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Castle Homes

Wealthy families have long lived in grand monuments to their riches, such as the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif. But castle homes aren’t reserved for the super-rich or those holding European titles. Although it’s commonly thought of as an Old World practice, Americans live in castle-style homes in all corners of the New World. This collection features representatives from Washington state to Florida, each with varying degrees of castle features. Some carry legacies of famous tycoons, while others were built for private families indulging a case of turret syndrome.

What follows are 10 castle homes that are for sale or were recently on the market, provided by Zillow and Realtor.com. They are presented in order from the most humble (well—as modest as house can be when it takes the form of a castle) to the most sprawling and luxurious.

By Colleen KanePosted 26 January 2012