THE PROPERTY: Castle Schöneck was built by the well-known Munich architect Gabriel von Seidl, who also designed a lot of famous buildings, e.g. the German Museum, the Bavarian National Museum, the Lerbach Castle in Bensberg and many others. Not only the German Empress Viktoria but also numerous members of the noble House of Bismarck resided at this unique estate with its generous proportions and its collection of valuable masterpieces of interior design. After having entered the prestigious grand entrance hall with an open fireplace you will find diverse top-class premises - e.g. the masterful „Herrenzimmer“ (study) with its walls embellished by Otto Hupp in 1894. The spacious living area - a former ballroom in which the German Empress Victoria herself danced - is outstandingly impressive with its open fireplace, gallery and unique ceiling embellishments. From the living area and via a generously dimensioned terrace you reach the 1.500 sqm castle garden. A high professional kitchen with lofty vaulted ceiling, cooking island and a wine cabinet makes the hearts of gourmets beat faster. The light-flooded bedrooms offer splendid views of the castle garden. The master- bathroom captivates due to contemporary, functional design (e.g. Philippe Starck) with rainforest shower and round bath tub. All in all this stately ground level residence seems more like a one-of-a-kind villa. THE SPECIAL FEATURES: Many examples of elaborate craftmanship adorning the doors, ceilings, pillars and walls of this listed building. 1.500 sqm castle garden - entrance hall with open fireplace - living room with gallery and open fireplace - study - master bedroom with fireplace and ensuite bathroom - 2 bedrooms, en suite bath – high professional kitchen - floor heating with thermostat control - triple glazed window with historic exterior windows and double glazed interior windows - audio/video door surveillance system - 3 carport parking spaces in the protected courtyard area - guest apartment with separate entrance - wine cellar with vaulted ceiling and framed bays - access to the river Nidda. THE LOCATION: Situated right before the gates of the City of Frankfurt (city center/ Opera: 12 miles) in the small municipality of Schöneck-Büdesheim. The castle is situated amidst a lovely, peaceful landscape, right next to the loop of the Nidda River. A natural conservation area extends right up to property line of the estate. You will find shopping facilities, kindergarten, primary school, pharmacy and other within close proximity. The European/International School (from 4 years) in Bad Vilbel (7 miles) and 5 golfclubs (8, 9, 10, 15, 17 miles) can be easily reached. THE DISTANCES: Frankfurt City Center: 25 minutes by car Airport Frankfurt Rhein-Main: 30 minutes by car Bad Vilbel: 14 minutes by car A661 (motorway): 14 minutes by car INFORMATION ON THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: Not applicable. Listed monument. MISCELLANEOUS: There will be a detailed usage-based settlement of service and heating costs. The details provided above are based on information provided by third parties. Peters & Peters Sotheby´s International Realty does not assume any liability for the completeness and accuracy of that information. In the event that we have aroused your interest in this stunning property, please call Jennifer Peters at our Frankfurt office or write us an e-mail.