Castle Von Frandsen

Hospitality for Sale
Catylist Listing ID: 29976840
Property Subtypes: Bed & Breakfast, Chalet, Inn, Resort, Vacation Rental(s)
Building Status: Under Construction
Number of Units: 1 Units
Building Size (RSF): 8,000 SF
Gross Building Area: See Agent
Gross Land Area: 374,006 SF
Sale Price: $6,500,000
Unit Price: $6,500,000 Per Unit
Ceiling: 16 ft.
Property Use Type: Vacant/Owner-User
Building Name: Castle Von Frandsen
Sale Terms: Cash to Seller, Other
Cap Rate: Undisclosed
Last Updated: 3/19/2018

Overview / Comments

Castle Von Frandsen is a real castle under construction on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho. The castle and the Frandsen Forrest have been the site for a couple of minor films and the History Channel has done a program on the build. THC funded a portion of the costs of the 45' bell tower up the mountain. The castle is in vanilla shell state and with the addition of the last Norman tower currently nearing completion, will have a floor plan of more than 8,000 sf. Constructed by the American authority on castles Roger DeClement of CastleMagic, it has granite walls both exterior and interior. The ceilings are beamed with timbers from the Frandsen Forrest and stone fireplaces are on multiple levels. More than a million pounds of imported stone have gone into the construction. The interior is dried in and ready for personal touches and designs. Kitchen, interior pool, pantry, and accessory building upgrades await the new owner's vision.

On the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, the castle is a remote getaway location for special events, weddings, and as a music venue. The 374,006 sq ft grounds and 8,000 sq ft structure would make an extraordinary and unique personal estate or special events center. Leased up by the week for $10K during season , the castle has been a music venue and the site for filming. One major filming is scheduled for Summer 2018. Contact listing agent for more info.

Additional Details

Nearest MSA: Sandpoint
County: Bonner
Taxing Authority: Bonner County
Tax ID/APN: RP005670000120A Legal Desc: 28-57N-1W BEAVER POINT LOT 12 and RP033700000010A Legal Desc: 28-57N-1W RIVERA ESTATES LOT 1
Zoning: R10
Retail Clientele: Family, Tourist, Recreation, Other
Property Located Between: Bottle Bay area
Property Visibility: Excellent
Largest Nearby Street: Eureka Rd
Feet of Frontage: 687
Highway Access: From US 95, Sagle Rd east to E Bottle Bay Rd, north to Eureka Rd to Rough Rd
Airports: Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint
Site Description: The area is forested with lakeside estates and summer homes dotting the shoreline. The Castle is on a north slope with cliffs topped with battlement walls providing a fortress ambiance.
Area Description: North Idaho is primarily forested with numerous large lakes and spectacular mountain scenery. Sandpoint is the home the an annual musical festival and is at the base of Schweitzer Mountain, a world class ski resort.
Nearby Attractions: The north end of the lake has numerous resorts and restaurants including at Hope, Sandpoint, and at nearby Bottle Bay.
Total Number of Buildings: 3
Number of Stories: 4
Property Condition: Excellent
Year Built: 2016
Roof Type: Hip
Construction/Siding: Granite
Water Recreation: Other
Exterior Description: The castle complex is primarily granite with hewn timbers from the Frandsen Forrest. The cliff is topped with a battlement wall and the access to the dock area is via a tunnel under the main castle tower.
Total Parking Spaces: 40
Parking Type: Surface
Parking Description: Limited parking adjacent to the castle, some at the History Channel Tower landing and more than an acre at the entrance to the property .
Heat Type: Electricity, Other
Heat Source: Other
Air Conditioning: Other
Internet Access: Other
Interior Description: Vanilla shell with interior granite walls, walnut framed window openings, and electrical and soft wire conduits throughout.
Zoning Description: Rural -10 which allows for a variety of residential and support structures, recreational facilities, and public or private resorts.
Lot Frontage: 687
Water Service: Well
Sewer Type: Municipal
Easements: Utilities
Easements Description: Bottle Bay Sewer District and electrical service.
Land Ownership: unencumbered
Legal Description: RP005670000120A Legal Desc: 28-57N-1W BEAVER POINT LOT 12 and RP033700000010A Legal Desc: 28-57N-1W RIVERA ESTATES LOT 1

Demographic Statistics

Proximity: 5 miles
Total Population: 7,891
Median Age: 43.01
Households: 3,278


Photograph of Listing Agent

Tom Watson

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