German castle Lord wants to swap for a Melbourne home
The Lord of a German castle wants to swap it for a Melbourne home.
The Herald Sun reports Lord James Richard Welsh and his wife Ingrid Straub-Zerfowski are seeking to switch their extravagant 15th-century Schochwitz castle for a slice of the high life in the world’s most liveable city in the ultimate downsize move – an apartment.
‘Or a house,’ Lord James Richard Welsh told Ross and John today.
‘My son’s living in Melbourne now, I’ve been over a couple of times and I like the place.
‘If I sell (the castle) here I have to pay too much tax. If I swap it, I don’t have to pay tax!’
The features includes:
- 28 bedrooms
- 15 showers
- Double-glazed windows
- Central heating
And it’s all worth about AUD$1 million.
Burnso: Do you know what $1 million gets you in Melbourne?
Lord James Richard Welsh: Yeah, not much!
The incumbents set up the castle as a healing centre.
‘But it’s turned into a hotel, we’re too busy,’ Lord Welsh said.
You can learn more about the property here.