This news is definitely a few days old (forgive me, I live in Tennessee), but worth posting. The famous castle on Versailles Road in Woodford County is up for sale again for the cool price of $30 million. The castle is 12,118 square feet, has 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and is surrounded by 50 acres of land.
Most Kentuckians have heard the story behind it. Rex Martin, a wealthy Lexington developer, bought the land along Versailles Road in 1968 to build the castle for his wife after a trip to Europe. Years later during the construction, he and his wife divorced, and it was left unfinished. For years, it sat vacant and untouched, serving only as a tragic tale for passersby. In 2004, Lexington native Tom Post bought the castle to fix it up, but a fire set back renovations another four years, making it seem even more cursed.
Once finished, Post opened it as the Castle Post Hotel, featuring twelve luxury suites, a library, game room, music room, dining hall, ball room, swimming pool, formal garden, basketball court, tennis court, and bar. Here’s a video tour:
If you’re interested in buying, may I recommend using Ryan Lemond as your realtor? He could use the commission.