Although it acts as a Gothic cathedral from the novel, this 180 year old Hadlow Tower is a modern home within the interior.
This real architectural treasure is located in Tonbridge, Kent, and is selling at a price of $2.7 million. The castle is almost 53.34 meters tall and extends to 8 levels, built by rich merchant Walter May in 1838. There is an urban legend that such a high cast May has been built to spy on a woman he believed to cheat him with a local farmer.
However, from the time it was built to this day, this castle has undergone extensive remont and transformation, so its interior is a contradiction to its exterior. In the castle there are 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, dining room, kitchen, cinema hall and reception room.
The living room has beautiful windows, a chandelier and a magic fireplace that in the winter period makes this place even more idyllic. From the modernity that this castle possesses are an elevator and, of course, electrical installations while the decor is ultra modern with some medieval elements, such as metal knights’ armor.
The dining room has a pink color as a theme and there is also a piano for the fans of classical music inside this room. One of the bedrooms looks royal, as it has light blue walls, heavy draperies on the windows for privacy, so it is assumed that some future owners might just find their favorite place here.
Wooden stairs lead you up to the next levels of the castle. All in all, the interior design is quite eclectic, and it contains elements of industrial style.
Curiosity is certainly the fact that at the very top of the castle there is a main bedroom with a exit on the terrace where it is supposed, a spectacular view of the greenery of Kent.
For some time, this property could be rented as a holiday home, but it was purchased by private owner Christian Tym for only $568,187. Tym family are now selling for private reasons and ask $2,7 million for it. Not without reason!
By the way, this is the tallest tower in the world built in Gothic style.