On Lakeshore Drive on Big Stone Lake in Minnesota, you will find Shorewood Castle.
The “castle” is a stately 1908 Victorian that was a family home until the 1930s after which time the upstairs was converted into two apartments.
In recent years the upstairs units have been used as Airbnb vacation rentals.
Today, Shorewood Castle is up for sale for $525,000.
The historic castle sits on a hill overlooking the lake.
Set on 150′ of lakeshore, the property includes a dock for summer swimming and fishing.
It’s a gorgeous spread that would make a fabulous bed & breakfast.
It’s always fascinating to see old photos of houses juxtaposed to how they appear today!
Come on inside….
Shorewood Castle’s interior features unpainted woodwork and gleaming wood floors.
The main floor has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a lakeside porch.
The kitchen has plenty of built-ins with wood and brick accents.
Unlike classic Victorians of the same age, Shorewood Castle is light, airy, and unfussy.
The second story houses the two apartment units and each suite has a private entrance, living room, kitchen, dinette area, and bedroom as well as a private bath.
One apartment boasts the tower room and the other a lakeside balcony.
Check out the gorgeous balcony overlooking the lake:
Another of the tower bedrooms has a faux sky mural on the ceiling:
Part of the lower level porch has been enclosed for use as another bedroom…
Look at the antique clothing on display!
Another fabulous feature is the stained glass transom windows found throughout the home.
Vintage fridge on the back porch!
This is luxurious lakeside living in an old manor house.
Shorewood Castle is oriented to the west so it is known for the gorgeous sunset views.
Hopefully, Shorewood Castle finds a new owner who appreciates both her lakeside character & historic charm.