A Home Fit for a King - Master Architects!

After careful deliberation (and a lot of arguing and axes being flung across the office), we're ready to announce the winners of our Home Fit for a King construction event!
We received a lot of amazing submissions - we'll be featuring every qualifying entry later on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
First, a few honorable mentions. We had a 3-way tie for 3rd place, but we could only choose one in the end. Honorable mentions will each receive a DnL key for their efforts!
OMGIE defies physics and floats his castle in the center of a tranquil lake:
PhsychoBear's stronghold is defended on all sides, including two fearsome Cyclopes guarding the entrance.
In 3rd place, with the prize of a $10 Amazon gift card, we have Wolf Angelus, who gave us not just a single house, but an entire viking village! A single screenshot wouldn't do this submission justice, so Wolf provided an entire slideshow, which you can check out by clicking here.
In 2nd place, taking home a $25 Amazon gift card we have Daddio66's castle! Any royal family would be happy to call this castle home, especially when it has 3 massive fire dragons defending it from invaders!
Finally, in 1st place, taking the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card, we have FollyVentures! What set this castle apart from the others was the variety in materials used in its construction. The soaring towers, fortified walls, and royal standards fluttering in the wind make this a home truly fit for a king.
Thanks to everyone who participated! Prizes for all winners will be distributed shortly. Be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages later for the full gallery of all qualifying entries.