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The Sorriest Castle in All the Land Wants $150K

Standing tall and utterly out of place, this nutty castle in New Orleans, La. is on the market for $150K. Called Fisherman's Castle, the architectural oddity was originally constructed in 1981 by Simon Villemarette, a Louisiana builder who was "tired of building rectangular structures" and hopeful that the campy palace might garner tourist attention during the 1984 World's Fair. Unlike most other castle listings around the country, though, the slanting, two-bedroom structure is more of a leaky fixer-upper than a regal retreat. Still, it offers plenty of access to the bayou, a nearby "fishing camp" with a covered dock, and heaps of, uh, originality.

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