This Game of Thrones castle sold for price of a Vancouver condo

For the price of a two-bedroom castle in Vancouver, you could have owned this Irish castle.

For the price of a two-bedroom castle in Vancouver, you could have owned this Irish castle.Maison Real Estate

The castle, listed at $869,000 CAD, served as the set of Riverrun on Game of Thrones.

Someone bought a Irish castle that was featured on Game of Thrones for the price of a two-bedroom condo in Vancouver.

Gosford Castle, a mid-17th century castle in Northern Island, is off the market after being listed for £500,000 ($869,491 CAD), roughly the same price as a 835-square-foot downtown condo on Smithe Street currently listed at $868,000.

It’s no castle, but the walk-in closets are handy. MLS

The castle was featured on HBO’s Game of Thrones where it served as the set of Riverrun, one of the great houses of the Seven Kingdoms.

Inside, it’s a bit of a fixer-upper in spots. Maison Real Estate

According to Maison Real Estate, Gosford Castle was designed in the Norman Revival style by London architect Thomas Hopper and was occupied by the Earls of Gosford until 1921.

It’s perfect for Game of Thrones viewing parties – or maybe a Dungeons and Dragons game night. Maison Real Estate

“During the Second World War the Castle was commandeered and used to accommodate troops and prisoner of war camp was set up in the estate,” the castle listing said. “Following the war the Achesons sold the Castle to the Ministry of Agriculture who established the 590 acre demesne as Gosford Forest Park which was later designated Northern Ireland’s first conservation forest in 1986. The castle fell back into military use during The Troubles before being run as a hotel from 1983.”

The condo is pet-friendly (with restrictions).

A nice sectional and an Ikea bookcase would work in this space. Maison Real Estate

It boasts 15 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

It has no heat, however, other than those grand fireplaces. So that’s a point in the favour of the Smithe Street condo.

Castle living has never been so affordable!

“In 2006, the castle was bought by Gosford Castle Development Limited who put forward a £4m proposal to restore the Grade A listed building into 23 luxury residences. The restoration was undertaken by artisans and craftsmen with a focus on retaining the character and historic integrity of the castle,” reads the Maison sales brochure.

The condo looks like it has granite countertops.

Castle can be divided into luxury apartments.

The portion of the castle that was for sale has been partially developed with a view to convert the space into six luxury apartments, each with an average space of 3,500 square feet.

The condo building has its own exercise centre.

It’s a nice castle, but it’s probably really drafty.


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