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Stunning 13th century moated castle on sale for £1.45 million

Living like an aristocrat has never been easier after a spectacular and well-preserved 13th century moated castle has hit the market for £1.45million in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.  The Grade II listed property is a remarkable combination of historic relevance, modern improvements and tranquil location to make the perfect family home.

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7,600 feet of accommodation stretch across the castle, featuring three floors that consist of eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, reception rooms including a grand dining hall with a medieval fireplace, large kitchen and adjacent breakfast room, large drawing room, a garden room, study, den and games room. The master bedroom makes creative use of the circular tower to create a round bathroom with a stand-alone marble tub.

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The castle sits on 14 acres of grounds and is located to the south of the village of Etton, Cambridgeshire. It is still surrounded by the original moat and just a track at the front of the house breaks up the water. Although built in the 13th century – not much is known about the history of the castle before the 1600s when it was the scene of an important English Civil War battle. With its well preserved grounds and original fittings, the property feels like a step back in time with its tower room.

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It is a lovely historic building with lots of Tudor features – heavy beams, high ceilings and stonework walls that are in pristine condition. A medieval fireplace warms up the dining hall and the tower room dates back to the original castle. It is one of the few castles located in this part of the country, adding a certain level of exclusivity.

The idyllic estate is perfect for buyers interested in a rural setting with a rich sense of historic value without having to sacrifice any of the modern luxuries they are so used to.

Hipster Penthouse

A $30 Million Hipster Penthouse in Downtown Austin

Famed Austin designer Ryan Street is the creator of a futuristic, glass-encased penthouse that occupies the top two residential floors of one of the city’s most sought-after residential skyscrapers – the Austonian. As the penthouse is still in the process of conceptualization and construction – the future buyer will be presented with the unique opportunity to work alongside the renowned designer and customize the property further.

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A total of 16,000 square feet is presented in a design that features five bedrooms, five complete bathrooms, and three additional half-bathrooms, leaving plenty of altering possibilities in the layout and blueprints. Street’s proposed design incorporates natural and quality materials, such as walnut and veined marble to accentuate the glass-and-steel vibe, but buyers are free to choose different materials, of course.

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In the initial design, the lower floor is intended as the primary residence space, and the upper floor will house additional guest suites and have the ability to double as an entertainment station. A large gourmet kitchen is available on the main floor, and a second catering kitchen is part of the second-story layout. Possible amenities include an entertainment room, a butler’s pantry, a home theatre, a study, and an ample guest lounge. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and six private balconies will offer sweeping views of the city skyline and surrounding hill country.

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Residents will enjoy direct access to the Austonian’s on-site amenities that include an outdoor heated saltwater pool; a SPA and jacuzzi; outdoor kitchens and grill areas; a private dog park; a 12-person movie theatre; a library and business conference room; and a 5,500-square-foot workout gym with cardio, Pilates, and strength-training equipment. A 24-hour concierge service, covered parking and valet services are among the other benefits of the upscale building. The penthouse is a unique opportunity to live in this closed-access complex and participate in the creation of a one-of-a-kind dwelling for $30 million.

Spanish Country Villa

Spanish Country Villa Hits the Market for $6 Million

A home that has been fitted for a real Prince is now on sale in the beautiful Spanish countryside. Situated in Marbella the lavish estate has been refurbished and put on the market for $6 million. Occupying a total of 1.45 acres, the Spanish villa comprises 10 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.

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The grand foyer makes for a dramatic entrance with its massive crystal chandelier and a double staircase with white intricate marble balustrades. All bedrooms are beautifully furnished with luxurious drapes, king-size beds and ornate furniture. The formal dining room has expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that provide scenic views into the backyard and also has a spiralling chandelier. Other first-floor rooms include a brand new kitchen, a breakfast room, a sun-filled living room, and two master bedrooms complete with en suite marble bathrooms. Upstairs, there are additional bedrooms with private balconies overlooking the sea.

