Helmer Castle Jackson MI

Infamous Helmer Castle in Jackson Michigan Now On The Market

7300 South Draper Road
Jackson, MI

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Lot Size: 20 acres
Year Built: 1920
Price Upon Request

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About

Step into the castle and step back in time to a home modeled after a fifth-century castle built near Nuremberg, Germany. Crafted in the 1920s in Jackson, Michigan by eccentric concert violinist Max Helmer, the local Liberace of his day, the Castle’s fascination, history and folklore are legendary.  Situated on a private 20-acre estate, with nearly a mile of scenic driveways through a beautiful hardwood forest, the legendary “Castle”, as it’s known in the state is located on the highest point in south central lower Michigan.

The Castle, constructed with over 500 tons of fieldstone and steel reinforcement include a dungeon below grade which is accessed through a trap door. The walls of the home are over three feet thick at the base with a lookout/sundeck on the top of the massive 7 story tower which is accessed by an iron spiral staircase. In total, the Castle has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and five fireplaces.

Located not far from metro Detroit, it is near the Michigan International Speedway and the college towns of Ann Arbor and Lansing. This beautiful rolling hills property in the Great Lakes state is surrounded by countless inland lakes and countryside, perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. The estate itself offers extraordinary hunting, hiking and year round nature lover opportunity.

Although this unique estate has been a primary residence for the past 35 years, the future offers unlimited possibilities. For example, these include but are not limited to; vacation home/rental, new single family home development, golf course development, special event venue, lodging for visiting NASCAR race enthusiasts and U of M or MSU activities.

Castle Tour

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