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What Do You Call a Castle Gatehouse Without a Castle? A Fascinating Residence

In a neighborhood of brick Colonials and ramblers in Chevy Chase, MD, a gatehouse billed as “Scottish Tudor” is a one-of-a-kind slice of royalty. 3207 Woodbine Street, Chevy Chase near Washington DC is on the market for $1,875,000, it was built in 1927 on the grounds of a castle—although the castle is now gone.

“As the story goes, the woman who lived there and had it built was named Daisy Calhoun. During the Depression, she was forced to leave the castle because she was bankrupt, and moved into the gatehouse,” says the listing agent, Alyssa Crilley with Washington Fine Properties .For a time, the castle served as a nightclub. Calhoun died in 1949, and the castle was torn down in 1957. Meanwhile, the imposing gatehouse soldiers on .Over the decades, the gatehouse has changed hands several times, with its custodians leaving their own stamp on the property .One was a decorator, and contributed a wealth of intricate paintings on the bookshelves in the library, on the walls in the entry, and on the kitchen cabinets .“The property itself has stood the test of time. The original bones and feel of the castle still remain,” Crilley says.