By: Britta Dragicevic
“Having the availability of your boat at the dock anytime to go fishing or just to sit there and have a glass of wine – water calms you and puts you in a different world,” says Jeff Baggett, owner of “The Castle” on Smith Lake in the gorgeous rolling hills of northern Alabama.
A calm, relaxing drive through a private winding road surrounded by 18 acres of park-like forest leads to the home deemed by locals as “The Castle.” The home is situated on a bluff overlooking the pristine waters of the third cleanest lake in the United States.
“People comment on the cleanliness of Smith Lake all the time. And fortunately, our lake association is filled with people dedicated to keeping it that way,” says Baggett. “It’s a quiet lake where you can explore more 560 miles of shoreline and access four counties.”
To take advantage of gorgeous views, The Castle has been carved out of rock shifts to blend harmoniously into the landscape. Constructed over a 24-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. The exterior is maintenance-free with extensive copper detailing. The home is offered fully furnished.
The property’s 4,400 feet of shoreline secure privacy along with gated entrances and full security systems. At the 50’ by 50’ boat dock with three boat lifts, an attached 30’ by 25’ air conditioned boathouse offers an interior 10 ’by 10’ fishing hole for convenient and climate-controlled angling in 100 foot depths of water. An 8,000 square foot 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. 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 15 minute drive from Nashville, Tennessee and only 45 minutes from Birmingham, Alabama.