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Amsterdam Castle sold, owners keen to move on

Family enjoyed renovating, living in former armory

The Amsterdam Castle, which dominates the landscape of the city's south side was sold late last month.
Photographer: John Enger
The Amsterdam Castle, which dominates the landscape of the city's south side was sold late last month.
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Castle owners are a unique group. Generally they need healthy finances and, according to Susan Phemister, a flair for the dramatic. Sting is a good example. The musician enjoys castle life in England. Phemister herself lived in a castle until a few weeks ago, although hers was in Amsterdam and technically a decommissioned armory. “You need a modicum of whimsy to buy a castle,” she said. “I’ve seen a lot of people get scared off ...


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