Camelback Castle


Phoenix, Arizona

This 7900 square foot private residence in the shape of a Moorish castle was built in the 1970's by Dr. Mort Copenhaver, and was known at that time as Copenhaver Castle. The exterior is rock that was blasted from the surrounding mountainside. The property was purchased in 1989 by Jerry Mitchell, a millionaire from Texas who refurnished the interior in western style and renamed it Camelback Castle. In May 2012, it was purchased for $1.45 million by Robert Pazderka, who plans to spend an additional $3 million to $5 million to renovate the castle.


Directions: 5050 E. Red Rock Drive (on the side of Camelback Mountain, north of Camelback Road). Private property; do not disturb the occupants.

Last visited: June 2008.

Standard disclaimer: Sites are described for entertainment purposes only, as they were at the time of my last visit. I can not vouch for the current condition of the site or its accessibility.

Revised: June 3, 2012
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