KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a 4,200 square foot castle in the Historic Northeast neighborhood. The castle is hard to miss and even harder to forget after you’ve seen the spectacle.
For only the eighth time in 100 years, the Tiffany Castle is back on the market. Marie Castro is living the fairy tale life. She’s the queen of her very own castle for nearly 25 years with music as her constant companion.
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“You only live once in your lifetime. If you want something, go ahead and do it,” said Castro.
That’s the reason why she learned to play the organ and the reason why she bought her castle. After six years pining over this castle, it finally hit the market.
“So I just turned to the realtor and I said I’ll take the house,” she said with a laugh.
There’s a little magic in the stone walls, the architecture brings back memories of Saipan,Castro’s home country.
Now she’s looking for another family to cherish the castle. It’s back on the market with a $600,000 price tag. But she’s not worried about time.
“If nobody is interested I will stay in the house and enjoy the house,” she said.
The castle gets its name from Doctor Flavel B. Tiffany. He was the first optometrist in Kansas City. He loved the castles in Europe so much that he built one right here in Kansas City.