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Buy this single-family castle for less than $350,000

0 Highway 31N, Mooresburg, TNFor sale: $349,900You know how it is with castles: They're huge, and it can be so much work keeping up the moat.Here's a castle without the hassle: a reasonably sized two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath, 3,526-square-foot castle built with brick walls and 20-foot ceilings in Tennessee. And it's on 70 acres — plenty of room for hunting dragons.According to the brokerage
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0 Highway 31N, Mooresburg, TN
For sale: $349,900

You know how it is with castles: They're huge, and it can be so much work keeping up the moat.

Here's a castle without the hassle: a reasonably sized two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath, 3,526-square-foot castle built with brick walls and 20-foot ceilings in Tennessee. And it's on 70 acres — plenty of room for hunting dragons.

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According to the brokerage selling the home, United Country Clinch Mountain Real Estate, the couple who bought the property in the 1980s intended at first to build a replica of Tara from "Gone with the Wind."

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"Somewhere along the line, she changed her mind and decided she wanted a castle," said Amy Shrader, an associate of agent Joseph Haun.

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The owners have passed away, so their son is selling the castle. The brick floor moves a bit when you walk on it, and the half-bathroom on the main floor contains a secret room. You have to push on the wall to open it.

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And they did keep a piece of Tara. The staircase was brought in from the Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta, where "Gone with the Wind" premiered.

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When the castle was completed, news coverage attracted throngs of tourists who wanted to see the castle on the hill. The owners let them in and gave them a tour, then asked each of them to sign the bricks in the kitchen with markers. The names are still there, though the buzz has died down.

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