An unusual Victorian-turned-castle in Chadds Ford has been heavily damaged in a fire that occurred early this morning. According to reports by NBC10, it took firefighters two hours to control the flames, leaving the "Rocky Hill Castle" at 119 Bullock Rd. heavily damaged. Officials don't know what caused the fire.
We last wrote about the castle last year, when the property hit the market in April for $725,000. The castle isn't officially historic, but it does have an unusual history, according to the listing. What first began as a Victorian summer home on 600 acres was turned into a stone castle in 1912 with 12 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Now, the property sits on just five acres, though it still features an old horse and carriage lane and a 3-story barn.
It's worth noting that while the property is nearly 200 years old, it's not officially historic. That may explain why the castle has fallen into such disrepair, and the current owners were selling the property as-is. Guess we'll have to wait and see what's to come of the castle, which was last asking for $674,000. Here's what the property looked like before the fire.
·Fire heavily damages historic castle in Delaware county [NBC10]
·119 Bullock Rd. [Realtor]
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