Monday, October 31, 2011

Castle Dromborg

Less than 30 miles from here, our dream home is for sale. I didn't even know it existed until it was advertised in Sunday's edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Castle Dromborg looks like a 1000 year old Scottish castle, but actually was built in 2008. Many artisans worked on the project, it boasts 4 million pounds of Arkansas stone with an additional million pounds in the landscaping.
The 13,000+ square foot 5 bedroom/5 bathroom home sets on a 100 acre woods with amazing views of the Ozark Mountains.
It may look ancient, but smart home technology, commercial grade elevator, heated floors and driveways make this a home that is state of the art. It even has a 3,800 square foot guest house for those unexpected weekend relatives that show up!
White River Hardwoods owners Bruce and Joan Johnson say living here is magical. The setting for the castle is perfect, atop South Mountain just outside Fayetteville, Arkansas.
 Sunrise Custom Homes won the Residential Design Build 2010 Excellence Award for best "Architectural Feature/Element" for new construction of Dromborg.

The Library is detailed to perfection including exquisite hand-carved and hand-rubbed moldings, deeply fluted columns, coffered ceilings, antique onyx lighting and high ceilings.
The Corinthian Order defines the room with custom palmette frieze and rich Cherry wood beams.
The Master bedroom has his and her private bathrooms and closets with shared stone shower...♥

Who wouldn't love closets that look like this?
Quarter-sawn White Oak cabinets with oversized custom columns and gothic glass in the uppers, Sub-Zero refrigerator, 2 Sub-Zero under counter refrigerator drawers, Viking 8 burner range, Electrolux double ovens, Bosch dishwasher make this the kitchen of your DREAMS! 

The main entry boasts a massive White Oak Dutch door that welcomes guests.

The Great Room is a combination sitting, dining and kitchen with vaulted 26' ceilings lined with hand carved rustic cypress beams. The room was designed so that the entry table would double as the dining table.

Magnificent iron gates open through beautifully crafted stone walls to the private driveway which gracefully winds up the mountain to the estate.

Gargoyle sentinels guard the grounds.

 Wondering how much a house like this would set you back? Well, a 30-year mortgage, with 20% down (roughly $2.8 million) at 6% interest would run just under $70,000 per month. The good news is that they are throwing in a Rolls Royce with the purchase!
Garage: 5 car garage and 1 single car garage both heated/cooled
Great Room: 32x68, Includes Entry area, Dining for 14+, Main sitting area, Ceiling Vaults from 14' to 26', (4) 14x14 beams line the vaulted ceiling with hand carved panels along with (11) 6x6 rustic cypress beams, Complete multi-media system
Chapel: 10x10, Domed Ceiling with round faux cut stone wall, Antique chandelier, Stone floors
Guest Wing: 3 Monastic Sleeping Chambers, 12x12 rooms with large windows, Built-in closet and chest of drawers, Full bathroom with quarter sawn White Oak paneling and stone floors, Kohler cast iron tub with 220 jets
Master Bedroom: 20x20, Walls in this exquisite room are 60% glass and face the rising sun. Fabulous sun and moonrise, Fully carpeted, Access to intimate porch, Built-in bedside chests and pendant lights, Crystal chandelier, Up-lighting to barrel vault ceiling
Elevator: ThyssenKrupp commercial elevator, Capacity 2200 lbs., Elevator car is paneled in Knotty Walnut with a natural finish and upholstery panels, hand carved moldings, and stone floor
Men's Lounge: 21x17 and 8x10, Intimate setting with massive embellished double beams supported by massive hand carved corbel brackets with hearts, clubs, spades, and diamond motifs., (2) Private patios, Full bathroom with shower, Overlook to Great Room
Map Room: Intricate beamed ceiling, Rusticated walls with deep window openings, White Oak floors with Cypress inlay
Observation Deck (4th floor): Blue Stone Patio, Fireplace, Gas outlet for grill, Heated floors for ice melt, Amazing view of Ozark Mountains and valleys
Additional Rooms: Guest Suite with Full Bathroom, Laundry Room, Large Butler's Pantry, Half Bathroom, 12x12 Wine Cellar, 7 Mechanical rooms
Extra/Amenities: 10x14 double hand wrought entry gates with security code pad, Walled courtyard garden with oversized fountain, Pool, 1/2 acre pond with lights, fountain and stocked with fish, Natural gas generator (V8 engine), Storage Building, 3 tee boxes and golf green


  1. Having a little trouble coming up with the down payment...

  2. Go for it, bring all your friends and relatives. Have fun dreaming!!!

  3. Joycee
    Let's see. I figure you're going to need a maid and a butler. I look real good in a little black and white apron and my hubby would
    make a most ditinguished doorman.
    Yours for only $10,00. a month, housing and meals included, of course. I will provide my own transportation there. Feel free to e-mail me and we'll talk holidays and bonuses, and such! I look forward to hearing from you!!

  4. I'll take two... yeah, right. Somehow I think my junk would look out of place in there (not to mention "I" would look out of place) and I have no plans to get rid of my junk. I love all the stone, but that's much to rich for my blood.

  5. Wow! That's pretty impressive. I was in Arkansas today. Took 21 down to Clarksville and 7 back. I liked Johnson County a lot and the drive on 7 is gorgeous. Saw the biggest Walmart I've ever been in at Harrison.

  6. Well,that Rolls makes it such a bargain!

    Be interesting to see who has that much money!

    Forget my furniture not fitting in; I wouldn't fit in!!

  7. And just 2 people live in all that space? What a waste. When I look at it all I see is all the cleaning involved. I do think you should move in and all of us will move in with you. Lord knows there's enough room for at least 40-50 people or more...


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