Ms. Zachary loves living downtown and lives in this oversized palace with a Shih Tzu to keep her company.
When you think "Castle" do you think New Mexico? What about skid row? Well when it comes to this French style mansion, 73 year old Gertrude Zachary decided that the industrial area of Albuquerque was exactly where she wanted it to be built. This home has 210 chandeliers, an insane antique collection, and boasts a view of vagrants, warehouses and empty lots. Sound like home? Take a look!
Although we don't frequent castles or giant homes in general, the use of artwork, light and over the top flair from all the antiques make this place rather picturesque and quite comfortable. Each room is a piece of artwork in its own right.
Even though an industrial neighborhood seems like an odd place for this structure, the abandonment from your normal hustle and bustle of an urban area (while still usually being quite close to it) makes it a rather ideal place to live. Make sure you head over to the Wall Street Journal to learn more about the space and take the extended tour of many of the spaces throughout the home.
Image: Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal