Royal Treatment: Castles for Sale
Fairy tales aren't so hard to turn into reality these days. Though the number of castles sold worldwide is minuscule compared to the overall real estate market, it has increased in recent years. Take a look at some real-life castles that are up for grabs.See more on the luxury homes market.
Faraglioni di Capri is the real selling point for the 10,000-plus square foot Villa Castiglione. Resting on some 300,000 square feet of Italian soil, the seven-bedroom, five-bathroom villa houses two kitchens, a sizable gallery and a swimming pool.
Price: $38 million
Dark Island, N.Y.
It was originally built for the president of the Singer Sewing Machine Co., Frederick G. Bourne, by renowned architect Ernest Flagg. The five-story, 28-room castle, aptly named Singer Castle, has stone spiral staircases, copper gutters and a dungeon.
Price: $22 million
Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy
This 30-room castle totals more than 23,000 square feet; the property includes two minor round towers, which house apartments, a swimming pool and a manicured garden.
Price: $12.7 million
Seton Castle, built in the 18th Century, retains the period detail, with ceiling plasterwork and unique chimney pieces. The four-story principal house totals 9,000 square feet. The 14-acre grounds include wide lawns, stables and a helicopter pad.
Price: $9.4 million
Loire Valley, France
The 100-plus acres of grounds include several outbuildings, a 22-acre lake and an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.
Price: $11.6 million
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