A Castle Bed and Breakfast for $690,000

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The most searched house on Realtor.com this week is what the listing agent calls a castle bed and breakfast. At more than 7,000 sq. ft. on the market for $690,000, the house would seem attractive. However, 15925 Mount Savage Rd. NW, Mount Savage, Maryland, is truly in the middle of nowhere.

Mount Savage is in the northern part of Maryland, close to the Pennsylvania border. It is about midway between Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh. It is near the town of Cumberland and sits north of I-68.

According to the 2010 Census, Mount Savage had a population of 873. Over 96% of the population is white. The percentage of people below the poverty line is about half the national average.

The castle at 15925 Mount Savage Rd. NW has seven bedrooms, six full baths and three half-baths in 7,216 square feet on 1.56 acres. The house was built in 1850 and looks it.

Hard to say what it would cost to fix up, particularly if someone wants to live there and not be in the bed and breakfast business.

The listing:

Elegant Historic Landmark full of charm and unlimited opportunities! Estate home or continue with B&B/Weddings/Events as the current owner has over the past 13 years. Offer 7 bedrooms and 6 full baths, 3 half baths, third floor owners suite, carriage house and exquisite landscaped surroundings. Unique and exceptional in every way. Additional home may be purchased separately adjoining the parcel.

A comment from Realtor.com:

This week’s most popular home is a Scottish-style castle built in the 1850s. And while we’ve seen castles inspire visions before, this week’s is different. This Maryland fortress happens to come with an income opportunity. The stone structure is a bed-and-breakfast! You can knock out two of your dreams with a single stone.

We weren’t surprised to see the castle soar to the top of this week’s most popular homes, but we were surprised by the price attached to this dreamy opportunity: a mere $690,000. While it’s not exactly pocket change, we have a feeling the mortgage will be covered over easy if a buyer knows how to crack an egg.

If someone wants to live nowhere.