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A Country Castle Gone Grotesque in an Arkansas Spa Town

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Location: Hot Springs, Ark.
Price: $4,899,000
The Skinny: Neighbors probably needed the soothing baths of Hot Springs, Ark., more than ever after this less than winsome castle went up in their neighborhood in 2009. Built for a "Little Rock tycoon," the 7,900-square-foot architectural muddle fronts on Lake Hamilton, an artificial lake created by the 1932 damming of the Ouachita River. Thankfully, the lake is far less artificial than this Old World-inspired spread, which attempts to pack all the architectural characteristics of an actual European castle onto a small lot. That lake may, in fact, be the saving grace, as the best part of this $4.9M estate is the tiny lakefront dock.
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