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# 26 The Castle Inn
Frank Brault

# 26 The Castle Inn

Cornfield Point, Old Saybrook, CT

! will be "out of pocket" for the rest of the week and catch up on comments and the July Challenge next week.

When I was a boy and later as an adult I would sometimes visit the Castle Inn. The Castle Inn is constructed of field and beach stone. It was built in 1906 on 600 acres, as the summer home of George W. and Elizabeth Jarvis Beach. Mrs. Beach was the niece of Samuel Colt, the Hartford firearms manufacturer. Later it was turned into the Castle Inn. Subsequently it was abandoned for years. It was purchased a few years ago as a summer home and restored. I believe it is now for sale. It sits up on a hill at Cornfield Point on Long Island Sound. I remember when the grounds were more extensive. Now homes and cottages surround it.

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Mieke WA Minkjan27-Jul-2011 07:57
what a wonderful way to create a home this way, with the use of local material
Cindi Smith27-Jul-2011 01:52
I'd love to stay there. And I want a room at the top of the tower. Very cool textures and great looking place!
Astrid Taen26-Jul-2011 22:44
Wonderful use of available local material. Looks like it would be a cool place to be.
norbi26-Jul-2011 21:48
Beautiful architecture in perfect finishing. v. norbi
Dek Grant26-Jul-2011 18:20
Great building, wonderful image and great commentary.
J. Scott Coile26-Jul-2011 15:47
A REAL Beach home ;-) Safe travels my friend.
bill friedlander26-Jul-2011 15:38
Very stylish architecture complete with tower. Great view of this elaborate place. V
Martha Albuquerque26-Jul-2011 15:35
Great archteture and toning. v
Walter O. Koenig26-Jul-2011 14:52
Fascinating architecture with all these different elements, and unusual that they used this stonework for the second floor as well. Very well shot to show the details well with a great tonal range. "V"
By the way, the listing price is $5.7 million.
LynnH26-Jul-2011 11:36
Beautiful place! I love the tower! V
Stephanie26-Jul-2011 11:13
This is a magnificent home! Truly a grand castle! V
Mairéad26-Jul-2011 10:21
A very impressive building with an interesting history.
Janice Dunn26-Jul-2011 10:00
Quite an unique building with those stones - It looks like a bit of a white elephant - an encumbrance - maybe a bit of a burden.
Goos shot of it Frank...
laine26-Jul-2011 08:46
Lovely to see it still looking as good as it was 105 yrs ago...a very nice b/w shot, Frank
Yvonne26-Jul-2011 08:09
What an interesting building, the turret is great and so is the window detail!
Dawn McKenzie-Wykes26-Jul-2011 06:45
Wouldn't mind a tour through there... lovely photo.
Ieke Vonk26-Jul-2011 05:55
I like the composition.
maggie_falconi26-Jul-2011 01:48
LOL at Michael's comment :) !! Nice castle and a great capture FranK ! V
Michael Parkinson26-Jul-2011 01:35
Well presented Frank, you can smell the oil boiling away atop the turret.