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Inside real-life Disney citadel with dungeon, secret passageways and drawbridge

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Inside real-life Disney citadel with dungeon, secret passageways and drawbridge

A fortunate potential home-owner can stay on this grand citadel in Michigan, US – full with a hidden Tudor bar, roof terrace and 26 rooms

The castle is fit for a royal and is listed for $2.3million (£1.7million)
The citadel is match for a royal and is listed for $2.3million (£1.7million)

A ‘magnificent’ citadel full with a drawbridge, dungeon and secret passageways is up for grabs and appears as if it’s straight out of a Disney film.

The fortunate purchaser can ‘stay like Tudor royalty’ because the citadel has 26 rooms, 5 flooring and is tucked into the gorgeous woodlands of Michigan, US.

The property that’s up on the market for £1.7million has caught the eye of social media customers after images emerged of its quirky construction and decor.

Estate brokers Sotheby’s International Realty listed it on property website Zillow three months in the past, which exhibits a shocking 60-ton metal construction topped by medieval stone-walled turrets.







The citadel sits in a six acre plot and has 26 rooms
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There is a moat, portcullis and drawbridge to guard its entrance, and lots of the rooms have oak partitions.

The citadel is full with grand staircases from the doorway corridor, and the master suite is ideal for a king and queen with a four-poster mattress and balcony.

Inside the citadel, there is a hidden 50ft spiral staircase which leads from the roof terrace to a secret cave that’s good for entertaining – full with a Tudor-style bar and wine cellar.







There is even a portcullis and drawbridge
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The six-acre plot is a part of a gated group, and the home-owner can attain the citadel via a winding forest which has iron-sculpted dragons.

The gorgeous house was designed by James LeBlanc and accomplished in 1991 as an engagement current to his then-wife Vera LeBlanc – 22 years after he promised to construct her one as a result of he could not afford a hoop.







The house is straight out of a Disney film and has a ‘dungeon’
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James lived within the property from 1991, when it was constructed, till 2019, and the grand citadel stays vacant.

Realtor Mike Kuligowski, 34 is promoting the vacant fortress listed at $2.3million, which is £1.7million.

Since it has been available on the market, the citadel has had 40 viewings in 92 days however it’s but to be offered.







The property was designed by James LeBlanc as an engagement current after he couldn’t afford a hoop
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Mike, who specialises in promoting distinctive properties, mentioned: “I was blown away by it. When my client told me he had a castle to sell, I thought ‘yeah, right’, because a lot of people talk like they’ve got a castle.

“It’s fairly over-the-top. It feels very very similar to a citadel whenever you’re in it. It’s a really elaborate and custom-style house. The main bedroom is unbelievable.







Realtor Mike Kulogowski is on the lookout for a purchaser who needs to stay like Tudor royalty
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“When I drove up and saw the working portcullis and the 763lbs front door, I realised he wasn’t joking and it really was a castle. It’s the sort of thing you dream of as a kid.

“This is ideal for somebody eccentric like the unique proprietor and somebody who likes to point out off.

“It’s designed and built to host people. So it’s for someone who likes the experience of having people over and wanting to give them an experience.







The ‘excessive’ house is match for royalty
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He says he is had a number of curiosity from folks hoping to make use of it as a unusual AirBnB or marriage ceremony venue however since it’s in a gated group, this isn’t allowed.

The property additionally includes a heated storage reverse the citadel, fitted with a rest room and seat from one of many Concorde jets former US army engineer James helped design.







The fairy story citadel is nestled in a woodland
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James offered the home six years in the past however paid lease to stay there till he moved into assisted dwelling in 2019

The distinctive citadel has garnered consideration on Facebook, with many customers in awe of the quirky house.

One admirer commented mentioned: “Not just yes, but hell yes.”

Another mentioned: “I love it. The only thing I’d be really hesitant about is the amount of freaking dusting you’d have to do for all the custom millwork.







The home is filled with a number of quirky rooms and options
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“Though I’m guessing if you pay $2.3million on a house, you’re probably also hiring a housekeeper.”

A 3rd joked: “I can’t imagine the guilt If I were to buy this magnificent place and then just have laundry, magazines and months-old unpaid bills envelope piles sitting around.”

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