Wednesday, January 30, 2019

‘Doomsday Prepper’ Castle in Nevada Desert On Sale for $900,000

From Sputnik:

If you’ve always dreamed about living in a castle away from it all, here’s your opportunity.
A four-story, 22-room, 8,000-square-foot castle in the Nevada desert, also known as the Hard Luck Mine Castle, is now for sale for $900,000.

The property, which is located at 1 Bonnie Clair Road in Goldfield, Nevada, 187 miles from Las Vegas and 325 miles from Reno, was constructed over 12 years, from 2000 to 2012, according to the property's listing.

The castle has become a tourist attraction in Esmeralda County and is owned by Randy Johnson, a former builder and craftsman who lived in Southern California and Lake Tahoe.

"He built the Castle following his dream to construct something of that magnitude under his own design," Jake Rasmuson, who is marketing the property, told Business Insider. "He plans to fulfill other adventures after the sale."

"In a lot of ways, it's a ‘doomsday prepper' dream home…MORE, including video
No castle-builder in their right mind would construct their edifice directly below an overlooking hill.

It sort of fits the mood of Goldfield though. Here from the Encyclopedia of Forlorn Places is the world-famous Arc de la Débâcle: