Known as “The Castle”, this pristine, architectural showpiece was built on a unique, rocky overlook, directly across from the scenic Jackson Falls on the Wildcat River. Originally built by General Marshall C. Wentworth and his wife, Georgia T., groundbreaking took place in June of 1891, and the home was completed by 1893.
Constructed with natural stone from the Ellis and Wildcat River valleys, the foundation is said to be 7 feet thick. Two towers with conical, slate covered roofs are prominent at the front of the home, attached to a central hipped roof dormer. This is one of the original White Mountain Cottages, which were built as “Summer Homes” for the rich and famous of the Victorian era.
The home has countless unique and whimsical features, and is in remarkably pristine condition. Incredible workmanship went into the oak and birch woodwork and built-ins including hutches, wainscoting, railings, casings, moldings, fireplaces, arched doorways, bookcases and more. Numerous antique chandeliers can be found throughout the home.
Everything about this home is original, unique and inspiring. Like many of the “White Mountain Summer Cottages” these homes were built upon imagination and fantasy with sound architecture. They were meant to reflect their surroundings. Each side of these houses were unique to present their own effect in relation to the background. Originally known as “The Towers”, this home’s local name evolved into “The Castle”. It certainly has the look and feel of a castle, and holds a special place among the fabulous homes of the White Mountains.
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