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Outside amenities include manicured gardens that are decorated with subtropical trees, a functioning tennis court, an outdoor heated pool, and 2,583 square feet of terraces. The property also features a three-car covered garage as well as additional parking for six vehicles. The idyllic estate has a pronounced Mediterranean feel to it with the colonial style entrance adding a certain degree of opulence. No expense has been spared in renovating the property and accentuating its original features to turn it into a modern and lavish real estate haven. With a bright and fresh interior, the house boasts high ceilings and beautiful panoramic windows to reveal breath-taking views towards the sea, mountains and courtyard.

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A total of 6000 square metres of manicured and landscaped lawns surround the spectacular property. Towering cypress trees and a boundary wall circle the perimeter to provide some much-needed privacy for its residents in the upscale burrow of Marbella. The unique architectural style of the property combined with its pristine condition and privileged location makes it a true real estate gem.

Farnham Estate

The 1,250-acre Farnham Estate on sale for €26 million

The magnificent Farnham Estate in Cavan is sold with the guide price of €26 million and one lucky buyer will become the proud owner of 1,250 acres of pristine land with breath-taking scenery. The four-star hotel presents an excellent investment opportunity as it is just about 90 minutes away from Dublin and close to the borders of Northern Ireland.

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Currently under the management of the renowned brand Radisson, it will be run independently after the sale. The main building comprises 158 rooms and large suites with woodland views, and there’s opportunity for additional development elsewhere on the estate. Hundreds of acres of woodland and countryside house plenty of amenities guests will be able to enjoy, such as a manicured 8-hole championship golf course designed by Jeff Howes himself, over four miles of walking and cycling trails and tranquil lakes for fresh-water fishing and water sports.

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All rooms exhibit the same low-key contemporary luxury that conveys style and understated elegance – the perfect combination for relaxing away from the noise of the city. And if that’s not enough – a state-of-the-art SPA centre with 19 treatment rooms, stretched across a total of 40,000sq feet of space, provides plenty of pampering treatments that will leave guests feeling renewed and deeply relaxed. Part of the award-winning SPA is a sauna, aroma baths, a laconium (dry sweating room) and a hydrotherapy infinity pool, whose spectacular design means it’s half indoors and half outdoors.

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As the Head of Hotels & Leisure at Savills – Tom Barrett, describes it – the hotel is ‘one of the largest and most profitable hotel resorts in Ireland’. It’s expected to be the biggest hotel sale outside of Dublin since 2014 and presents a lucrative opportunity for investors to step on the local scene. The venue is popular for corporate functions, weddings and weekend getaways.

A Grand Marylebone mansion

A Grand Marylebone mansion that inspired My Fair Lady is for sale

A ten-bed mansion located on London’s Upper Wimpole Street, was one the home of the real-life inspiration behind George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion character Henry Higgins. The spectacular estate is now on the market for £14.95million.

The property’s unique ambiance includes high ceilings, many original features and authentic stone fireplaces, preserved and renovated to a state of modern perfection. Two separate patio gardens flood the home with natural light. And if the main house is not sufficient – there is a 1,520 square feet, two-bedroom mews house located to its rear, which consists of a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The main house itself boasts a spacious entertaining and family rooms located on the ground and first floors, with ceilings up to 16ft high.

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The hall is a real gem with its original features that include immaculate stained glass fanlight screen, ceiling mouldings, cornice and marble flooring. A 16-seater formal dining room with sash windows and Corinthian columns overlooks Upper Wimpole Street from the ground floor. A large library and completely renovated family kitchen and breakfast room are also located on the ground floor with the kitchen being fitted with the latest in modern technology. A beautiful grand staircase leads upstairs.

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On the second floor guests can enjoy a reception room, two large bedrooms and a marble bathroom. Five further bedrooms and a study can be found on the third and fourth. There is plenty of space, including a massive walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom. The lower-ground floor features a vault-storage, a reception room, kitchen, bathroom and three more bedrooms. This spectacular Marylebone townhouse can be further renovated to turn into a real urban haven.  It is being marketed by property agents Rokstone and attracted a lot of attention for its historic significance and architectural qualities.

