Weird Homes Tour – Austin
Artist Craig Turner describes the Knight’s Retreat as a 20 year labor of love dedicated to his wife and children. He wanted them to grow up in a magical place where they might expect to meet a unicorn.
The expansive backyard comprises a labyrinth of paths taking you from one “garden room” to another. Visitors wonder the beatifully manicured gardens to discover medievel stone towers, archways and a Roman inspired pool. Behind the main house, a stone cottage comes straight out of a romantic medieval fairy tale. This royal bedroom showcases 14 stained glass windows, swords, and bevy of original medievel oil paintings. Craig meticulously created almost everything himself.
Inside the main house you will find Craig’s collection of world artifacts including ancient Indian wooden doors. And don’t miss Craig’s studio of his paintings from his time in the African bush.
But be careful where you explore though, you might just wind up in Narnia. And if you meet that unicorn, tell ’em we said hello!