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1903 Victorian

Mandan, North Dakota 58554

Castle on The Hill

Northern Exposure
Northern Exposure
One of a kind, turn of the century, three story Victorian Castle set on 2.25 acres overlooking the beautiful Missouri River Valley.
Western Exposure
Western Exposure
Original quarter-sawn oak china cabinet complete with stained glass window. The dining,living, and parlor/music room floors are also quarter-sawn oak
Pillars on staircase and stairs are all original quarter-sawn oak. The woodwork, pocket doors and plate rail are also quarter-sawn oak
3 Stories
Bedrooms 5
Full Baths 2
Acres 2.3


  • High Ceilings
  • 2 full baths
  • 3300 square feet
  • 5 bedrooms
  • bonus rooms
  • broom closet
  • ceiling fans
  • chokecherry and apricot trees
  • circular drive
  • claw-foot tub
  • deck 12x28
  • eat-in kitchen
  • evergreen trees
  • formal dining
  • full basement
  • large linen closet
  • laundry/mud room
  • living room
  • office
  • parlor/music room
  • radiator heat
  • range
  • refrigerator
  • tower room
  • two car garage

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Castle Story

The house was built in 1903 by Charles Kidd, who had been commissioned by the exchequer of a European count. However, the exchequer had stolen the count's money and ran away with his wife! They came to North Dakota in the early days of the railroad, thinking it would be virtually impossible to de discovered in this "remote" setting. When the house was nearing completion, word came that someone, somehow, had indeed located them. They disappeared immediately, leaving behind an unpaid bill for the house. The lumber yard inherited this beautiful,well-built structure.

In 1955, the Red Owl grocery chain bought the prime downtown Mandan lot where the house was located. Therefore, the house was auctioned. My parents, Peter and Mary Syvrud, bought it and moved it two miles south of Mandan to its present ideal location. The hilltop panoramic view from these 2.25 acres is stunning in all four seasons.
One experiences fresh clean air here and unlimited, unobstructed views of magnificent sunrises.

The Mandan-Bismarck area has a large medical complex, an airport, the state capitol, great shopping, three colleges, one university and excellent K-12 schools both public and private. In fact, Fort Lincoln Elementary is within easy walking distance of Castle and is on the bus route.

We are close to Fort Lincoln State Park, miles of recreational trails, legendary hunting and fishing, snowmobiling, water and cross-country skiing, boating, rodeos, ranches, folk festivals and farms. Teddy Roosevelt's home in the Badlands National Park and the Lewis and Clark expedition outposts are just a few hours away.
The German-Scandinavian heritage of this area brings a delightful flavor of friendliness, a strong work ethic, good food and healthy fun. It is simply a great place to raise a family.

Archived in April, 2013

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