A Big Country Castle Built on a Small Lot in an Arkansas Spa Town

Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas

Price: $4,899,000

Neighbors probably needed the soothing baths of Hot Springs, Arkansas, more than ever after this less than winsome castle went up in their neighborhood in 2009. Built for a "Little Rock tycoon," the 7,900-square-foot architectural muddle fronts on Lake Hamilton, an artificial lake created by the 1932 damming of the Ouachita River. Thankfully, the lake is far less artificial than this Old World-inspired spread, which attempts to pack all the architectural characteristics of an actual European castle onto a small lot. That lake may, in fact, be the saving grace, as the best part of this $4,900,000 estate is the tiny lakefront dock.

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