Skip the White House, We Have Real Castles in DC - Check Us Out!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

Of course we have the White House and all the embassies but Cinderella doesn't live in those places.  In DC, we actually have a few castles to go along with the home of the President and all those ambassadors.  You won't find Queen Elizabeth living in any of these castles, but it is fun to imagine what life would be like if you lived in a castle in Washington! 

1.  The Gibbons Hall Castle at Catholic University

2. Rossdhu Gate

3. Blue Castle

6. Smithsonian Castle


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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Lise.

Hang on, let me check my pocket change.  I'm sure I have enough for a postcard

Apr 17, 2018 02:12 AM #14
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Rapunzel would not be short on turrets in the DC area ...very cool architechture !

Apr 17, 2018 04:47 AM #15
Lee Potts
Aloha Group Maui - Lahaina, HI
The smarter we work, the luckier you get.

Fun article Lise Howe!

Apr 18, 2018 03:57 PM #16
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Thank you Lee Potts - it is always nice to hear from you!

Apr 18, 2018 06:40 PM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                                      Thank you Lise!

Apr 21, 2018 05:30 PM #18
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Thank you Kathy Streib I really appreciate your support

Apr 21, 2018 05:41 PM #19
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the photos. I did not know that there are so many castles in DC area. Great pist

Apr 22, 2018 04:36 AM #20
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Lise. I really enjoyed this and would never have known. The White House has never been a castle for me but generally the peoples house until recently.

Apr 22, 2018 04:47 AM #21
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Sheila Anderson - I completely understand - it was fun to research some of the other famous locations in DC

Apr 22, 2018 04:58 AM #22
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Gita Bantwal - thanks for stopping by - I appreciate your comments - have a greaet day 

Apr 22, 2018 04:59 AM #23
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Lise,
I had no idea DC has ANY castles, let alone so many.  Thanks for the castle tour. 

Apr 22, 2018 07:18 AM #24
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I'm bookmarking this one.  My niece is coming for a visit this summer and I always get stumped as to what to do with her.  Thanks for sharing this.

Apr 22, 2018 07:43 AM #25
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Lise - you covered so many castles.  I would take a long time to run out of sites to see in Washington DC.

Apr 22, 2018 10:44 AM #26
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I lived and worked in DC and of course saw the Smithsonian Castle and others but not the one in Glen Echo MD.

Apr 22, 2018 02:09 PM #27
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

How interesting! I would love to go inside #2 and #9! 

Apr 23, 2018 06:44 AM #28
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I would love to visit these castles! I had no idea they were there. Now I just need to take a little trip sometime!

Apr 23, 2018 05:03 PM #29
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Lise

This was such a fun post. I'm not sure which is my favorite. Despite living in the area for several years, and visiting a bunch of times, I can't say I have visited or even seen any of these, other than the Smithsonian!


Apr 23, 2018 05:39 PM #30
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Lise Howe, I would love to visit these Castles if I'm in the area, thank you for sharing.

Apr 23, 2018 05:45 PM #31
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Enjoyed the parade of castles, Lise Howe ... while I knew of a couple, I did NOT know of them all ... so thank you for sharing.  


Apr 24, 2018 03:25 PM #32
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Fascinating post! I didn't know about more than half of these structures. They are all beautiful buildings from an architectural standpoint. Thank you for sharing the significance of these historic buildings. 

Apr 25, 2018 12:55 PM #33
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