Wacky Castle House




wacky castle house

Originally uploaded by inkblurt.

Last time I visited my folks, on my drive between their place up around Canton, GA, and the Atlanta airport, I ran across this strange castle-like house, tucked in the midst of semi-rural suburbs.
I’m dying to know what the heck this thing is.
It appears to have a moat around it, because in the front there’s a railing that looks like it goes into a pool (from my vantage point outside the gate, it was hard to tell).
Out back, it has a weird little smaller castle house like a pool house, maybe? And some creepy cartoonish character sculptures.
It must not be a very new house, because it has a gigantic TV antenna sprouting from one of the conical roofs. (I forgot the word for those things.)
There are a few more pics in the flickr stream, linked from the picture.
(Edit: See the new info on the house in this post)


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  • http://www.troyworman.com Troy Worman

    Wacky, yes. Creepy, yes. But the word that comes to my mind is disturbing. What the hell is going on there?

    Now, you are going to have to find out. Or employ another. You can’t throw something like this at us and hand an indefinite question mark off of it.

    Inkblurt is a very cool blog and I love it!

  • http://yarg.org El Gray

    I have seen the castle house. Isn’t it kinda near Roswell? I forget where, exactly. I’ve only been by it once, when I first moved here.

    Googlemap that thing!

  • http://www.inkblurt.com/ AndrewH

    see my new post … i found it in google earth.

  • Lori

    My hubby is from Roswell and took me to see this place. Our kids LOVE it. It’s cool as a fan!

  • http://www.700south.com Casey

    I work with the owner’s neice (the McLaughlin family). This castle house was built years ago as a result of the man’s promise to build a castle for his wife. The drawbridge really works over the moat to drive into the garage.

    I was told that the inside of the house is also decked out like a castle. The couple is elderly and apparently are irritated by the gawkers who pull into their driveway to take pictures.

    I was told that on several occasions, apparently forgein vistors to the US think it is an amusement park of some type and have brought their kids to tour the property.

  • http://www.rhi.com Gooch

    This isn’t in Canton..its in Alpharetta, GA, close to Marietta.

  • Charlie

    The castle is true fun, inside and out. The owners are very kind, please do not disturb them. There is nothing strange going on there other than simple life. The castle is an example of taking a dream and making it real.

  • http://troyworman.com Troy Worman

    Thanks, Charlie. There you go.