I received E-Mail that said:
"The Castle" is slowly reaching up to the sky on Red Mountain in Rougemont, North Carolina. The small-scale Castle will be sheathed in white marble and cream-colored North Carolina stone. A great part of the interior space is devoted to sculpture studios, painting studios, and foundry. The design and the construction is taking place simultaneously. It's a great creative experience! The Castle will function as a gallery, studio, home and canvas for many years to come.
On 7-5-05, I received E-Mail that said:
You asked for information about an unknown castle being built in Rougemont, NC. This residence is being built by marble sculptor, Robert Mihaly.
On 1-26-08, I received e-mail that said:
In researching more plans for our upcoming castle design, I was intrigued by the picture of this one and did a little more research for your website. here's a great link with article about "Mont Rouge": http://www.rougemont-nc.com/Castle/castle.html
What an interesting castle?
On 6-7-11, I received e-mail that said:
Here is a photo of castle mount rouge. It doesn't seem as if the artist is still building it. He has seemed to let it go once his wife died. Inside are old photos and books and you can see people have vandalised the structure by breaking windows and such. There is marble and stone still sitting outside this wonderful castle.
On 6-5-12, I received e-mail that said:
Oh what a dream I had today! After viewing your site, I fell in love with the abandoned Castle Mont Rouge. I Googled everything about the builder and the land it was on and found that it is for sale right now! I drove an hour to see if it was salvageable, but it is no longer structurally sound. It stands like it appears in your pictures, but the land is overgrown and the castle appears to have been inhabited by teenagers...full of graffiti and destroyed. Windows broken out with the interior floors, walls and roof being weathered for years now. You can see in the attached pictures that the closer we get, the more apparent the damage. SO SAD TO SEE. Why oh why did this man not hand it off to anyone when he abandoned it? SUCH A WASTE.
I would have bought it today had it had a solid structure to gut and recreate. But there is no hope of that. It now is a ghostly castle built of love and abandoned in the death of that love. It was incredible to see and someone out there might just want to own this piece of history so I'm adding the link to the listing and a bird's eye view of the 1700 ft castle.
What a shame. There must be someone out there who can save this very cute castle. I understand it's up for sale for about $90K. It's on about 10 acres of land, the land must be worth almost the price of the castle. If I were not building my own castle already, I would certainly buy this one.
On 5-30-14, I received e-mail that said:
I see the castle in Rougemont, NC by Robert Mihaly is still listed as for sale, which it is not - in fact, he just launched a kickstarter for funding - he's interested in continuing to work on this magnificent piece of art. Here is a link to his kickstarter:
There is also a Facebook page for Robert Mihaly Studios where it is linked as well. I'm very happy to know there's still an interest in maintaining this place. Thought you would like to know as well for the purposes of your site.
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Thanks to Katrina Price for finding this castle.