Saturday, March 29, 2014

French Castles vs. American Homes

A late 19th century castle, built on the foundations of a far older hunting lodge. It has 10 hectares of grounds, and you may be able to buy more meadowland adjoining the property. PRICE: $661,00 U.S.

Standing sentinel in the historic district of Newnan, Georgia, this home is a tribute to the craftsmanship of a bygone era. PRICE: $695,000 U.S.

On the market for the first time in almost 100 years, this property is thought to date chiefly from the 15th and 18th centuries. Features include guard towers, gateways, an ornamental lake, stables and an orangery. PRICE: $1,000,000 U.S.

This Trent River waterfront plantation home sits on just over 4 acres, includes 2 water accessible lots and includes 30k gallon pool, a pool house, a boat house and lift, a waterfront gazebo, accessible boat ramp. New roof and new kitchen with granite. Just 9 miles from downtown New Bern, North Carolina. PRICE: $1.09 million U.S.

Built for the mother of Henry IV, this restored château offers all the glamour of a castle without the inconvenience. It has a pool, tennis court, and a gym/jacuzzi that overlooks the countryside. PRICE: $1.4 million U.S.

This château is in the middle of a picturesque little village. The property dates from the 15th and 17th centuries, and has three acres, featuring orchards and a kitchen garden. PRICE: $1.17 million U.S.
The Power House is located just minutes from Camp David in the Catoctin Mountains. Built from locally quarried stone by expert craftsmen, the exterior has been restored and the interior extensively renovated into luxurious livingspace including high ceilings and a spacious gourmet kitchen. On 11 partially wooded acres on the side of a hill, near Baltimore and Washington, D.C. PRICE: $954,000 U.S.

If you can't spring for an entire castle, you could buy an apartment in Château de la Cazine, a 17th century chateau that has been converted into a resort. Owners can enjoy an 18-hole golf course, spa and fishing lakes on the property's 86 hectares. PRICE: $476,000 U.S.
The Judge William Thomas House dates to 1893 and has been beautifully restored and renovated with central air conditioning and natural gas heat, gourmet kitchen, 2 staircases, grand parlors & foyer, 2 fireplaces & high ceilings. Close to D.C. and Baltimore. PRICE: $517,000

This castle house is located in Brittany and is only 15 miles from the beach and looks over a wooded valley and a river. PRICE: $1.17 million U.S.

This Antebellum Plantation home was built in 1840 and is one of the few in the Jackson area to survive the Civil War. Set on 17.5 acres within 15 minutes of downtown Jackson. Additional land is available. Comes with a pool,a guest house, a 3 bedroom cottage, a barn, and other outbuildings with more features. PRICE: $1.19 million U.S.

This picturesque manor was used as a stronghold against the English during the Hundred Years' War. It is small, with just two bedrooms, but outside you'll find stone stables, a bake house, and seven acres of meadows. PRICE: $253,00 U.S.

Located in Dillon, South Carolina, this house is notable for its spacious reception rooms and kitchen - perfect for entertaining! The upstairs bedrooms are large, each with their own character. PRICE: $225,000 U.S.

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