Monday, 13 July 2009

Kentucky's Mystery Castle

There is a castle located in Kentucky. It is on Versailles Road between Lexington and Frankfort. It's a castle built on love. Rex Martin, a wealthy developer, build it for his wife, Caroline. They were in Europe and she saw some castles, and she was taken with them.

So in 1968, Martin broke ground along U.S. 60 in Woodford County. But by the mid-70s, the marriage was over. That's when construction of the 10,000 square foot home with seven bedrooms and baths, three dining rooms and a swimming pool stopped. And the rumors began.

The story of Kentucky's mystery castle.

8 comment(s):

Miss Cellania said...

I've seen it many times from the highway. I've always wanted to go inside and look!

French Bob said...

Seriously, the owner should just move to France, we have loads over here. We all live in them.

EP said...

Except that huge house burnt down a couple years ago. Now there is a new owner who rebuilt the home and rumors are spreading about it becoming a new posh (tres expensive) hotel.

Wee Willie said...

Here's the google Street View:,+Versailles,+KY+40383&sll=38.046249,-84.652963&sspn=0.002708,0.003251&ie=UTF8&ll=38.047364,-84.655344&spn=0.010832,0.013003&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A&layer=c&cbll=38.047442,-84.655297&panoid=fU3t8qvd9CviN3NE_0qeUQ&cbp=12,98.8,,0,-4.65

and here's the new website:

Anonymous said...

Take a look inside the castle at

Shalini said...

Real neat stuff!! Truly something that interests me. Mysteries are always fascinating.
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By the way, good writing style. I'd love to read more on similar topics

Anonymous said...

I went by it one time and the gates were open, so I went in... haha

David Bishop said...

I have been past the castle three times in past 20 yrs...awesome and quite mysterious and inviting...wish i could go inside. glad to have found some history...asked a local but she didn't know anything about it'
David 09/19/2012