Tupper Lake, New York
A 6,000-square-foot medieval castle -- made entirely of cinderblocks on 20 acres of pristine and remote land in -Adirondack Park. The castle also is situated so that the view stretches 100 miles in every direction.
Renaissance-themed game room called a "Fungeon."
Wood craftsman Matteo Bartolotta, made a hand-carved ornate kitchen. The kitchen leads to a library, with a wall of books.
Pull the correct book and the wall will swivel to reveal
a secret passage leading to a powder room.
The stairway opens to a 20-foot-high great room.
King and queen's master suites will each consist of a large bedroom with a bathroom and a balcony overlooking the great room. The queen's room will also have a drawbridge at its entrance, should invaders try to capture her.
On the fourth floor are four more bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, each named and designed after a chess piece..
The roof will be outfitted with a wood-heated hot tub, a greenhouse, and an outdoor fireplace. Guests can climb the
60-foot-high turret and look out over the 20-acre property.
Skaneateles, New York
Merrily stroll up to the arched window entrance to be greeted with a unique open glass stairway. Situated on an elevated site with every room has oversized windows to enjoy the view, especially from the slipper tub in the master bathroom.
The interior has modern lines with a nod to a traditional esthetic, offset with creative and unusual materials and design elements.
Take a stroll down to the beach house with its opposing barn doors for a covered open-air experience. This beach house has all the trimmings: a bunkhouse, full kitchen, laundry, fireplace, and bathrooms.
Further down, custom pergolas and stonework steps promenade to a new classic boathouse with storage for any sweet vintage Chris-Craft ride to continue the dream.
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