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A 41-room castle in New York in need of major repairs is listed for sale at just under $100,000. Take a look inside.

Summary List PlacementToday's housing market means homes are hard to come by — much less castles. But in Elmira, New York, there's a castle for sale. And it's listed for only $99,000. The Mansard-style mansion has 41 rooms and sits on a half-acre property, according to the listing by Shane Searfoss...

The exterior of the 41-bedroom castle in upstate New York.

Summary List Placement

Today’s housing market means homes are hard to come by — much less castles. But in Elmira, New York, there’s a castle for sale. And it’s listed for only $99,000.

The Mansard-style mansion has 41 rooms and sits on a half-acre property, according to the listing by Shane Searfoss of Signature Properties. Take a look inside.

Source: Signature Properties

First, visitors step through the home’s front doors, which have stained-glass paneling.

Upon entering the 8,284-square-foot mansion, visitors quickly learn the castle is in need of so many repairs that it’s currently uninhabitable, according to the home’s listing.

Source: Signature Properties

Paint is peeling off the walls, flooring is damaged, and some rooms have been completely gutted.

But a closer look reveals distinctive details from when the home was first built in 1876. There’s detailed crown molding and Gothic-style light fixtures.

There are multiple fireplaces, including this one that’s uniquely tiled.

Another unusual feature is the home’s massive, curved staircases.

The staircases lead to more rooms and bathrooms on the second and third levels of the house. In total, the house has 10 bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Source: Signature Properties

At the tippy-top of the home, there’s a room filled with windows that offer views of the surrounding neighborhood.

Because of its distinctive features, the mansion is one of the properties that make up the area’s historic district, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Source: Star-Gazette

According to the listing, some repairs are already underway at the home. There’s a new electrical service, new boilers, and a new rubber roof.

Source: Signature Properties

On the property, there’s also a massive barn, but like the castle, it needs work. According to the listing, the barn is not accessible.

Source: Signature Properties

At the time of writing, there is a contingent offer that’s been placed. However, the home is still being shown to potential buyers, so people can explore its 41 rooms and imagine what they could look like if revamped.

Source: Signature Properties

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