The Camas Castle - A good spot to let down your hair.

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The Camas Castle - A good spot to let down your hair.

Let down your hair. In Camas, WA you can spot a scene right out of Disney’s updated Rapunzel story, “Tangled.”  Not far from the intersection of 283rd Avenue and Norse Road is a castle structure complete with a moat and drawbridge.

The concrete structure was built in 1985 by its current owner Gerald Bjorkland. According to the Clark County GIS data, it sits on a little over 5 acres.  It says the building is approximately 1000 square feet and is described as a conventional 2 story structure. (hahahaha)


However, the castle has a three-story, 40-foot tower at its east end - a perfect place to let down your hair.  According to an old MLS real estate listing, there are tiled floors and carpet, and an elevator ( and staircase) leading to the 3rd story master suite.

A little Real Estate history about The Camas Castle.

The Castle in CamasThe 2006 listing also says the 3-level castle has 3 bedrooms, 2.2 baths and is nearly 2600 square feet. At that time, the listing also mentions additional living quarters outside of the stucco compound. The price - $500,000.

After 367 days of marketing, the listing expired. During the history of the listing, there were no accepted offers noted by the Realtor. Apparently a tower where you can let down your hair isn’t as desirable as one might think.

Should you be compelled to take a peek, be advised, there are now no- trespassing signs posted at the driveway.  However, you can get a good view of the property from Norse Road and this overhead view from Google maps.

The Castle in Camas

If you’re looking for a more conventional property in Camas, Washington, as a Realtor - who actually lives in this charming town - and knows the area - I’d love to be your guide. Feel free to start your search here.

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Adrian Willanger
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Hi Debb-I can't believe I've missed this one. There must be a castle buyer out there somewhere!

 

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Jan 10, 2013 06:06 AM #7
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Debb,

How lovely that Camas has its very own castle..Now all you need is a knight with shining armor and a fair maiden named Rapunzel to buy it, and I am letting them know that they should deal only with the Queen of Real Estate in Camas, my friend Debb...Happy Thursday, A

Jan 10, 2013 06:13 AM #8
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Gary Woltal
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That is so cool even building a tower. Then again, I do wonder how hard it is to sell, being unique?

Jan 10, 2013 06:58 AM #9
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Sharon Lee
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Debb-What an interesting place. At first I thought I was on Mel's post with that pic. Same one as her last post

Jan 10, 2013 07:40 AM #10
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Anita Clark
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Debb: Looks like "custom built" was taken to extremes in this unique Camas property.

Jan 10, 2013 08:49 AM #11
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Debb Janes you are my go to REALTOR in Camas, Washington!  I am sure you work well from first time buyers to those looking for a custom castle!

Jan 10, 2013 08:55 AM #12
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Hey miss you all fav peeps in AR - so under the gun right now. I will be by to visit you soon. Miss commenting and catching up with each and everyone of you. Sorry.

Jan 10, 2013 09:34 AM #13
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Hi Debb,

What an interesting and unique property.  Hope you get the listing

Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM #14
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Ellen Caruso
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Debb, another storybook fairyland. Seems this environment suits you!

Miss you too.....I've been so busy work & family. Next week I'm in CBR classes, then my families on their own!

Jan 10, 2013 12:24 PM #15
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Debb

Pretty fascinating, but clearly not everyone's cup of tea in Camas. Glad to hear thingsa are busy.

Jeff

Jan 10, 2013 03:02 PM #16
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Debbie, Thanks for the idea, looking to build my own castle near the coast in a few years.
Jan 10, 2013 03:16 PM #17
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Well, a castle in your own back yard, Debb, geez who could RESIST?? I would just enjoy being the listing agent who could be at a cocktail party and casually say, "Oh, did I mention that I'm listing a CASTLE??"

Even if it didn't sell, your daughter(s) would be thrilled just to tell their friends!

P.S. I loved how you ended that piece: If you’re looking for a more conventional property in Camas, Washington, as a Realtor - who actually lives in this charming town - and knows the area - I’d love to be your guide. Feel free to start your search here.

Jan 11, 2013 09:48 AM #18
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Debb  Move it to California and somebody will pay more than $500,00

Jan 12, 2013 06:50 AM #19
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Mary Yonkers
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Debb, this a localism post with flair.  Wish we could see the inside, but 'no trespassing'  means keep away . . . except from a distance like the other road or air.  Years ago the Realtor magazine used to run feature articles on unusual properties.  This castle would qualify.  I remeber a train caboose and former jail.  Hmmm.

Jan 17, 2013 04:31 AM #20
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Debb, that is pretty cool to have a castle in your area!    Last one I viewed was in Edinborough Scotland.

Jan 19, 2013 09:54 AM #21
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jenn

my fiances aunt and uncle 1st owned that castle his mom use to clean it

Aug 09, 2014 04:23 PM #22
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Ariel

Do they rent out for weddings still??

Aug 10, 2014 01:34 PM #23
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Corie shumate

Is it sell for sale and what's the price?

Sep 29, 2015 04:31 PM #24
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Sara

How exciting is this?! My grandfather built this house for his dear good ol' friend, Gerry. It's great to see so many positive comments about the castle :)

Dec 11, 2015 12:46 AM #25
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Chevez Moore

I love it and dream of owning and living in it for the rest of this lifetime

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