This majestic piece of real estate near Lexington, Kentucky was originally built to be a single-family home.
Construction began in 1969 by one Rex Martin and his wife Caroline Bogaert Martin. They had traveled a bit in Europe and were stunned by the architecture, so they decided to try to recreate it on some prime acreage in Kentucky. The finished “house” would have fifteen bathrooms, seven bedrooms, a fountain courtyard/driveway area, and more. Unfortunately, before the place was finished the thrill was gone, and Caroline and Rex divorced in 1975. The castle was left unfinished.
Tom Post bought the castle, and did some massive renovations. In May of 2004 the castle caught fire. Post, who lived in Miami at the time, had planned to use the property for charity – hosting fund raisers and other events. Despite the setback of the fire (which cost a bundle), post promised to rebuild.
All the repairs were finished by 2008. The resulting renovations had the castle home to twelve suites, a formal garden and tennis court, a pool, a ball room, a dining hall, and more. Of the sixteen total bedrooms, four of them are in the turrets.
Now known as CastlePost, the property is still owned by Tom Post, and it is an inn and special events venue. Two reports said that the property is for sale again, for a whopping $30,000,000.