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A Fairytale Castle for Sale in Texas

A grand fairytale castle, less than 140 miles from Austin, has re-entered the housing market for $5.5 million. The Parsons Castle in Clifton, near Waco, is a glorious cliffside escape with the apt nickname: The Getaway Capital of Texas.

A Brief History of Parsons Castle

The property was purchased by its sole owners, Stuart and Rebecca Parsons, in 2005. The slab that would become the genesis for the castle was poured in 2009. By 2017, the magnificent structure had been fully constructed and has since lived an illustrious life as a venue for weddings, reunions, and many other special occasions.

Features of the Castle

Overlooking Lake Whitney, the castle and event venue features 10 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms across 11,500 square feet of space, destined to make every guest feel like royalty. The five-story castle has balconies on every floor, a private pool and hot tub, a 3,000-square-foot ballroom, a bridal suite and groom’s dressing room, gazebos galore, and much more. Like every good castle, it has a drawbridge and a moat.

Market History and Current Listing

As CultureMap previously reported, the castle was listed for sale in 2021 for $6.5 million. It didn’t sell at the time, so it was taken off the market. Eric Hacker of Hacker Property Group now holds the listing. “With the price adjustment and with the time lapse in our market, we felt that [$5.5 million] was going to be a much more appealing price for the public and for what this venue has the possibilities of [accomplishing],” Hacker explained to CultureMap.

Potential Buyers and Future Plans

Hacker expects his primary audience to be those who already have a business plan lined up to keep the property as an event venue, but he’s not counting out potential buyers who fall in love with the castle. “There could always be an individual who comes in and just falls in love with how special it is and find it appealing for themselves,” he says. “But it’s really highly accommodating for someone who sees it as an event venue that can hold large events and parties.”

More Information about Parsons Castle

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