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A historic Manhattan house

West Village Townhouse with Carriage House

A historic Manhattan house built in the 1850s has gotten a remarkably contemporary update and been listed by famed auction house Sotheby’s for $24.5 million. New York townhouses have a charm of their own but this one is all the more special for the one-of-a-kind features and atmosphere it exhibits.

The property is located at 336 West 12th Street and comes with its very own “its own carriage house [and] horse walk,” as described in the listing. Previous owner – executive investment mogul Lawrence Clark – invested a fortune, remodelling the property into the real estate gem that it is today. Now, the property benefits from a carriage house that has been converted into a two-story office, a “handcrafted elliptical staircase,” and a number of modern technology that makes for comfortable urban living –  A/C, security and surround sound systems.

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The lovely home has an array of eye-catching features, such as a quiet and reclusive private patio between the two houses; floor-to-ceiling window with beautiful woodwork; a spacious kitchen with a double-height ceiling; and a revamped basement with a private wine cellar, media, laundry and an entertainment room, which also has a connection to the carriage house.

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A total of 7,500 feet of space comprise everything one can need for in the heart of Manhattan. Six bedrooms, four full bathrooms, four powder rooms, a kitchen, an office, wine cellar, entertainment room and patio provide plenty of space in this exceptionally functional, modern and sophisticated urban haven.

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The five-storey main house features a panelled elevator and a hand-crafted elliptical staircase. It is surrounded by the garden-level horse walk and accessed via meticulously rebuilt recessed double doors. The property’s exterior boasts Italian-style red bricks that its strategic location on the preserved cobblestone street gives it a level of privacy and connectivity that is unparalleled.

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A New York Hamptons mansion rental for $1 million a month

It’s a well-known fact that celebrities vacation in style in luxury that are out of this world but now millionaires can have a taste at Hollywood glamour thanks to a New York Hamptons rental that for the staggering sum of $1 million a month or $550,000 for two weeks.

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The lavish mansion comprises 12-bedrooms, a functioning skateboarding half pipe, a rock-climbing wall, a cinema and a 60 foot heated pool complete with its own underwater sound system. The list of spectacular features makes the paradise property ideal for a holiday as there won’t even be necessary to set a foot outside the premises. There is plenty of space for large parties and other VIP guests.

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Some of the more luxurious features of the mansion include a spa room with sunken Jacuzzi for ultimate relaxation. A traditional wood-panelled office makes it possible to catch up on some work during holiday and a 10-persons cinema provides much-needed entertainment. All bedrooms have en-suite marble bathrooms with stand-alone tubs, spacious shower enclosures and double vanity sinks. The sun-filled bedrooms are fitted with flat screen TV for when guests would like to stay in and enjoy some privacy.

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The mansion is surrounded by manicured lawns and boasts a lavish 60-feet pool surrounded by a lounge area. Guests can even play tennis on the court or enjoy a game of bowling in the indoors bowling alley. A total of 11.5 acres have everything that one might want during a vacation to enjoy life to the fullest. Considering the mansion has been rented by A-listers like Beyonce and Jay-Z, it is considered to be top of the luxury in both service and amenities. A private road leads to the front of the property, guaranteeing guests complete privacy during their holiday getaway and Hamptons’ local entertainment venues are within close reach.

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A Five bedroom gothic-style pad in north London for £5.5million

Real estate connoisseurs are going to be head over heels in love with a new architectural haven that has just gone on the market in north London. A dark, gothic-style semi-detached property that is perfect for the modern bachelor is marketed for the whooping sum of £5.5 million in the upscale burrow of Hampstead.

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High-panelled ceilings, flamboyant floor decorations and extravagant curtains are only part of the interior details that make this property into an opulent décor out of an 18th century novel. Other spectacular features that add to the unusual but highly effective design of the pad are ornate chandeliers, stunning glass-stained windows and a large wood-carved door and fireplace surrounds.

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Total square footage of the property is 3,679 and there are architectural plans for a new garden room with an underground audio-visual media and entertainment room leading to a swimming pool by the current owner. There are five bedrooms in the magnetic semi-detached, a gated private courtyard, ample off-street parking for three cars, a large west-facing terrace and an 80-foot rear garden.

