Live Your Best Life in This Bona-Fide Castle for Sale in Fairview

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Life isn’t always a fairy tale, but that doesn’t mean you can’t live your best life in a grand Bavarian castle nestled in the woods of Collin County.

“941 Circle in the Woods is a flagship home, not only of Fairview, but all of Collin County,” says listing agent Tom Grisak of Keller Williams Luxury International. “There will never be another like it considering the dramatic topography, craftsmanship, intricate stonework, and impeccably manicured grounds.”

With seven bedrooms, eight and half-baths, and 9,591 square feet, this estate provides for living on a grand scale. The home sits on 2.08 acres overlooking the Heard Museum, a 289-acre wildlife sanctuary of hiking trails, Audubon-designated bird watching, and butterfly gardens.

Just making your way to the home is pretty grand. Turn off County Club Road, an unassuming two-lane country road, and descend down Circle in the Woods Road to the end of the cul-de-sac, where you’ll find this architectural marvel modeled after the great Kronberg Castle of Germany, a widow’s tribute to her imperial husband.

Back in 1893, Empress Victoria Friedrich commissioned the German schloss (meaning castle or palace) in memory of her late husband Emperor Friedrich III, who died of laryngeal cancer at age 56 after only 99 days on the throne.

The Kronberg Castle later became the famous five-star Schloss Hotel near Frankfurt, where the original owners of this 1994-built home stayed and derived inspiration to build their fairy tale castle at a purported cost of $7 million.

Built with the same level of detail, character, and glamour as it’s namesake, the four-story home features 20-foot fortress front doors, antique German chandeliers, a rock garden with two 10-foot waterfalls, European garden with five striking water features, and an 800-square-foot greenhouse.

Just within the Great Hall’s Gothic arched entrance sits an ornately carved 14-foot bar, featuring wine refrigerator, ice machine, sink, and ample lighted display storage.
The well-equipped kitchen features a Shaw Apron Farmhouse Sink, Sub-Zero Fridge, Wolf six-Burner Gas Cooktop, Wolf Double Oven, and Sharp Convection-Microwave.
The cedar wood, temperature controlled wine cellar can store up to 1,400 bottles of wine.
The master suite features an arched double-door entryway, 20-ft cathedral beamed ceiling, a stone fireplace beside the built-in entertainment center, and curved wall of casement windows.
The master bath features massive his-&-hers cedar walk-in closets with 2 chandeliers, his-&-hers vanity areas, standalone shower, and free-standing bathtub.
The 2nd level living area has an adjoining kitchenette with refrigerator, ice machine, sink, storage, and dishwasher.
The Oval Library features arched double doors, cathedral-style circular ceiling, and French doors to the Juliet balcony overlooking entrance foyer.
There is an attached, private apartment accessible from the oversized five-car garage that features a sitting room, bedroom, bath, and kitchenette.

The estate is located in the prestigious Woods of Ascot Heath neighborhood of Fairview, zoned for award-winning Lovejoy ISD. Walk room-to-room in this extensive virtual tour or watch this video tour.

Tom Grisak has listed 941 Circle in the Woods for $3.375 million.


Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after 12 years with SUCCESS magazine as digital content director. After hosting two top-rated iTunes Top 200 podcasts, she launched her own podcast called the Secret to My Success. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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