Some wonderful coverage in the blogosphere about Bannerman's Island, an honest-to-god castle (with moats and towers and everything) built on an island in the Hudson River by a 19th century arms merchant.
Man, you just don't see lairs getting built like that any more. Used to be, the first thing a rich guy did after making a pile of cash was succumb to Turrets Syndrome (sorry) and build himself a castle.
If I ever achieve my goal of becoming a wildly powerful and fabulously rich mad genius, I am *so* building me a lair, unless there are some pre-existing lairs on the market with nice features.
I wonder if I could put in a bid on this joint?