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Architecture: Austin’s Mystical Camelot

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writes: Nestled on a secluded cul-de-sac in Shady Hollow, TX, lies an old-world architectural gem, dubbed Dunvegan Keep, a property that’s gained recognition from neighbors and architecture enthusiasts alike. The price tag for this rare enclave? $2,285,000.

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But for owner and builder, Craig Turner, and his wife, Ciera, the neoclassical masterpiece is priceless. It represents a decades-long journey for Craig, who poured his heart and soul into the 6,362-square-foot medieval mansion. “It sounds hokey, but I’m a creative genius. This home was an outlet for my artistic passion.”

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Behind behemoth antique double doors, guests are greeted by stained glass and stone sculptures. “Once you cross the threshold, you’re transported to a different era.” says Stephanie Nick, the home’s listing agent. “There’s really nothing quite like it.” Nothing else in Austin, TX, anyway.

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The family room, punctuated with a castle-replica fireplace, is proof that Craig’s creativity knows no bounds.

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A sunroom, formal dining room, breakfast nook, and attached garage comprise the remainder of main home, each with a unique story. … (read more)

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Source: Trulia

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