$189,000 | Built 1891 | 5,104 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 5 Baths | 0.50 Acres
105 N Walnut Avenue, Sidney, Ohio, United States, 45365
Built in 1886 to specifications set by John D. Loughlin, who patterned it after a castle in County Cork, Ireland, Bonnyconnellan Castle has been reduced to $189,000 in Sidney, Ohio. The 0.50 acre property hit the market in September 2020 for $299,900. The Shelby County Historical Society states that this home had 22 rooms, 4 bathrooms and over 5,000 square feet of space. It had custom crafted hardwood floors in each room with different wood, ornately carved bannisters, a free-standing staircase that rose to the second floor with an interior adorned with ”over the top” Victorian features and decorations. Loughlin was the owner of the Sidney School Furniture Company and the Mary L. Poultry company. A business failure led to his ruin and the property went into foreclosure in 1902. A 30-foot by 50-foot carriage house sits behind the building.
Ownership and restoration by Tom and Vivian Jutte was noteworthy and was followed by ownership by Kim and Dean Shepherd who continued some restoration. The interior woodwork was stripped and taken off site during hard times, however, it has been located and may be purchased separately by someone wanting to complete an accurate renovation. This unique, grand home is now available and is being offered for sale. It is not too late to bring it back to its former beauty but it is in need of updates to save it from further disrepair. The Bonnyconnellan Castle is on the market for $189,000 with Gay Smith of Gay Smith & Associates. Photography and information found on agent’s listing. Visit the Shelby County Historical Society for more information on Bonnyconnellan Castle.