This place is more of a house than a castle in size, however, the place has a beautiful exterior that exhibits creator’s zeal. This castle is located on a small mountain top within a neighborhood that exists in the bumpy end of a mountain road in North Carolina.
I’ve decided to visit this place after reading a online story about the creator and his wife.
Robert Mihaly (still alive) created this 1700 ft castle for his beloved wife, until she passed away (local artist who happened to put zombie make up for me during Halloween said she divorced him, and the wife did not die) leaving this place unfinished. Ever since its abandonment, what was once a beautiful castle, became a drawing board for horrible graffiti artists. What I’ve wanted to find out was why Robert gave up. If his wife did die, then it would make sense.
After visiting the place and talking to the locals, we’ve decided to conclude that he did get a divorce, forcing him to lose many of his assets.
If you are a kick starter fan, you may have seen his posting from 2014 spring. The artist tried to use Kick starter to raise enough money to renovate the castle back then. Regretfully, he failed, and the castle stands abandoned on the top of the mountain. Hopefully, he can raise money in the future to re-start the project.
If you visit this place, i suggest you to stay away from the inside. The wooden floors are rotting and unstable. There are broken glass and rusted nails that are left by the sculptor.