Lakeland, Florida’s Ledger ran an article today about T.J. Baker — a man who’s converting his own “50-year-old tract home into a bona fide King Arthur-style castle.” My favorite part from the article:
“He built his version of a parapet, or fortress wall. To the roof, he added crenulations — the technical name for notches like those found in a king’s crown. Eventually, he hopes to add a second story with a Romeo-and-Juliet inspired balcony. He also wants to turn his garage doors into drawbridges and build a moat around the house.”
Some neighbors object, but Baker — an architect by trade — seems to have done his code homework, and there’s no homeowner’s association in his neighborhood. Best of all, the local kids love it!
Kudos to Baker for living his dream — and making it happen with his own work.
Castle Fit for a King [TheLedger.com]