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    Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    Driven by this house for years, story is Man promised to build his wife a Castle, and he did! Supposedly it was featured in Better Homes and Garden many years ago. Looks really neat from the street in real life.

    Supposedly the basement has viewing windows into the moat!



















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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    Wow. Very cool looking. Wonder if the circulation is such that it is a lazy river where you could float around the house.

    Looks like a pretty high diving board out back as well.
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    One morning, apparently it was April 11th, 2011 from the email i found, i snapped this picture....yup that is a wild turkey! I see him 3/4 times a year standing right there! He will come out and harass motorists when traffic is at a stand still.

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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    If it isn't a lazy river it should be. I agree that would be super cool.
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    Looks like he has an algae problem.
    I would sooooo not want to tackle the job of clearing up that monster though.
    Yikes!

    That'd sure look amazing if it were a crystal clear bbb pool!
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    It's really cool, but I would hate to have the job of brushing and vacuuming that monster. I suppose if I could afford that house I could just pay someone to take care of it for me... using the BBB method of course.
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    Is it open to visitors, or is it entirely private, just viewing it while foging up the glass?
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    Now that's a great lap-swimming pool!
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    Quote Originally Posted by BoDarville
    Now that's a great lap-swimming pool!
    HAHA *like*
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    I have driven past this house! I was in the area a few years ago on business and we drove right past it, turned around and went back to get a few crude cell phone (flip phone!) pictures. I think I still have those pictures on my home computer. I had not noticed the moat/pool from the street.

    What I did notice was trash cans at the curbside waiting to be picked up, which looked quite weird in front of a castle. And, there was a sign on the front gate giving notice that it was a private residence, so I assume they do not open it to the public.

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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    Yup sign is still there.
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    Um...this is awesome. Im in South GA. I see a "pilgrimage" in the near future. lol
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    oh wow. Someone was very creative. That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing.

    somewhat unrelated. But what kind of car is that you're in? I don't recognize the mirror and it's driving me batty.
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    haha a true car guys there.
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    Why be normal.

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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    Quote Originally Posted by edge View Post
    haha a true car guys there.


    looks like a motorcycle mirror, but I'm hoping it's some obscure car. LOL

    The mirror is nearly identical to the rearview mirror in my Elise (aftermarket)...so I'm really curious.
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    Well, IMO, this house is from someone with more money than good taste.
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    Perhaps but I see This is a man with Money who went far and beyond to build a castle for his wife. i would do the same if my wife wanted a castle...as Long as she wasn't a shallow, materialistic punk.
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    Quote Originally Posted by edge View Post
    Perhaps but I see This is a man with Money who went far and beyond to build a castle for his wife. i would do the same if my wife wanted a castle...as Long as she wasn't a shallow, materialistic punk.
    Pfffft- I've even seen classier looking castles. The four turret all crammed so close together is just strange.
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    Re: Castle in Georgia with a Swimming Pool Moat

    I agree but HEY, you can't be picky... A castle is a castle ma'am!
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