We have affordable castle living in Scotland, a conceptual house in a rock, a man-made island in Dubai that is FINALLY ready, and an amazing fixer in the woods in Idaho.
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Castle Life, But No Castle Dollars? Head to Scotland
Want to live in a castle, but don’t have castle coffers? The historic Dalnair Castle in Loch Lomond — roughly 30 minutes from Glasgow, Scotland — may be the answer.
The castle has been converted into 10 luxurious two and three-bed apartments, Glasgow Live reported.
“Since its purchase by FM Group in 2016, the castle has undergone a £3.3 million refurbishment,” the story said. “Built in 1884 by Glasgow merchant, Thomas Brown, on the site of the former much smaller Endrickbank House, the castle boasts a striking tower and Tudor-arched doorway.”
Prices for the apartments range from £310,000 to £575,000 (US$392,523 to $728,067), and will be completed in late 2019.
The House Built In a Rock
We see lots of “O” homes here, but this is a definite “OMG” home — a concept for a house built entirely in a rock.
My Modern Met showcases the design of architect Amey Kandalgaonkar, who designed the concept for this modern home into the side of a huge rock, inspired by the Mada’in Saleh rock tombs in Saudi Arabia.
Kandalgoankar explains how he created the concept using 3-D software.
Dubai’s Man-Made Palm Jumeirah Almost Ready
It’s taken nearly 20 years, but Dubai’s man-made Palm Jumeirah is almost complete, Mansion Global reported.
“Back in 2001, each morning the Dutch dredgers would sail out to the waters of the Arabian Gulf and fill their vast hulls with thousands of tons of sand sucked from the seabed,” the magazine wrote. “Each day for five years, the ships sailed back and forth to complete the seemingly Sisyphean task of creating a palm tree-shaped island some five kilometers long and with a crescent that was twice as long.”
The man-made island has a mile-and-a-half wide trunk, 17 “fronds” and a surrounding crescent, all full of mixed-use development, luxurious hotels, and homes.
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I’d A Go To This Idaho Mountain Retreat
Looking for nature? Want a fixer with some already swoony details? Like mountains? Circa found this historic home in Idaho tucked into 10 wooded acres overlooking Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho.
Yes, it needs some work. But the stained glass caught the eye of writer Elizabeth Finkelstein, and caught ours, too.
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