Camelback Castle

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Video/Interview New Camelback Castle owner shows off its secrets
Channel 12 by Scott Light |
A video/interview with the new owner of Camelback Castle about the secrets and passageways of the Spanish-style castle... Read more...

An Arizona castle truly fit for a king
By Katie Baker Posted by Steve Stout Posted: Aug 24, 2012 Updated: Sep 06, 2013 - CBS5 |
The 7,000-square-foot home took 12 years to build, all by hand, on land bought back in 1967 by Phoenix dentist Dr. Mort Copenhaver.Since then it's had three owners, all of whom went bankrupt... Read more...

Did You Know: Camelback Castle To Get A Makeover
By Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez August 15, 2014 - KJZZ |
Perched on the south side of Camelback Mountain is a home known as Camelback Castle. It’s like no other in the area. For nearly 40 years, this place has sat on a mountain overlooking the Valley. It was built with mountain rocks and made to last forever. Did You Know…there are many unique features about the place, including that it was built out of rocks from Camelback Mountain... Read more...

Man who built Copenhaver Castle in Phoenix helps new owner with repairs
by Peter Corbett - Aug. 4, 2012 - The Republic |
It was one man against the mountain when Mort Copenhaver started building his castle 45 years ago on a southwestern ridge high on Camelback Mountain. It took him three years to blast a driveway into the rocky hillside and 12 years to finish his stone fortress, which still stands as one of the most recognizable homes in Arizona... Read more...

Phoenix castle's new owner plans royal makeover
by Peter Corbett - Jun. 6, 2012 - The Republic |
Robert Pazderka's new home really is his castle. Pazderka purchased Copenhaver Castle on Camelback Mountain late last month for $1.45 million with plans to spend up to $5 million to make it livable.... Read more...

Camelback Mountain castle sells for $1.45 mil
by Peter Corbett - Jun. 1, 2012 - The Republic |
A Camelback Mountain castle that has been a financial nightmare for its owners has sold for $1.45 million. Robert Pazderka bought the 7,900-square-foot Copenhaver Castle on the southwestern flank of the mountain and expects to spend $3 million to $5 million renovating the unusual stone fortress with its secret passages, dungeon and a spa the size of a moat in the living room... Read more...