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The Castle

Trixie_b
October 13, 2016 05:32PM

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I see that the Castle is up for sale. Anyone got a spare $15m? It's seems to be an amazing 102 acre piece of land, but personally, I think the house is a real monstrosity, and there are scant few interior pictures on the sales literature to make much of an impact.

So, do you love it or hate it?

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singlefin
October 13, 2016 06:14PM

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Can you attach the site address?

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Trixie_b
October 13, 2016 06:17PM

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Alana33
October 13, 2016 06:57PM

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Not a bad price for the following:

The Castle commands a private, secure hilltop setting, surrounded by 102 acres of prime St Croix real estate. Adjacent to the St Croix Yacht Club, this property has 3 acres of beachfront land, half acre marina site, 8 acre commercial parcel (former university lab),and over 90 acres of pristine valley and hillside leading up to and surrounding ''The Castle"

Surprised that the list agent is from STT.

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terry
October 13, 2016 10:41PM

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On Facebook is 4 video of the interior

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Scubadoo
October 14, 2016 12:30AM

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Wow. Can buy the Palms hotel for less than a third of that price.

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singlefin
October 14, 2016 06:20AM

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Thanks for the post Trixie.
For some reason, it dosent appear to be as large on the inside as I imagined.
Can't imagine the upkeep on the place.
Great defensible position up there though.
When the zombie apocalypse hits, that's definitely where I'm shacking up : )

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speee1dy
October 14, 2016 07:43AM

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can you post this link also



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terry
On Facebook is 4 video of the interior

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vicanuck
October 14, 2016 08:00AM

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It will never sell for 15 million. Asking isn't getting. I bet it sells for less than half that price.

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Trixie_b
October 14, 2016 12:20PM

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singlefin
Thanks for the post Trixie.
For some reason, it dosent appear to be as large on the inside as I imagined.
Can't imagine the upkeep on the place.
Great defensible position up there though.
When the zombie apocalypse hits, that's definitely where I'm shacking up : )

The land is wonderful................ and I agree it's absolutely zombie fighting territory up there.

Is it seen as a valued landmark? I can just see someone buying it and perhaps tearing down the house, or fully redesigning the exterior of the home. It's very taste specific

There are more pictures of the interior here, but it only showcases the dining/living and 1 bedroom: [www.flexmls.com]

Here's a series of video of the interior: [www.youtube.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/14/2016 12:44PM by Trixie_b.

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rotorhead
October 14, 2016 01:30PM

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speee1dy
October 14, 2016 02:35PM

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can you post the facebook link or is it a private group


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speee1dy
can you post this link also



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terry
On Facebook is 4 video of the interior

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terry
October 15, 2016 10:44AM

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It's the You Tube that Trixie_B posted

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rmb2830
October 15, 2016 11:11AM

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There is only one bedroom on the main level of the castle. and as shown in rotor's photo, the interior used tt be furnished (or over-furnished) with lots of items...all of that has been removed. One of the first things I noticed my first time there was the ceramic tile covering the garage floor...which was used as a garage...

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speee1dy
October 15, 2016 04:22PM

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thank you, i thought it was something else



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terry
It's the You Tube that Trixie_B posted

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janeinstx
October 16, 2016 09:38AM

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I have some friends that want to come down in March and are looking for something high end to rent. I emailed the realtor to see if the estate would consider renting it for a couple weeks. As you can imagine I've been ignored lol.

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Scubadoo
October 16, 2016 11:25AM

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If it's not furnished as rmb2830 said it wouldn't seem like an option to rent for a couple of weeks.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/16/2016 11:26AM by Scubadoo.

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Alana33
October 16, 2016 12:59PM

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Just from the videos and MLS report it wouldn't be doable as a vacation rental property since its not furnished nor move in ready condition with all the bells and whistles that a high end rental would normally have.

I was surprised to see that a STT Realtor had the listing instead of one from STX. I know the Realtor and he's very good at his job and generally very responsive. Maybe he thought it was a scam inquiry given that it's not at all set up to be inhabited as a vacation rental given the pics on MLS.

I'm sure you can find something gorgeous and perfect for your friends,
janeinstx. Check with a local STX Realtor or one of the many vacation rental sites, vrbo, flipkey, homeaway, airbnb, etc.

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Oldie1
October 16, 2016 04:35PM

Registered: 2 years ago
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Alana--what made you think it was a STT broker? Bry is the broker and she is on STX

Provided as a courtesy of
Bry Locher, Broker
Calabash Real Estate
4126 La Grande Princesse
Christiansted, VI 00820
Office Phone - (340) 718-5285
Cell - (340) 227-7657
Bry@CalabashRealtors.com
[www.CalabashRealtors.com]

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Alana33
October 16, 2016 04:57PM

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Because the MLS report that I viewed listed Peter Briggs/John Foster Real Estate.

They may have a co listing situation as I've done in the past to get more exposure for the seller.

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Scubadoo
October 16, 2016 05:32PM

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The realtor web sites that I've looked at all have MLS listings with the same note Provided as a courtesy of... I haven't figured out yet how to tell who actually has the listing from the web sites.

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rotorhead
October 16, 2016 05:37PM

Registered: 12 years ago
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Oldie1
Alana--what made you think it was a STT broker? Bry is the broker and she is on STX

Provided as a courtesy of
Bry Locher, Broker
Calabash Real Estate
4126 La Grande Princesse
Christiansted, VI 00820
Office Phone - (340) 718-5285
Cell - (340) 227-7657
Bry@CalabashRealtors.com
[www.CalabashRealtors.com]

Honnie Edwards posted on Facebook a few days ago that Calabash Reality was proud to have the listing.

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Islander
October 16, 2016 06:05PM

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My experience... and I just went to four different realtor's websites to double check...When you go to a realtor's website and choose search the MLS listings... the result's table that appears includes a column that says "Listing Office"... and it either says Broker Reciprocity or the name of the realtor whose site you are on if the property is listed with them.

Regarding the castle and who has the listing... according to the websites of the two real estate agencies mentioned:

On John Foster Real Estate website, they are listed as the listing office, [www.usvi-realestate.com].

On Calabash Real Estate website, they are listed as 'broker reciprocity... provided courtesy of". Coulnd't find a way to link right to the property on their site, so you'd have to search for 10M+ St. Croix to narrow it down to the 1 choice. smiling

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Alana33
October 16, 2016 07:20PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,580

There's something called Reciprocity which allows realtors to list other listings but must be stated as such on their websites.

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SunnyCyn
October 18, 2016 12:10PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 65

Just curious: What's the likelihood this would be purchased by an investment group and turned into a resort or something?
That's a lot of land.

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