Home makeover gurus Chip and Joanna Gaines are adding a castle to their list of fixer-uppers: The HGTV stars purchased the historic Cottonland Castle in their native Waco, Texas, Wide Open Country reported. The German-style castle dates back to 1890, and is in need of some TLC that the couple is surely equipped to give to it.
Whether you’re looking for a unique fixer-upper, or just want to live in a castle like the stunning Virgin Islands castle seen here, there are plenty of other fairy-tale-worthy properties located across America. Here are some of the most enchanting castles for sale in the United States.
Castle on the Lake in Bigfork, Montana
- Price: $1.55 million
This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1998 and replicates classic European castle design. The castle-like abode faces the Lake of the Woods, and offers views of the Swan Mountains. Unique touches include great room beams reclaimed from the historic Elkhorn Mine, an artist’s studio and hidden passageways.
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Wooded Estate in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- Price: $2.35 million
- Square-footage: 15,370
This eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom estate is located in a wooded lot on 3.5 acres of land. The property features two dining rooms, multiple fireplaces — including one in the master bath suite, a game room, an entertainment center, a wine cellar, exercise rooms and more.
Updated Castle in Warren, New Jersey
- Price: $2.78 million
- Square-footage: N/A
This six-bedroom, eight-bathroom property was majorly renovated in 2017, and updated with modern features including marble countertops throughout the kitchen, top-of-the-line appliances, an elevator, an exercise room, a media room and a pool with a spa. The castle-like property in Castle Ridge sits on 1.27 acres of land.
Scottish Castle in Tuckasegee, North Carolina
- Price: $3 million
- Square-footage: 10,043
This Scottish border castle looks out at the Blue Ridge Mountains. The four-bedroom, six-bathroom property known as Castle Ladyhawke sits on 16 acres and features multiple suites with spa baths, a caterer’s kitchen and a three-car garage.
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Oceanfront Castle in Melbourne Beach, Florida
- Price: $3.25 million
- Square-footage: 7,840
This five-bedroom, six-bathroom oceanfront castle was custom-built in 2004, and sits on the white sand beaches of the southern Barrier Island in Melbourne Beach. The property’s rooftop deck is an ideal setting to star gaze — and to watch the rockets launch from Cape Canaveral.
Stone Manor in West Orange, New Jersey
- Price: $3.4 million
- Square-footage: N/A
The eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom Landmore Estate was originally built for Charles Edison, former governor of New Jersey and the son of Thomas Edison. The three-story stone manor sits on over six acres in the gated community of Llewellyn Park. The home feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of New York City, but is located only 14 miles away. Amenities include a wine cellar, heated pool, tennis courts and a children’s play castle.
European Mountain Castle in Ketchum, Idaho
- Price: $3.7 million
- Square-footage: 5,646
This five-bedroom, six-bathroom house has European Old World charm with modern amenities, including an elevator, three-car garage and a spa. It’s an ideal residence for nature lovers — its spacious kitchen and elevated terraces provide 180-degree river, pond and mountain views.
King Arthur's Castle in Portland, Oregon
- Price: $4 million
- Square-footage: 13,000
Tucked away in the hills of Portland’s Forest Park, Blackberry Castle is a true castle in America, complete with a turret, suits of shining armor and a feast-worthy kitchen. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom property sits on 6.4 acres of land, and features an interior garden, ceilings hand-painted to look like a sky, a full-service three-tap bar, a two-level circular library, multiple fireplaces, a home theater, a fully-equipped gym with a climbing wall and sauna, a vineyard, wine cellar and tasting room, and a tennis court.
French Chateau in Alhambra, California
- Price: $5.5 million
- Square-footage: N/A
Named the “Pyrenees Castle,” this French chateau-style home sits on over 2.5 acres, and has 360-degree views of the San Gabriel Valley. It is the largest privately owned property in the area, with nine bedrooms and 10 baths. Notable features include a marble foyer, crystal chandeliers, original hardwood flooring dating back to 1925, hand-painted murals, two full kitchens, a game room, a hair salon and four garages.
Sea Castle in Stuart, Florida
- Price: $6.4 million
- Square-footage: 10,585
This pink six-bedroom, 10-bathroom castle sits on an acre of land in Florida’s Galleon Bay. Named the Castillo de Mar (Sea Castle), the Old World-inspired property features a wine tasting room, a game room, an elevator, a heated pool and spa, and a master suite with ocean views.
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Georgian Manor in McLean, Virginia
- Price: $6.8 million
- Square-footage: 16,000
This seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom Georgian Manor sits on over five acres of property, and features eight fireplaces, a pool, a hot tub, a card room, a wine cellar and a 10-seat theater.
Fairy-Tale Caribbean Castle in St. Croix, Virgin Islands
- Price: $9.95 million
- Square-footage: About 10,000
This mountaintop estate was built by a Bulgarian countess, and features six bedrooms, six full baths and 360-degree views. The secluded Caribbean castle sits on over 120 acres of rolling hillsides, and is located adjacent to the St. Croix yacht club.
Venetian Palace in Longboat Key, Florida
- Price: $22.5 million
- Square-footage: 19,300
Inspired by the architecture of Renaissance Venice, this six-bedroom home — named Serenissima, or “The Most Serene” — sits on 1.18 acres on the southern end of Longboat Key. The modern-day palace was made for entertaining, built with a grand salon that can accommodate 100 guests, a master chef’s kitchen and a 10-seat theater.
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Metro Mansion in Mahwah, New Jersey
- Price: N/A
- Square-footage: About 50,000
The 58-room, three-story Darlington estate has been called the American Versailles. It dates back to 1901, and is one of the most historic castles in the United States — it is listed with both the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. The home features detailed hand-carved woodwork throughout, a great hall with 30-foot-high ceilings and a rare 1906 Aeolian player pipe organ, a library with a 15-foot-high ceiling painted by muralist James Wall Finn, a formal tea room, restaurant-style kitchen, a double master wing, a wine cellar and tasting room, cigar room, beauty salon, theater, billiard room, poker room, a luxury spa with a lap pool, steam room and sauna, massage and exercise rooms, a tennis court, an eight-car garage, and staff quarters with five suites and lounges.
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