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There is No Saving This Nightmarish Contemporary Estate

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Photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester

This is what happens when you put CAD in the wrong hands. This five-bedroom, eight-bath monstrosity was allegedly built for someone to live in, albeit in questionable peace and quiet in the Pennsylvania countryside (how many birds do you think smash into those three-story glass windows on the daily?) And at quite a cost - per the listing, over $7,000,000 was put into the property and construction.

Now in foreclosure, this "entertainer's dream" is asking $2,900,900, and is arguably exactly what would have happened if Ludwig II had been born circa now. There are wings upon wings: one for him, one for her, there is a theater, a spa, a garage built with a "car aficionado in mind," jacuzzis, a gourmet kitchen, a Giger-esque spiral staircase, and a four-story elevator. If you can't fathom tucking your sweet little babies into bed in the almost 19,000 square-foot catastrophe, per the listing, "it MAY have other uses other than strictly residential," such as putting the structure to use as a museum, or a church. Or you could just buy it for parts.

· 1245 South Creek Road, West Chester PA [Estately]
· The castles of Mad King Ludwig II[Rick Steves]