Condo for a King
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Opulent Castles You Can Buy for the Price of a Manhattan Condo

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Condo for a King
Christie's International Real Estate

Condo for a King

Every person’s home is their castle, but if you have the cash, you can actually play king or queen for the rest of your life — because actual castles are listed for sale just like regular real estate. To give context to the piles of cash it would take to own your own palace, Cheapism looked at the costs of condos in Manhattan according to StreetEasy, the Zillow site focused on New York City and New Jersey, finding that the most expensive as of January cost $2,274 a square foot and the median asking price was $1.5 million. These are tough price tags to accept when you might relocate to a castle for less. 


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14-Bedroom Cathar Castle, France
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Castle Schulhoff and Winery, Serbia
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Castle Schulhoff and Winery, Serbia

Price: $1.8 million

Built at the end of the 19th century, Castle Schulhoff is an ideal choice for a wine enthusiast: The estate encompasses 226,000 square feet of vineyards, as well as a separate villa, wine cellar, and wine production facility. The castle features 14 bedrooms and 14 full baths, as well as a terrace, waterfront location, and garage.


16-Bedroom Castle, France
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16-Bedroom Castle, France

Price: $3 million

This 18th century castle holds many possibilities as a main residence, holiday home, or rental property. The property includes two buildings, one of which has been divided into two flats. There are plenty of renovation opportunities, and with 16 bedrooms, the castle is ideal for everything from larger families to business ventures. 


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5-Bedroom Stone Castle, New York
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5-Bedroom Stone Castle, New York

Price: $800,000

If you’re looking for a cheap castle, this one should be at the top of your list. This five-bedroom stone castle is on 14 acres by a private pond fed by a mountain stream. It’s been renovated and restored, complete with thermopane windows and doors and a meditation space in the stone tower. Inside, you’ll find original artwork on the ceiling and walls, as well as modern enhancements such as central air.


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Restored Venetian Castle, France
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Restored Venetian Castle, France

Price: $2.9 million

Venetian, neo-gothic, and renaissance styles combine in this unique castle. The property features eight bedrooms and eight full baths restored by a decorator. This castle has been recognized as a historical monument and is sold fully furnished, so you’ll be ready to move right in. 


6-Bedroom French Castle, New Jersey
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6-Bedroom French Castle, New Jersey

Price: $2.9 million

This 7,000-square-foot French castle for sale is on a 1.2-acre lot that includes a three-car garage and a spacious backyard with a paver patio area ideal for spending time outdoors with your family or friends. Inside, custom woodwork and hand-scraped cherry wood floors add rich detail. 


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5-Bedroom French Tudor Castle, New York
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5-Bedroom French Tudor Castle, New York

Price: $2.3 million

This French Tudor castle is on a corner lot of two-thirds of an acre that includes a three-car, heated garage. Behind its classic brick facade are 10-foot ceilings that make for an impressive, spacious design, a four-season sunken living room framed by gates, and a stone fireplace that has been imported from Italy. A chandelier and sconces add traditional style to the dining room.

French Castle
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7-Bedroom 15th Century Castle, France

Price: $2.3 million

This beautiful estate built in the 15th century is full of charm, thanks to its stone staircase, flagstone and tile floors, and 16.4-foot ceilings. It’s on almost 47 acres of grounds that include a pool, pastures, a windmill, and three outbuildings.


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4-Bedroom Castle, Florida
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4-Bedroom Castle, Florida

Price: $1.5 million

This one-of-a-kind property was designed as a replica of the 12th century Lohort Castle in County Cork, Ireland. The result is a stunning residence complete with sprawling grounds that you can enjoy with your family and guests. The property includes a private pond and offers plenty of open acreage that could make for a stunning equestrian facility.


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16th Century Castle on a Hill, Italy
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16th Century Castle on a Hill, Italy

Price: $3.1 million

Built in 1500, this castle features a striking tower. The interior hallway includes 18th century paintings and floral bands. A restored annex houses apartments, and the grounds feature beautiful gardens and views.

4-Bedroom Castle on a Lake, Kansas
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4-Bedroom Castle on a Lake, Kansas

Price: $1.6 million

This four-bedroom castle is on 5 acres and offers a stunning view of Fossil Lake. The house measures approximately 9,600 square feet and includes an attached two-car garage. A fenced-in backyard has underground speakers, and the property is meticulously landscaped. The great room features ceilings that are nearly 20 feet high, which are accentuated by hand-distressed wood beams. The basement also features everything you need for entertainment, including seven flat-screen TVs and built-in wine racks.


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13th Century 18-Bedroom Castle, France
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13th Century 18-Bedroom Castle, France

Price: $3 million

This is one of the largest castles for sale close to the $3 million point. This sprawling castle was built in the 13th century. In addition to its 18 bedrooms, it features an office, a seminar room, a living room, and a wine tasting cellar. There’s an additional restaurant building with a professional kitchen area. A spa overlooks a heated swimming pool and offers beautiful views of the surrounding valley and vineyards.