This Hamilton castle is on the market for just under $9 million (PHOTOS)

Feb 8 2021, 1:30 pm

If you’ve been looking to make all of your wildest fairytale dreams come true, then you’re in luck, because a stunning castle in Hamilton just hit the market.

Ravenscliffe Castle, located at 26 Ravencliffe Drive, just minutes from downtown Hamilton, has over 12,000 sq ft of royal charm. As if living in a castle wasn’t enough reason to want to buy it, it also comes fully furnished and the owners are even throwing in an antique 1928 Ford car.

The only catch is that the whole thing will cost you just under $9 million.

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The Hamilton castle, which is listed for $8,888,888, has a gothic exterior that is nothing short of amazing. It’s got gorgeous stone, a beautiful spire, and even a five-storey-tall tower with actual battlements, just in case you need to defend yourself from an impending attack.

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The castle not only looks great, but it has some historical significance too.

“The history of this property goes back to 1881,” said Zoocasa agent Sean Cowan. It’s one of the first buildings ever built in Hamilton by James Balfour, the architect who is also responsible for building City Hall.
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Inside, the castle features a grand stairway with original carved wood, spacious living rooms, wainscoting throughout the home, a billiards room, and a dining room that could comfortably fit more than a dozen people.

If you want to really embrace the castle’s old-timey feel, you can cozy up by one of the eight (yes, eight) fireplaces throughout it.

“The details of the era can be found throughout this castle both inside and out,” Cowan said. “Buyers interested in this property will likely recognize and prize its historical significance and want to participate in the lifestyle that comes with that. After all, they’re buying more than just bricks and mortar, or in this case, it’s more than just a home; they are buying an experience.”

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hamilton castle

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Although the home has kept up its historical appearance, the kitchen is totally modern, with a large fridge, dishwasher, and a big island with room for bar stools.

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And if you’re worried about having enough space for you and all of your friends and family to stay here, don’t be. There are a whopping 12 bedrooms and five bathrooms, all of which look incredibly spacious.

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Even the basement, which is partially finished, looks like it belongs in a castle. With its dark flooring and moody feel, it could definitely pass for an upscale castle dungeon.

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This isn’t the first time that the house has been on the market in recent years. It was last sold in October 2014 for just $1.4 million and was then re-listed in 2015 for $3.9 million.

It didn’t sell so it was taken off the market and then listed once again in 2017 for $8,999,900 where it, again, didn’t sell. The new listing price marks an over $100,000 deduction since its last listing.

If anyone wants to go halfsies on this place, just let us know.

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