Castles are pretty common in Europe, but Florida? Nearly unheard of. If you did not believe in fairytales, you might believe in them after visiting this castle. If you're looking for castles in America, we have the most charming hidden one in mind.
Coral Castle is best known as Rancho Grande Castle Rock, a nursery and farm located in the Redlands, Florida. This castle is not to be confused by the Coral Castle Museum located in Homestead. Though some locals believed that the castle was inspired by Edward Leedskalnin, the builder of the sculpture garden called Coral Castle as well.
According to Abandoned Florida, the property was bought for an estimated $1 million in 2015 which includes the Coral Castle House, two-bedroom, two-bathroom remodeled home, a large workshop, and a separate office/efficiency unit.
The history of Coral Castle House dates back to the early 1930s. The property was used for agriculture in the 1980s and in 2012 the castle had a fruit and vegetable stand in front.
During Hurricane Andrew in 1994, the exterior remained intact but the roof and second building were comppletely destroyed.
Currently, the castle is used for photoshoots and photography while the rest of the property consists of a farm project filled with 100% Japanese beef cattle, horse for equestrianism, and other animals such as Brazilian Mastiff.
At the moment, the property does not promote the location but a Facebook user suggests it is a great place to celebrate any events offering a relaxing atmosphere. Maybe it is time you pay a visit to the farmers at Coral Castle next time you visit Homestead but, contact the owners first through here.
Rancho Grande Castle Rock Farm & Nursery
Address: 31500 SW 187 Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030
Why you need to go: It's one of the most original coral structures remaining in South Florida.