An Idaho landmark at 1700 East Warm Springs Avenue.
Q: I heard the house is for sale. Is that true? How much?
A: Soon. After 16 years in Boise, the owner is moving to Miami (where he grew up).
The house will be on the market in Autumn of 2015.
It will be priced just under $4M.
Q: I heard HGTV was filming at the house. Is that true?
Q: I heard CBS News filmed an interview at the castle. Is that true?
Q: I heard there was a Discovery Channel segment filmed on the castle roof. Is that true?
A: Yes. The Discovery Channel filmed a segment in November 2012,
and aired it on The Daily Planet in January 2013.
Q: I heard there was a Shakespeare Festival play performed at the Castle itself. Is that true?
A: Yes. There was a reading of the play Equivocation, which is about Shakespeare,
performed on the back terrace in late August 2012. Tickets sold out at the
Shakespeare Festival fundraiser in July,
and raised over $25,000.
Q: I heard there was a Ballet Idaho event at on the castle roof. Is that true?
did a Romeo and Juliet promotional photo shoot at twilight atop the King tower.
in August 2011.
Q: Where else can I read about Boise Castle?
A: The home was featured in:
QUESTIONS FOR THE OWNER:
Q: Why build a castle?
Q: Whose idea was it? Whose house is it? What does he do for a living?
Q: Who was the contractor? Who built each part of the house?
Q: Does the castle have a name?
Q: Did you have any trouble getting construction approval?
Q: Is it in the Warm Springs Historic District?
Q: How much did it cost?
Q: How many square feet is it?
Q: When was it completed? How long did it take?
Q: Why did the job stop for 5 months in 2010, and then start again?
Q: The portcullis is scary. What is it made of? Does it move?
Q: How tall is the main tower? What's the width?
Q: What inspired the tower, and roofline?
Q: What inspired the stone layout?
Q: Where is the stone from?
Q: How heavy is the front door? Where did you get it?
Q: Why didn't the owner name it after himself?
Q: Where is the family crest I read about?
Q: Why are there so few photos of the inside?
Q: I heard it was built just to anger one of the neighbors.
Q: Is it dank and drafty?
Q: Does the castle have a dungeon?
Q: Are there secret rooms or passages?
Q: Is there a wine cellar?
Q: Is there a gargoyle by the front door?
A: Yes. We call him Zuul. (Really he's a "grotesque". Gargoyles channel water.)
Q: Is there a moat?
Q: Is there a suit of armor in the foyer?
Q: Is there a wooden dragon sculpture in the livingroom?
Q: Is there an anglerfish sculpture upstairs?
Q: Is there a round dining room with a round table?
Q: Is there a theater room?
Q: Is there a deep round tub in the master bath?
Q: Can one walk all the way to the top of the tower?
Q: How many steps are in the main tower?
Q: Why are the two towers different?
Q: Are there any other King and Queen features in the house?
Q: Is there an elevator?
Q: Is there a heated patio on the roof?
Q: Is the house ADA compliant? (handicapped accessible)
Q: Why are the upstairs windows different on the front of the house?
Q: Why is the garage so tall? What's over it?
Q: I heard you have bats! Is that true?
Q: How many kids stop by on Halloween?