The Layton Castle will be open to the public in a home tour Sept. 9-10 to benefit the Ogden-based Christian Heritage Schools Association. Tickets for the tour are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The home, built in a French provincial design, sits in the foothills above U.S. 89 in Layton. It took 35 carpenters three years to build and includes a waterfall, stables, tennis court and fountains on its four acres.Builder Gary Willey completed it in 1984. Inside, the home features hand-carved oak woodwork, curved stairways, ceiling murals, stained glass windows, and a secret passageway. It is now owned by Lynn and Cookie Wardley.

Tour hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Proceeds from the tour go to CHSA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an educational alternative in Utah.

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For information on the tour and tickets, contact Graham Lovelady, 393-4475.

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