As we ring in a new year, we’re giving a nod to unique, historic houses around the world presently up for grabs. Below are five storied, luxury mansions, each rich with its own history and one-of-a-kind details.
This 26-room, 14,000-square-foot mansion sits on 122.3 acres in Lakewood, Colorado.
Currently listed for $27.7 million, it was designed by Denver architect Burnham F. Hoyt, who was most known for designing Red Rocks Amphitheater. The private country road—included on the grounds—leads way to an awe inspiring property complete with mountain views, waterfront property, jogging path, and cattle, fishing, horse, sporting and investment ranches. It is no wonder Hoyt regarded this property as “ most beautiful home in America.
#2: Medieval Castle
Located in Siena, Italy, this 154,139-square-foot castle is currently asking $34.2 million.
Its 115 bedrooms overlook the property’s countryside lake, winery, and vineyards. The interior dates back to the 18th century, and the castle’s exterior dates back to a medieval fortress. A modern edge has been incorporated into the property, with a luxurious interior space, four large swimming pools and a tennis court.
This six-plus acre, 10,000-square-foot estate is home to 12 bedrooms, 10 full baths, has direct waterfront access, and is asking $32.9 million.
Its stately driveway is an entryway to a four-story windmill between the two private entry gates. The Water Mill, New York mansion, built in the 1900s, still maintains many original features including columns, wainscoting, and steam radiators.
#4: Former Convent
This unique former convent—presently listed for $22 million—is complete with 50 bedrooms, 30 bathrooms, and measures in at 77,500 square feet.
The property, which dates back to the early 15th century, sits on a hill in Florence, Italy.
#5: Olive Groves
Currently listed for $17.7 million, this 15-bedroom, 35,520-square-foot real estate complex consists of an adjoining farm, a farmhouse, a small mill and several buildings.
The Florentine estate maintains aspects from its original 15th century architecture, though it has been remodeled over time.