By Britta Dragicevic
Enchanting beauty. Peaceful escape. Begin your retreat into a calmer, relaxing pace as you drive through the private winding road surrounded by eighteen acres of park-like forest that leads to “The Castle” on Smith Lake—in the gorgeous rolling hills of northern Alabama. Situated on a bluff overlooking the pristine waters of the third cleanest lake in the United States, The Castle has been carved out of rock shifts to blend harmoniously into the landscape. Its grand appearance has garnered it status as a local legend, while its natural privacy guarantees that your family and guests will enjoy undisturbed serenity.
Constructed over a twenty-four-month period, this custom built four-story home includes a gourmet kitchen and master suite that encompasses the entire third level. With 5,500 square feet of gracious living space, this home features three additional bedrooms as well as custom baths. Towering window walls and a three-story glass-encased solarium provide breathtaking views of lake and long-distance vistas. Exquisite plasterwork with columns and scrollwork hallmark the custom craftsmanship in the home. The exterior is maintenance-free with extensive copper detailing. The home is offered fully furnished. More than 4,400 feet of shoreline secure your privacy along with gated entrances and full security systems at all of the property’s primary locations. At the 50- by 50-foot boat dock with three boat lifts, an attached 30- by 25-foot air-conditioned boathouse offers an interior 10- by 10-foot fishing hole for convenient and climatecontrolled angling in 100-foot depths of water. An 8,000-squarefoot shop and air conditioned toy garage offers the ideal setting for the motoring enthusiast with room to store up to four touring buses. Smith Lake is located near Cullman, Alabama and has 560 miles of shoreline. Its crystal clear waters and depths of over 400 feet make it ideal for water sports, swimming and angling. “The Castle” is located within an easy two hour and fifteen minute drive from Nashville, Tennessee and only forty-five minutes from Birmingham, Alabama.
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