According to listing information, the over-100-year-old castle was built for a German baroness and was modeled after a castle on the Rhine. The $2.75 million asking price not only gets one lucky buyer their very own schloss, but 30 acres on Paris Mountain with incredible views of Greenville and the mountains.
From what little information I could gather on the internet, the castle has been lived in for years by an elderly couple (the listing confirms that it has been held by one family since the 1920's). Teenage lore of the 1980's pegged the estate as "Devil's Castle" and it was a longstanding rumor that it was used by Satan worshippers who, every Halloween, would abduct a child to sacrifice on the castle's grounds. (Naturally, there was no basis in fact to those rumors.)
While the castle is in need of some updating, it's an undeniably beautiful structure. Take a look:
The exterior, love the ivy growing over the building!
Not sure what this space is, but it seems to be just a large hall.
View of the castle from the 1/3 mile driveway.
Beautiful lush landscaping.
The kitchen could use an update, but that shouldn't be a problem for new owners who have almost three million to spend.
Beautiful beamed ceiling in this great room.
Stone arches frame the view from this porch.
This face of the castle peeks through the trees to the town below.
Great stone trim inside at the stairway.
Another view of the exterior.
(all photos taken from current listing information)