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Zillow Real Estate

House of the week: Pacific northwest castle in the woods

comp:000051739ca6:0000001ed1:49f3 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/28523-Bacus-Rd-Sedro-Woolley-WA-98284/23360218_zpid/">28523 Bacus Rd, Sedro Woolley, WA</a><br/> For sale: $1.395 million</p> <p>The stone castle in the middle of a forest clearing looks like something out of the pages of a Grimm fairy tale.</p> <p>&#8220;What&#8217;s so striking to me, you come to this pedestrian gate and there’s this bridge across the creek which makes it like a real moat,&#8221; said <a href="http://www.zillow.com/profile/Jean-Groesbeck/">listing agent Jean Groesbeck</a> of Coldwell Banker Bain.</p> <p>&#8220;The water runs through the creek to a waterfall, and when you walk to the waterfall, it spills into a pond. It’s the most beautiful oasis, and there&#8217;s salmon that come through that creek,&#8221; she said.</p> <p>The home was designed to be a true castle — stone walls, circular design and all. The only difference from the medieval structures and this castle, located in<a href="http://www.zillow.com/whatcom-county-wa-98284/"> Sedro Woolley</a>, northeast of <a href="http://www.zillow.com/seattle-wa/">Seattle</a>, is the amount of light the home has.</p> <p>&#8220;People think it&#8217;s going to be cold and damp,&#8221; Groesbeck said. &#8220;But there are nice large windows that add a lot of light. The home was designed to be an open floor plan.&#8221;</p> <p>The house sits on 20 private acres. Despite being just a few miles off the highway, Groesbeck notes that the home feels like a completely remote setting.</p> <p>Nearby hiking trails allow the owners to explore the area, and wildlife abounds: deer, elk, raccoons and any other number of animals.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s going to appeal to someone who loves nature,&#8221; Groesbeck said.</p> <p>Measuring 2,972 square feet, the home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths as well as a hot tub and sauna. A <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-calculator/">monthly mortgage payment is calculated</a> to be $4,903, assuming a 20 percent down payment on a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/30_Year_Fixed_Mortgage_Rates/">30-year mortgage</a>.</p> <p><strong>Related: </strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-03-20/house-of-the-week-home-made-from-a-shipping-container/"><span style="line-height: 13px;">House of the Week: Home Made From a Shipping Container</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-02-21/house-of-the-week-california-coast-wave-house/">House of the Week: California Coast Wave Home</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-03-06/house-of-the-week-bob-hopes-iconic-lautner-home-for-sale/">House of the Week: Iconic Bob Hope Home</a></li> </ul> </div>
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