Fit for a prince: Texas castle hits the market for $6M 

“It’s kind of become a landmark,” says listing agent Eric Hacker

Texas Lakeside Castle Hits Market for $6M
Parsons Castle at 19 Private Road 1820 in Clifton, Texas (Facebook/Parsons Castle)

Should any royal cowboys be on the lookout, a castle in Texas just hit the market for $5.5 million.

Eric Hacker of the Hacker Group at Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing for the  fairytale-style mansion at 119 Private Road 1820 in Clifton, Texas, My San Antonio reported. The 11,100-square-foot castle has 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and five half-bathrooms, according to the listing. 

The 2.3-acre estate fronts Lake Whitney. It has a pool, a waterfront gazebo and commercial kitchen. The entrance has a drawbridge cushioned by heart-shaped pools. And, in true monarchical fashion, the castle has a 3,000-square-foot ballroom. 

While it is a home, it’s really more of an events space, Hacker said.

“It’s really set up to accommodate these venues,” he said. “I think with the right plan, the right process, I think someone is going to take it to the next level.”

Hacker declined to comment on the current owners, saying only that they own a roofing business, a motel and some restaurants. 

“They understand what it takes to accommodate people from a customer service perspective,” he said. The couple built the castle in 2018, and have lived in the third floor residential penthouse since. Because it was their home as well as an event space, they limited the number of bookings they would take in a year. 

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“They did not want to have it booked out every weekend,” Hacker said, noting the owners would leave for every event. 

Harry and Megan aren’t the only ones interested in ditching royalty, it seems. 

Hacker said he’s already been getting calls from investors in the events and hospitality industries. Harnessing media attention has been crucial to his marketing strategy, he said. 

“Getting it in front of the actual decision makers can be challenging,” he said. “That’s really who needs to see it.”

For those looking for a castle further north, the luxurious Chris Mark Castle, nestled at 580 Brickyard Road in Woodstock, Connecticut, hit the market in September with a price tag of $26 million, a significant drop from its earlier listing price of $60 million in February 2022, CTInsider reported.

Kate Hinsche