Now here’s a foreclosure of note

Irish government seizes castle after owner defaults on an $80 million mortgage. Best part, for those who enjoy a bit of irony, is the name of the joint: Updown Manor. Lived up to its name.

Updown Manor

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13 responses to “Now here’s a foreclosure of note

  1. pulled up in OG

    Belle Haven next? GO NAMA!!

  2. Cos Cobber

    That house is fugly. Not sure if I have ever seen such poor taste on such a grand scale.

  3. Anonymous

    Wow, the owner even has his own Facebook page. An unfortunate rags to riches to rags story.

  4. Anonymous

    It’s a house, not a castle.

  5. > At 50,000 sq.ft, I’m calling it a castle (albeit a modern one).

    Not legally! To be a castle it had to have been built by the crown, or the owners would have had to have sought License to Crenelate from the monarch, the Earl of Chester, the Duke of Lancaster or, before 1836, from the Bishop of Durham.

    http://homepage.mac.com/philipdavis/LtoCren.html

  6. And thanks for the fascinating link!

  7. pulled up in OG

    Licence to crenellate ?

    Over here, you’re gonna need one to masturbate.

  8. Mr. 85 Broad St.

    Sounds like a name from a Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon.

  9. The place looks like a condo development.

  10. > Okay, Jeff, I didn’t know that. But it’s bigger than Buckingham Palace, so can I call it a place?

    How should I know, you’re the lawyer.

    > And thanks for the fascinating link!

    You’re welcome.