A regal estate—whether it be a classic mansion or an enchanting castle—is one that boasts unparalleled and highly refined grandeur. Below are five stately and sophisticated brick homes around the world that epitomize luxury living and the good life, each fit for a king.
Recently sold by French actress Catherine Deneuve, this £3.2 million estate was built in the 18th century and still maintains features from the era.
The French countryside retreat—whose notable features include two 700-square-foot master suites, a splendid “lounge boudoir,” a 750-square-foot sauna space, and a cinema-slash-relaxation-room (not to mention a kitchen roughly the size of a Manhattan studio apartment)—sits on 44 acres and is 46 miles from Paris.
This recently-sold, classic French-style mansion is located in Atherton, California.
The $9 million home is comprised of two master suites, a gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, media room, and lush landscaping, which can be viewed from the outdoor pool and guesthouse.
Located in Hickory Creek, Texas, this 48,000-square-foot mansion comes with six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and sits on 39 acres.
The palatial estate took five years to be built.
#4: Humewood Castle
Humewood Castle, a 427-acre estate, is located in County Wicklow, 40 miles south of Dublin. The 38,000-square-foot mansion consists of 15 bedrooms, a ballroom, a fairy-tale tower, a billiard room, a wine cellar, and more. Its vast grounds are filled with woods, lakes, stables, and staff cottages.
#5: Castle Howard
Castle Howard—located in North Yorkshire, England, 15 miles north of York—has been home to the Carlisle brand of the famed Howard family for more than 300 years.
The 18th century residence—which took over a hundred years to complete, spanning the lifetime of three earls—sits on 1,000 acres of awe-inspiring landscaping.