If you've been looking to add to your real estate holdings, but don't want your standard cabin or lake house, this way-cool property might be right for you.

Kathryn Szczepaniak, Cushman Realty, Inc via JFUERST Real Estate Photography
Kathryn Szczepaniak, Cushman Realty, Inc via JFUERST Real Estate Photography

It's a castle. Yeah, think Harry Potter and Hogwarts and all of that. But this castle is right here in Minnesota, only about 75 miles northeast of Rochester, nestled right along the St. Croix River. (Google Maps shows its location to be close to Afton Alps State Park and Ski Hill.)

According to this Realtor.com listing from Kathryn Szczepaniak with Cushman Realty, the property has 4,732 square feet, with 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths (and 1 half-bath) and is located on 5.41 acres. It's described like this:

"This historic home is available for the first time in over 60 years. Designed by the late Ellerbe Becket w/ outstanding craftsmanship & detail, from marble floors, to hand-carved woodwork, & locally quarried limestone exterior. Panoramic views, large entertaining spaces inside & out, serene setting nestled in the woods on the bluff of the scenic St. Croix River. Enjoy your own private beach, perfect for boating, swimming & entertaining."

Here's the thing, though: You might need to whip up some magic to be able to afford this quaint little castle because it's listed for... $3.6 million. (Yeah, that's a 3.6 with five zeroes after it!) You can check out more photos of the castle HERE.

Yeah, it'll take more than just magic for me to able to afford that castle-- despite how cool it is. Maybe I'll just stick to setting up our tent in the backyard.

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