This house in Venice has been cleverly situated on the water to fortify it against attack--there won't be any marauding hordes of surfers and hippies getting at this place. The three bedroom, two and a half bathroom house was built in 1985 and is known as, duh, The Castle, according to its listing. It sits on the Carroll Canal and has a "private European-style courtyard," a patio with built-in benches, several fireplaces, a breakfast nook, a laundry room, and an attached two car garage. The Castle has been on and off the market for nearly a year and a half; in August 2011 it was asking $1.9 million. As of now, asking price is $1.7 million.
· 452 CARROLL CANAL [Redfin]