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Camden Maine Real Estate News: Portland Magazine chooses Norumbega Castle in Camden as House of the Month
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$2.475 million buys Norumbega Castle -Portland Magazine’s House of the Month.

Norumbega Castle in Camden, Maine

Located within walking distance of Camden's village center, Norumbega Castle is a Maine coastal landmark.

Anyone who has ever visited Norumbega Castle will understand why Portland Magazine chose it for their December House of the Month.  In this article, Colin W. Sargent extols the many reasons why this property earned its winning title.  “Built by Joseph Stearns in 1886, Norumbega Castle in Camden, Maine was originally used as a summer vacation house. Designed by architect Arthur Bates Jennings, the castle has become famous in recent years as a popular inn where both movie stars and politicians alike have resided. Among such public figures associated with the inn include House Speaker Newt Gingrich as well as Dustin Hoffman, who was actually denied a room because they were all booked and he did not have a reservation. This holiday season, Norumbega is being sold by LandVest as a single family home, “which it was until the 1980s,” says listing agent Terry Sortwell. Though the castle is still well suited for continued operation as a luxury lodging facility, it also has the capability to be restored to use as a private residence. Surrounded by 3.95 acres of landscaped grounds, the building features 13 en suite guest rooms as well as elegant common areas featuring exquisite architectural detail including ornate wood paneling, exposed beams, parquet floors and elaborately handcrafted fireplaces.”   We agree with Colin!

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