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Step Inside the Castle a Dad Promised to His Son



Numerous kids imagine owning their own castle, however John Lavender –
owner, designer and contractor of the Highlands Castle in Bolton
Landing, New York – made his child Jason's youth dream a.
truth. After informing his (then) 3-year-old child that he would.
construct him a castle, Lavender provided on his guarantee, building.
it from scratch himself. Nestled in the lovely Adirondacks and.
ignoring the coast of Lake George, the stone castle rests on 9.
acres of land and feels as though it was plucked from a middle ages.
English countryside.

Building and construction on the Highlands Castle started in 1982, and ever.
given that, Lavender has actually remained in the procedure of continuously constructing and.
refurbishing it to excellence. Presently, the structure stands at an.
remarkable 12,000 square feet and functions 3 beds, 2.5 baths as.
well as a two-story tower sitting location, and a “terrific hall” with.
floor-to-ceiling windows that offer you a stunning take a look at Lake.
George. The castle likewise has a music/library space, sitting space, den.
and a covered balcony that offers you wonderful, scenic views of.
the lake. Lavender likewise included a sense of play into his.
castle style, including a secret passage to the downstairs.
home entertainment, bed room and patio area space.

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UH Highlands Castle Social Images 04 ea930a To offer it a sense of old-world credibility on the interior,. the castle is filled with antiques and antiques at every turn -.
varying from lovely furniture pieces to sculptures to.
hand-carved wood knights – that Lavender began obtaining 5.
years prior to he even bought the land.

” I headed out and bought antiques every year. And I.
began to simply put them in storage,” Lavender states. “I … was.
dedicating myself to satisfy the guarantee [of developing the.

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Attention to information was very important in the style and building and construction. of Highlands Castle, which includes over 800 lots of stone (put.
meticulously one at a time), customized woodworking and stained-glass.
doors, all providing to its antique Gothic design. Luckily,.
The house does consist of some contemporary facilities that make.
castle life ideal for the 21st century, consisting of an open.
idea and current cooking area, glamorous restrooms with custom-made.
tile work, and large bed rooms suitable for a king or queen.

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UH Highlands Castle Social Images 09 ef8ed5 The finest information of the castle, nevertheless, is the unrivaled view of. Lake George, which Lavender states he never ever considers given.

” There's a great deal of individuals will ask the exact same concern: ‘Do you.
ever like burn out of taking a look at the view? Or do you ever not look.
at it and simply forget to take a look at it, take it, you understand, simply for.
approved?' And the response is no. I imply, I can sit here and inform you.
that numerous times a day I will appreciate simply for my time that.
This Urban Castle's Magical Design Will Have You.

” I went out and acquired antiques year after year. And I.
started began just simply them in storage,” Lavender saysStates And the response is no. I imply, I can sit here and inform you.

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