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