NIMBYs Stop Game of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin From Building the Castle of his Dreams
Winds of Winter is not the only George R.R. Martin project that might go unfinished. On Tuesday, the Santa Fe Historic Districts Review Board turned down the famed fantasy author’s application to build a castle on his property.
Martin and his wife, through their Water Gardens Trust, had applied to build a home and seven-sided tower-like structure which would house a library, the Daily Mail first reported. That tower, in order to accommodate a stairwell and elevator, was six feet higher than what was allowed in the historic district in which the structure would be located.
Housing the elevator within the proposed tower (the application calls it the “Water Garden Keep”) would forestall the need for “unsightly box-like protrusions” on top of the Martins’ castle, their application says. It also says the elevator is necessary to accommodate the couple’s limited mobility.
The proposed castle had been revised substantially since it w
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