Pink ‘castle’ in Rockledge listed for $399,000

Rockledge Castle (Source: Zillow)
Rockledge Castle (Source: Zillow)

People who want to live like a king or queen can own a royal-looking residence in east-central Florida for under $400,000.

The historic pink home, with design details inspired by European castles, is listed for sale with an asking price of $399,000.

The home is located in Rockledge, a town north of Melbourne, and is known as Rockledge Castle, or simply the Castle. Its castle-like architectural features include parapets, turrets and a round, two-story tower.

“The Castle is a property that when you see it, you never forget it,” said Kirk Kessel of Dale Sorenson Real Estate, told Florida Today. His agency has the listing for the home.

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Richard Rummel, Jr., built the home in 1925 in Rockledge’s Valencia Historic District, a 22-acre subdivision named for the type of oranges that grew there. The subdivision is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The 3,461-square-foot home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a half bathroom. The property features extensive period plaster work, three fireplaces, a swimming pool, a screened-in back porch, and a collection of trees that bear mangoes and other fruits.

The east wing of the home has original hardwood flooring, period tile, French doors, a circular turret room with an arched entry, glass-pane cabinets, and an ornate chandelier in the bathroom on the first floor.

The west wing features a fireplace with a granite mantle, a walk-in shower, and a master retreat with a turret room suitable as a dressing room or vanity. [Florida Today] Mike Seemuth


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