The New Stuff

Howard Soloman's castle

Artist Howard Soloman has built a castle all by himself


Howard Soloman's castle

We have had the fortune of covering many glorious building projects by the users, starting from the Star Trek apartment to the 50,000 beer cans house. However, we daresay this is the first time we have come across a man who has built his own castle. Yes, a full fledged castle with all the works, including its very own bell tower, dungeon, drawbridge and even a moat! This titanic 12,000 sq ft endeavor was undertaken by artist Howard Soloman on around 100 acres of swamp area in Florida. And the end result is a gargantuan construction with five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a whopping 90 stained glass windows. And, if you thought that was incredible; the two-winged castle also has a full replica of a Spanish Galleon in its moat that serves as a 250-seat restaurant christened aptly as the ‘Boat in the Moat’.

The entire project took around 12 years to complete in spite of wild suspicions from many locals; some of whom thought of it as a big conspiracy to build a hidden nudist camp. However, after the castle was completed, it generated enough interest to emerge as a landmark place regularly opened to the tourists. Guests can conveniently access the aforementioned Boat in the Moat restaurant, along with staying in one of the castle’s room for $100 per night. The huge compound is also open to various other events like car shows and weddings.

The interior of the castle matches up with the level of eccentricity projected by outer silver faceted walls. The decor comprises of a myriad of abstract art pieces, complemented by sculptures of various animals like lions and elephants (presumably crafted by Howard Soloman himself). In fact, the artist has gone on record to say –

My love is working with my hands and so i’m very fortunate to be able to make a living doing something I love.

Via: DailyMail

The following two tabs change content below.
A proud native of the beautiful steel township of Durgapur, West Bengal, Dattatreya’s fascination lies within a range of diverse matters. With a bachelor’s degree in architecture, he is quite fond of his hardcore strategy gamer as well as amateur historian tag. Of course, with over two years of blogging experience under his belt, he also likes to write about the latest updates on home based technology and gizmo oriented products.

Recently Published

Luxury-christmas-gift-ideas-for-the-well-heeled
»

Luxury Christmas gift ideas for the well-heeled

Christmas gift ideas for audiophiles
»

Funky Christmas gift ideas for audiophiles

Christmas gift ideas to add splash of style to any bathroom
»

Christmas gift ideas to add splash of style to any bathroom

Christmas-gift-ideas-for-outdoor-enthusiasts
»

Christmas gift ideas for outdoor enthusiasts

Retro TV turned into Seinfeld-themed fish tank
»

Retro TV turned into Seinfeld-themed fish tank

Carlo Mollino Alpine Refuge Eco-friendly Ski Lodge
»

Alpine Refuge: Eco-friendly ski lodge rests within snow covered mountain

DIY EPROM Coffee Table
»

DIY EPROM coffee table is installed with UV erasable memory chip

BORK Air Cleaner-Humidifier A802 Rain
»

BORK air cleaner-humidifier A802 Rain responds instantly to slightest touch

Rolling Homes by Do Architects
»

Rolling Homes offer tubular residential concept for waterfront village

Sony’s Qrio Smart Lock
»

Sony’s Qrio Smart Lock allows users to open doors via smartphone

Creatura Human-powered Floating Berth
»

Creatura: Human-powered floating berth built and operated by children

LED Decorative Wreath
»

This Christmas, add cheer to your house with LED Decorative Wreath

Miito Kettle by Nils Chudy
»

Miito Kettle heats up liquids directly in their containers

Bring home vintage aircraft parts as stylish household gears
»

Bring home vintage aircraft parts as stylish household gears, this Christmas

Martin Logan Neolith Hybrid Electrostatic Speaker
»

Neolith: Hybrid electrostatic speaker costs equivalent to Mercedes Benz CLS

Share with your friends










Submit