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.
Magnus Ridge Winery
Rock Stream, New York
Magnus Ridge Winery is located a few miles north of Watkins Glen's village on the western shore of Seneca Lake on Route 14.
Although it's tasting room and café resemble a French chateau in design, the building is a fusion of Old World architectural styles that give it an imposing yet inviting aura.
Its name, Magnus Ridge Winery, pays homage to its size as well as its location.
The plan includes a large, open-air porch and park-like patio area in the rear of the building that overlooks scenic two ponds.
The building's interior features an expansive main tasting area that is flanked by twin tasting rooms that resemble rustic wine cellars and are used for larger parties.
The back of the building is an even larger tasting room designed to accommodate bus-sized groups.