Kentucky's landmark castle, CastlePost, is up for sale.
The building, modeled after medieval 13th century castles, was built in the late 1960s and is now for sale for $30 million, but that's flexible.
"Everything's negotiable in real estate, yeah," said general manager and real estate broker Charles Martin.
Martin says they have had a lot of interest since the World Equestrian Games and have talked to potential buyers in the Middle East, South America and China.
It is currently a small luxury hotel with 16 rooms and more than 20 bathrooms.
The main building is 20,000 square feet.
"With all the exposure we've had in Kentucky with the games, there's a lot of very good buyers out there on a global front," said Martin.
Thomas Post bought the castle in 2003 and re-built it after a fire the following year.
General Manager Charles Martin says they've even had royalty stay with them.
"When the princes from Saudi Arabia were here the princesses were very good pianists," said Martin. "They played the piano all the time here."
The castle was shrouded in mystery for decades, and not many people had seen the inside of it until Post purchased it and opened it to the public.
In 2003 we spoke with Kentucky history specialist Ron Bryant in an effort to learn more about it.
"It's had a jaded past," Bryant said.
Cypress wood gates with lion heads trimmed in gold foil kept would-be visitors at bay.
That secrecy led to plenty of legends.
It's been rumored that Rock Hudson and Lee Majors wanted to buy it.
In truth, the story of the castle is one of love.
However, there would be no fairy tale ending for the castle's builder, Rex Martin.
"Rex Martin did supposedly build it for his wife, Caroline," Bryant explained. "They were in Europe, she saw some castles - especially German castles - and she was taken with them."
So in 1968, Martin, a wealthy Lexington developer, bought 50 acres along U.S. 60.
The following year, he broke ground for the castle.
By the mid-70s, however, with the castle still under construction, a divorce was in the works.
Records give only a vague reference to the "castle acreage" as to why the couple split.
Bryant says that "Mrs. Martin was interviewed at one time and was asked to talk about the castle and she demurred; she said, 'I'd rather not.'"
The castle sat vacant for years, unfinished and unused for over three decades.
Tax records indicated the 10,400 square foot, two-story home had seven bedrooms, seven baths, and three dining rooms complete with central air, heat and a swimming pool.
According to Bryant, "the big towers were supposed to be used for a cabana or an office."
Even before the worldwide attention the Equestrian Games brought, the castle became a favorite place for tourists to snap photos and once even caught the attention of Queen Elizabeth and her entourage.
The assessment of the queen's secretary was anything but royal.
He was quoted as describing the castle as "an Americanized Mickey Mouse castle," and said they "expected Donald Duck to look over the ramparts at anytime."