It came to my attention today that the Hard Luck Mine Castle near Goldfield, Nevada was still for sale. Randy Johnston who owns this unique property, purchased the Hard Luck Mine and surrounding 5 acres in 1998. It has been reported that he spent $3 Million building the Castle which he put on the market for $1.2 million in October. It looks like the price has been reduced to $900,000.
Update 12/7/2020: Catherine Clifford of CNBC reported on December 3rd that this home was for sale for $900,000 however when I pulled it up on Zillow it showed contingent at $549,900.
Update 10/20/2019: It looks like the price has been reduced to $699,900. I can’t believe it has not sold.
Prior to this, I remember reading about this 8,000 square foot home in the middle of nowhere as some people thought this would make a good doomsday home or to be protected from a future zombie apocalypse. This is actually not too far off. This home was built with 24,000 bricks and over 7 tons of rebar according to the real estate listing featured here.
This fortress of a home is completely off the grid. Power is generated by wind and solar energy with a 3,000 gallon propane tank, 300 gallon diesel tank and two backup generators. There is also a 4,000 water tank with an 800 gallon tank trailer to bring water to the house.
Though the Hard Luck Mine Castle has a Goldfield address, if you look at the map below you will see it is located about 27 miles as the crow flies due south of Goldfield, west of the 95.
I am not the listing agent. I am only writing about this property as a newsworthy blog post. The Listing Agent is – Brian Krueger at CB Strategic Services. If you are interested in this property and have yet to secure a buyers agent, please reach out to me to represent you.
The inside of the home is very artisan and unique. This home has three full bathrooms, a wine cellar, two kitchens, a game room, theater, planetarium, wood shop and a fountain room. Oh yes, plus two pipe organs from the 1920’s. Please use this link to see the photographs.
This is a fun property and for $900,000 I feel this is a bargain for a get-away property in the Nevada desert. I found a great drone video of the property on YouTube.