribune-Herald in 2019 that her husband began working on draft plans for the castle shortly after purchasing the property.
“The castle evolved after years of design changes to the original building drawings,” said Rebecca Parsons. “The original drawings didn’t look like a castle, but with the help of Sterling Thompson Architects and John Rogers, the project’s civil engineer – both from Waco – the castle was made to everyone’s delight.”
Workers started casting the slab for the project in 2009.
“It’s been a long project with a lot of changes over the years,” Rebecca Parsons told the Waco newspaper. “But the finished product speaks for itself. It’s absolutely amazing and beautiful inside and out, and the perfect location for a wedding, large event, or large party. “