The Curious Castle in Connecticut

450 Brickyard Rd, Woodstock Connecticut

In an otherwise normal neighborhood of moderate sized homes in Connecticut, lives Brickyard Castle (or Chrismark Castle): a 35,000 square foot custom built stone, rock and metal castle.  This curious home took six years to build, with primary construction completed in 2009.  The castle sits on a gravel-covered artificial man-made island, and includes a dark, mysterious history.

Built by Christopher W. Mark, the great-grandson of Chicago industrialist Clayton Mark Sr., one of the pioneer makers of steel pipe and who in 1888 founded Mark Manufacturing, once the fourth-largest steel company in the country.  The home was once advertised as the home of an international modeling agency and contains a speculatively dark past.

Visitors have declared the place “weird” with massage rooms, group showers and secret spaces. Inside, there are floors covered with medallions, ceilings painted with cotton-candy clouds, and a coat of arms set in the wood floors.

  • Price: $45,000,000
  • House Size: 35,377 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: 75.07 acres
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 7 full, 3 half
  • Address: 450 Brickyard Rd, Woodstock Connecticut
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Photo Credit: Liladelman, Coldwell Banker
Source: Business Insider, Curbed

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$45,000,000 (for sale status unknown)


450 Brickyard Rd, Woodstock Connecticut



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