Happy Friday! Today I’m touring my top five favorite multi-million dollar castles on the market right now…that’s right, CASTLES…for sale…well, technically 4 official castles and 1 unofficial castle, you’ll see why in a second. In all my hunting for more gorgeous homes to tour, I’ve stumbled on more than a few castles for sale and I keep thinking..do people Actually buy these? More importantly…if said castle buyers are in the market for interior design help, how do I meet them??
Take a look at these five and let me know which one is your favorite…I’ll post the winning castle on my Instagram this weekend!
The Cannes Provence-Alps-Cote-D’Azur, located in my home away from home, France, was built in the 19th Century and became a ‘Castle’ in 1872 when the new homeowner added two wings and expanded the square footage to just about 10,000 SQ. FT. It comes complete with its’ very own chapel and winter garden…doors are closed spring, summer and fall ;)…this castle was home to aristocrats and annual galas, I mean straight out of a movie really.
Gaiole Chianti, Tuscany, Italy…I’m literally sold on this castle by the name alone. 43,000 SQ. FT., 19 Bedrooms and 21 Full Bathrooms. What else do you need?? Now they are a major producer of wine and olive oil…truly a castle on a hill. I’m in love…if you need me I’ll be roaming all 19 bedrooms in Tuscany.
The Château de Limpertsberg in Luxembourg is just over 12,000 SQ. FT and is home to one of the largest plots of land in the capital. The rich wood paneling, marble fireplaces, and crown molding date back to the early 1900’s…stunning and move-in ready…
Hackwood Park in the UK is another impeccable property at 51,000 SQ. FT., 24 Bedrooms, and 20 Full Bathrooms. According to Sotheby Realty this estate really ‘tells the history of England’ from the moment you drive through the iron gates….it is fit for royalty…and possible a California girl looking to relocate 😉
Now this last ‘Castle’, Le Palais Royale comes to you from the lovely Hillboro, Florida and there are claims that it is the most expensive estate on the market in the U.S. Technically, a castle is one of three definitions below so this would qualify, however there’s something a bit more regal about a castle being outside of the U.S. don’t you think??
Definition of castle
: a large building usually with high, thick walls and towers that was built in the past to protect against attack
: a large expensive house
: a piece in the game of chess that looks like a castle tower
What do you think?? Should I start packing my cottage for something a bit grander??