Sam Brannan 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.
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.”
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.
The family room, punctuated with a castle-replica fireplace, is proof that Craig’s creativity knows no bounds.
A sunroom, formal dining room, breakfast nook, and attached garage comprise the remainder of main home, each with a unique story. … (read more)