Ben Rosen, BuzzFeed community member posted a price comparison between NYC apartments and European castles. What turns out from that comparison, believe it or not, is that there are a bunch of beautiful European castles that are more affordable (if you have some spare million in your bank account) than some Manhattan apartments.
Would you prefer a castle in the old and charming Europe or a luxury apartment in the glowing New York City? Let us know in the comments.
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1. Price: $1,621,200
This 13,993-square-foot, 6-bedroom castle sits on 24 acres of land overlooking the countryside of Midi Pyrenees. Features include a large entrance hall opening to the courtyard, salon with a fireplace, grand staircase, elevator, large dining room with fireplace, two kitchens, a bedroom wing with a hall onto the courtyard, study rooms in the towers, two garages, and access to the chapel and east wing.
Here’s a 1-bed, 1.5-bath, 1,200-square-foot apartment on East 30th Street. It’s conveniently located near nothing interesting.
2. Price: $2,325,000
Chateau Blavou is a 10-bedroom, 8-bathroom castle set in a peaceful 27-acre section in Normandy. This property comes complete with a vaulted cellar, a dining room that seats 60+ guests, a cellar/bar area with access to the garden, a wine cellar, food preparation room, two greenhouses, a caretaker’s house, a guest house, and a function room that seats 210 people.
The ad from Craigslist says that this 4-bed townhouse in Williamsburg Brooklyn has the “potential” for a backyard.
3. Price: $2,609,000
This late 19th-century 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom, 8,611-square-foot castle can be found in Vienne on 66 acres of jaw-dropping countryside. Good news, horse lovers: This property comes with a newly roofed farmhouse, two barns, stables, and an enclosed courtyard.
This 80-by-120-foot lot in Crown Heights is everything you’d want in a house (minus the house). Think of all the cool things you could build around this really gross gate.
4. Price: $3,782,000
This 12-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 12,916-square-foot castle is like a fairy tale come true. With over 42 acres of land, a guesthouse, and a beautiful view of Touraine, France, you’ll have no issues entertaining friends.
Here’s a 5-bedroom, 1,331-square-foot townhouse in the Bronx. The bars on the window will help prevent burglary and are probably a fire hazard.
5. Price: $5,066,000
Château Mirwart is a 45-bedroom, 45-bathroom palace in historic Belgian Arden. It was built on a rock rising above the “Vallée de la l’Homme,” and the oldest sections of the building date back to the seventh century.
Here’s a 4-bedroom townhouse located in Greenwich Village. The kitchen doesn’t really have space for a table.
6. Price: $5,674,000
Resting on the lake in Dordogne, France, this lavish Napoléon III-styled chateau boasts a spacious 24-bedroom, 22,066 square-foot living space on 79 acres of land.
This 6/7-bedroom duplex has a finished basement and proudly features 3.5 baths, a balcony, and a “backyard.”