Amsterdam Castle for Sale

This castle in Amsterdam, New York, is for sale for only a million dollars. It has quite a history.

Built in 1894 by the state of New York for the National Guard, Amsterdam Castle is a 36,000 square foot private residence listed on the National Register of Historic Places New York originally built 100 of these armories, of which nearly 50 are still in use by the National Guard. Other “sister” armories uses include a military museum (Saratoga), art gallery (Manhattan East Side), and a concert hall (Albany). This armory was decommissioned in 1995 and is the only armory converted into a home.

This magnificent building has 2 suites (featuring King sized beds in each turret) for overnight guests in addition to a 10,000 sq ft gymnasium, a rifle range, a fallout shelter and billiard room. The current owners bought the building in 2005 and embarked on an extensive renovation and redecoration. In addition to returning the building to its lush Victorian decor, the renovation featured environmentally friendly building materials such as low VOC paints and repurposed wood. The castle has Wi-Fi, cable TV and high speed internet, onsite parking for 40 and ample street parking. The gymnasium can hold 1000+ (and 500 seated), making us the largest event and reception facility in the county. The 18” brick walls hold the temperature at a surprisingly ambient level, making it pleasant in summer and heat-effective in winter.

The sale is being handled by Sotheby's International Realty. At the home's website, you can read about the building's history and browse through pages and pages of photographs. Link  -via Boing Boing


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This could be my dream house! Indoor rifle range. Storerooms behind storerooms. Indoor auto shop. Offices below bedrooms that open into a 10,000 laboratory / demonstration space with an observation platform that runs the full width.

Of course, the bathrooms and kitchens need to be completely redone.
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also listed @ "historic properties" these last couple of years too ....

nice place for the money just don't look @ the rat's nest 'hood it's in nore look @ the street view
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