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9. Castle on The Bay

Location: San Francisco, California
Price: $1.49M
Bed: 4 Bath: 2 Sq ft: 1436

Claim to Fame: Formerly the Albion Ale & Porter Brewery until Prohibition shut it down.

About: There are several “castles” in this list of homes, and this residence has a six-story tower and castle ruins on the property, but also has a history as a brewery built in 1870, which operated until 1919. For those more interested in continuing that brewing legacy, underground springs supply 10,000 gallons of fresh water a day, held in canals in underground caves, and the sale price includes the water rights and rights to the Albion Ale and Porter Brewry name.

Located just across the street from the San Francisco Bay, the Albion Castle is also an historic landmark. It’s restored with antique cabinetry and tiles, and polished slate countertops in the kitchen, as well as a stone fireplace and natural woodwork.