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Bavarian-style “castle” asks just $850,000

The massive home was modeled after the home featured in Hitchcock’s “Rebecca”

September 28, 2014 12:00PM

A "castle" home in St. Mary, Missouri

A “castle” home in St. Mary, Missouri

Yet another American “castle” has hit the market, but this time with a Hollywood twist. The Missouri fortress is modeled on Manderley, the Bavarian-style English country estate in Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of “Rebecca.”

German-born owner, Guenter Foerster, commissioned the 7,000-square-foot home in the 1970s. It features hand-painted ceilings, stained-glass windows and three fireplaces “massive enough to roast a hog.”

In 2009, the home listed for $3.2M, with nearly 700 acres. Now the home is being offered with 100 acres for $850,000, or with an additional 272 acres and a “rustic lodge” for $1.5 million. The property also comes with a donkey. [Curbed] Christopher Cameron

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