Castles have not only played an important role in European history but have also been fascinating people for centuries.
Although European castles have passed their hayday, there are still thousands of them that attract people with their imposing gothic arches, lush gardens, ancient dwellings, enormous fireplaces, intricate wooden furnishings and massive stone walls.
While a lot of them are in ruins, there is still plenty of it, that is luxury homes offering a kingly stay.
In the United States, there are some such castles, or better called as castle-themed McMansions, that have been on the market for well over a year now.
The only reason behind this is that American castle’s custom nature costs a lot, sometimes far more than even the most luxurious homes nearby.
Here are the three best options:
Chrismark Castle, Connecticut (Rs 260 crore)
Featuring traditional Gothic architecture with pointed arches, flying buttresses and ribbed vaulting, this imposing 18,777 sq ft castle has everything you need to ensure a king-size stay.
The 10-bath property includes a moat, fed by a 30-acre pond, a 1,400 sq ft kitchen, three-car underground garage, an auditorium and a lavish group shower.
Highlands Castle, New York (Rs 85 crore)
Another exquisite masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Highlands Castle offers 180-degree views of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains and Lake George below.
A six-bed, six-bath spread, it also has a 0.5 km long private driveway, life-sized lion statues, iron gates and solid oak woodwork.
Castle Post, Versailles (Rs 100 crore)
The 12,118 sq ft castle just outside Lexington is currently a boutique hotel that has tennis and basketball courts, along with a library, billiards room and a banquet hall. The property has 16 bedrooms and 16 baths.