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There are several reception rooms and one of them even includes an antique grand piano as well as a Chesterfield sofa placed on an intricately-decorated ceramic-tile floor. One of the reception rooms is furnished in a more contemporary manner with white walls, a fireplace and leather sofas while another has a small built-in library that complements the beautiful arches of the doors and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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The entire ambiance of the property is somewhat dark and opulent, reminiscent of the glamour of the gothic style – prominent in Europe in the Middle Ages, which is something that will certainly appeal to a male buyer. Many real estate agents have described the Hampstead semi-detached as the ‘ultimate bachelor’s pad’ as it strikes a fine balance between masculine energy and classic architecture with a nod to a historic period.

Luxury home with golf course

£1.1million dream four-bedroom home with its own golf course

A luxurious four-bedroom property that is the dream of every golf enthusiast has hit the market for £1.1 million in the idyllic Birky Grange in Thorner, West Yorkshire. Apart from a grand and beautifully furnished main estate there is a small nine-hole golf course as well as a personal clubhouse, making it perfect for entertaining family, friends and guests.

Set amidst mature trees, the four-bedroom home comprises two ponds and three greens apart from the main residence. The custom-made golf course was designed by the previous owner who hired a landscaping company to complete the work as well as maintain it. Properties with this type of features are extremely rare on the market and this one has attracted significant interest from rich buyers, who love the idea of being one step away from a relaxing game of golf.

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Together with the land it stands on, the house comes to about 2.5 acres. The more than ‘average’ English home has four spacious bedrooms that overlook the golf course, a large kitchen with adjoining dining room, sun-filled living room and three bathrooms. It boasts classic English furnishings and fittings alongside beautiful woodwork and plush carpets. The kitchen is hearty and cosy with wooden cabinets and modern appliances – a real treat for every cooking enthusiast.

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The strategic location of the family home provides picturesque 40-mile views of surrounding scenery as well as plenty of privacy for the lucky owners. Potential buyers will be glad to know other features of the property include a stables and a tack room with plenty of room for the horses to run free. Beadnall Copley estate agents, who are selling the lucrative property, are describing it as the ideal mixture of countryside bliss and modern comfort – a combination that has created a lot of interest amongst prospective buyers.

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The priciest Manhattan property

The priciest Manhattan property goes on sale for $120 million

A 12,000-sq-ft duplex previously owned by the renowned ‘King of Wall Street’ John Gutfreund has hit the market for the whooping $120 million. The Upper East Side 20-room apartment takes up the seventh and eight floors of the upscale 834 Fifth Avenue.

The spectacular property comprises 1,600-square-foot master suite together with three additional bedrooms, high painted 12.5ft ceilings, a grand marble staircase and beautiful hardwood flooring. A gallery and a private wine cellar are among the spectacular features of the real estate haven.

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The lower level of the apartment there is an entrance gallery that leads to the Central Park-facing dining room. Three of the bedrooms are also on the first floor and there are several staff rooms, a kitchen, a servants’ hall, a private wine cellar and storage space in the basement. The grand marble staircase leads to the upstairs, where it opens into a light-filled 50-foot-long living room with two fireplaces.

The master suite is also located on the second floor as well as a sitting room, stone fireplace, an original marbled and mirrored bathroom as designed in the 30s as well as a dressing room with an adjacent full bathroom. Panoramic views of Central Park are revealed through the floor-to-ceiling windows as well as of Fifth and Madison Avenues.

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The apartment is sold with its original furniture in pristine condition with heavy mahogany tables and bed frames, plush carpets and silk curtains. Owners will benefit from a 24-hour concierge and chauffeur services available in the prestigious Fifth Avenue building.

This is the ultimate possibility to live in the true New York style, including a maid, valet and food service. It’s an extraordinary two-storey property offers multiple exposures to Central Park and the city. Natural oak cabinetry, soaring 12′-6 ceilings, stainless steel appliances and expansive 10′ x10′ windows complete the spectacular penthouse.

The priciest Manhattan property