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Charming South Florida castle asks $1.24M

Designed by architect G. Sherman Childs

116 5th Avenue South, Lake Worth
via Brian Gleason of Corcoran

A majestic castle designed by architect G. Sherman Childs has hit the South Florida market asking $1.245 million.

Built in 1925, Lakeside Castle in Lake Worth has been restored over the years but its original kitchen and bathrooms live on, listing agent Brian Gleason tells Realtor. The kitchen features a fridge from the 1920s and an 1884 Clark Jewel gas stove, while the bathrooms have original toilets, pedestal sinks, and free-standing tubs.

Measuring 4,660 square feet, the residence has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and sits blocks from the bay. Upon entering you’ll notice the front door locks with an 8-foot cypress beam before being captivated by the 35-foot octagonal tower that offers 360-degree views of the city and the water.

There’s also a game room with a bar, original wood floors, four fireplaces, vaulted ceilings with hand-stenciled wood beams, a secret passageway running from the master bedroom to the children’s quarters, and a Mediterranean-style backyard entertaining area with a gazebo and a heated pool.

Other castles we’ve featured over the years include the Birthday Cake Castle, which is also in Lake Worth, and a dreamy estate outside Orlando