IRISH BAYOU (WGNO)— Ever dream of owning a castle? Well, now you can for $500,000. The famous “Little White Castle” known as “Fisherman’s Castle” on Irish Bayou is now up for sale.
Realtors told WGNO that currently they are renovating “The Little White Castle” after a bad storm a few weeks ago. They say the heavy winds blew off one of the towers, there were leaks, so now they are fixing the shingles and framing, and patching the roof to fix the roof damage.
Simon Villemarette built the castle back in 1981 to look like a 14th-century chateau. Villemarette built it for the World’s Fair in anticipation of tourists wanting to visit it. Decades and a few owners later, this 942-square foot castle is still a point of interest.
In recent years the castle has received storm damage, it is aging, and it was sold to new owners. The new owners have owned it since 2015 and are now putting it up on the market.