Listed through ReMax/Excalibur The first time I featured this Phoenix landmark was back in 2008 when I told about its origins. COPENHAVER CASTLE . Now, the old saying, “A man’s home is his castle” can be better I have this information as a result of an impromptu self-guided tour of the Castle! The exterior architecture of the castle, including the battlements, (or crenellations), which is defined as In 2012 a new owner purchased it for 1.45 million dollars. articles from (July,1987-February, 1990), http://www.realestate.com/Property/9939728-5050-E-RED-ROCK-Drive-Phoenix-AZ-85018-4000806.aspx, http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-06/D9V6IJ500.htm. He does have it decorated in western style. It appears that there had been a handi-man/remodeler onsite and perhaps he Clearly, Dr. Mort Copenhaver […] Ranch, a tourist attraction in Branson, Missouri, and also owns a ranch by the same name in Black Canyon City. Copenhaver Castle Auction Block - About the only thing interested buyers can’t take with them is the view. Last weekend, I took another photo of what remains of Copenhaver Castle on the south side of Camelback Mountain. The rest of Copenhaver Castle, perched on Camelback Mountain above Phoenix, will be sold to the highest bidder. 5 Bedrooms, 7.50 Bathrooms Built in 1977 The 8,000 sq. The first time I featured this Phoenix landmark was back in 2008 when I told about its origins. It was a thrill Copenhaver Castle View (GC16XT1) was created by graldrich on 10/23/2007. Dr. Copenhaver used around 50,000 bags of cement! He purchased a separate parcel of land on Camelback Mountain to use as a source for the stones he needed to build his castle. There are now plans to renovate and reopen it to the public. There is a drawbridge, and a moat, as well, because after all, it was designed to be similar to a Moorish fortress. It was opened for tours, but after And yes he was built using eight levels, with ten balconies providing a great view of the valley. Copenhaver Castle Copenhaver Castle on Camelback Mountain in Arizona is a famous historical landmark. ft. residence features medieval Moorish architecture and was built on five acres of the mountain over a twelve-year period by Phoenix orthodontist, Dr. Mort Copenhaver… Western-styled cowboy theme with his favorite color, red, incorporated into the color scheme. Dr. Copenhaver It has twenty rooms, towers at the corners of the east walls of the castle are similar to Moorish Castles. is selling the castle but it has been up for sale for a couple of years now and they are thinking of taking it Unfortunately, Dr. Copenhaver was forced to sell the product of his hard work. He traded dental services for construction work, rather than paying his few helpers. The Hidden Castle In Arizona That Almost No One Knows About. Dr. Copenhaver donated money to missions in Mexico, and some of the Hispanic missionaries helped with the So I checked in reference and found out that The castle was built in the 1970s and is a private residence. Price: $10,000,000 The twenty rooms include five bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, a servants quarters, a billiards room, and a dungeon with a bar. The castle was built by Dr. Mort Copenhaver, an orthodontist, whose business franchise eventually collapsed. lost the home in bankruptcy proceedings after it was used for collateral for loans in his business dealings. and simplest form, the first castles were strongly built in key locations to withstand enemy attacks. Old and rare. See this spectacular Moorish castle built into the mountainside, interior photos. Phoenix In Depth. Phoenix City Visitor’s Bureau, Copenhaver Castle is one landmark that will continue to be a favorite to During the mid- 1980’s, Dr. Copenhaver put the castle on the market including five bedrooms, seven and one half bathrooms, four fireplaces, and three garages and carports. One of the most unique and highly photographed buildings in the Phoenix area is Copenhaver Castle. If you were chased away by the Phoenix P.D., you got an up close look at one of Phoenix’s most popular and intriguing properties. There are now plans to renovate and reopen it to the public. Even today, the structure stands gracefully on the side of the mountain. 1. It would be wonderful if Jerry Mitchell would open his home for a special tour. A truly unique home built in 1967 by Dr. Mort Copenhaver a wealthy orthodontist. His plan was to build a castle. Surprisingly, Arizona is home to quite a few castles. The Great room features a spa The castle was built by Mort Copenhaver, who was a Valley dentist. Check the pictures for exact quality. Copenhaver Castle on Camelback Mountain in Arizona sold for $1.45 million. As strange as it sounds, a dentist built the Copenhaver Castle! It took him three years to blast a driveway into the rocky hillside and 12 years to finish his stone fortress, which still stands as one of the most recognizable homes in Arizona. Pazderka said the doctor recruited a handful of laborers to help him build the home stone by stone chipped away from Camelback Mountain. very least private parties. Really amazing HUGE castle. to see it and I feel strongly that it should be available for tour or at the Jan 4, 2014 - Copenhaver Castle on Camelback Mountain in Arizona sold for $1.45 million. It's really high up on Camelback, up around the neck of the 'camel'. The massive structure blends into the mountainside because the 30-inch stone blocks used in the exterior walls came from the site, which required blasting during excavation. I checked it out today after some friends told me how to get to it, I'd never been there before. Many people hope that the castle will be opened for tours, but it is unclear what the new owner’s plans are for this beautiful, timeless castle. The rounded The Castle was open and there were flyers on a countertop. It is said that just the installation of the driveway alone was about a half-million dollars in labor and materials The Exterior The Interior The History The Mystery The Interior The History The Mystery Home; Local; Sports; Things to Do; Nation Now; Business; Travel & Explore; Politics; Opinion I am close friends of Jerry Mitchell and just to let the interested people out there know the inside of the The information on this page was from a report written by Lynn P. of Phoenix, AZ. Copenhaver Castle Auction Block - About the only thing interested buyers can’t take with them is the view. — Dr. Copenhaver chose not to use any machinery when he built his famous castle. This is the infamous castle house on the south west side of Camelback mountain.