Our 10 Most Distinguished European Properties

A continent of disparate countries creating a hotbed of culture and history, Europe is seen by many as the center of the world. It’s no coincidence that it almost always appears in the middle of world maps. 

When did it all start? In the medieval times of Castles and royalty? Maybe it was the age of exploration. It doesn’t really much matter because Europe is eclectic in nature, as most things are, but the special thing about Europe is that it bears so much of its past in its everyday life.

We can visit those castles, can see Vermeer’s lapis lazuli, walk original cobblestone streets peppered with ancient cathedrals, even smell what Sean Maguire smelled in the Sistine Chapel.

All these parts of history coming together to form the continent we know today. In everything from bloody histories to study abroad stories, the continent’s eclectic nature is clear to see on almost any scale. We even get to see that diversity in our list! 

Everything from contemporary estates to historic villas, here are the ten most luxurious properties we have for sale throughout Europe!

10. Kapellen, Antwerp, Belgium

Price Tag: $6,681,637

Nestled in the forest of Kapellen, this villa has exceptional views of the Royal Antwerp Golf Course. Incredibly modern, still in its infancy at five years old, this clean-cut behemoth sits on an expansive 100,233 square foot lot. The living area coming in at an astounding 12,163 square feet of living space still leaves a plethora of room, even when accounting for the in-ground pool. Thanks to the architect, who was no stranger to the effects of natural light in interior spaces, we have a beautiful home to start our list.

9. Loule, Faro, Portugal

Price Tag: $7,424,040

An impressive driveway brings us through the door to the grand hall of this beach style villa. The coastal vibes are further enhanced by the ocean view, bright interior colors, and the villa’s short distance from both the beach and the Ria Formosa natural park. Pool privacy is preserved by meticulously maintained and well-laid gardens. With a lot size of 41,440 square feet, and a living space of just over 5,000, the additional plot of land has full building rights and limitless potential. Five en-suite bedrooms, seven baths, this 2002 home is the perfect perch for the successful thalassophile.

8. Budapest, Hungary: Villa Christina

Price Tag: $9,023,065

During the reign of King Matthias, the area where this villa lies was managed by the crown. These old hunting grounds are one of the most sought after residential areas in Budapest.

An environmentally friendly, modern minimalist mansion. It’s fitted with vanguard tech, ranging from security, to earthquake protection, to controlling the whole compound from your smart device. Emphasis on modern, this 2015 home is state-of-the-art.

With a lot size of about 35,000, and a living space of just over 23,000, to call it spacious is an insult. Some of that space is dedicated to the spa in the basement, fit with saunas, a steam room, salt caves, solariums, and even a tepidarium.

This property is one you have to see for yourself, though, you’ll only be amazed. To understand a villa like this, you’ll have to experience it for yourself.

7. Berlin-Dahlem, Germany

Price Tag: $10,648,405

Wrought iron and shrubbery envelop this palatial German villa. Built in 2006, 20,020 square feet of living space, upon first glance this building is undeniably impressive. More full baths than there are bedrooms, and as many indoor pools as there are kitchens, the interior is a must-see as well. Aesthetically reminiscent of Olympian gods, modernized and exemplified, especially in the pool room, this villa is hard to forget.

6. Tannay, Switzerland

Price Tag: $15,482,000

Switzerland! Home to some of the world’s best skiing, the world’s best chocolate, and the best option we had for number six on this list. 5,400 square feet of living space, sitting atop 24,000 square feet of land, this home was only missing one thing. It wasn’t a pool, no, it has a beautiful one of those. It was missing a homeowner, but then you came along. Once you reach out to us here at Castles, we’ll be happy to help make your transition seamless and painless.

5. Ramatuelle, Saint-Tropez, France: Villa Salmanazar

Price Tag: $20,776,445

There may not be a human alive that could argue the fact that France, home to our number five pick, is one of the most breath-taking, romantic locales on the planet. This sprawling estate, aptly named not after the biblical king, but the nine-liter large format wine bottle, is a force to be reckoned with. Dormant amongst the hills of Ramatuelle, Provencal-style and Saint-Tropez flair synthesize into this beauty.

Easy access to le Cote d’Azur, and privacy from the tourists. While it exudes a beach club feeling, upon entering it’s clear that the villa is well-suited for family living as well. A two-hour drive from the nearest airport, fifteen minutes from Saint-Tropez as we know it, and five minutes from Club 55, this property is malleable. It is exactly what you need it to be.

4. Lake Como, Brunate, Italy

Price Tag: $22,660,000

Two wings coming together with two styles to form this Italian villa tucked amongst the trees overlooking Lake Como. Views of the Alps, including Mont Blanc, are enough to give people their first understanding of what everyone in the know means by “the great outdoors.” The south wing was built neo-Louis XV style, while the north wing boasts a modern rationalist style. Various artists, architects, and designers have their marks all over this estate; art blessing the walls and ceilings of numerous rooms.

In addition to these two wings, there’s a separate villa meant for the staff needed to maintain 12,702 square feet of living space sitting on top of 269,107 square feet of land. Yes, that was typed correctly. 269,000 square feet of land. With various parts of this property resembling the more visually stunning stills from the internationally multi-award winning film “Call Me by Your Name,” this is one you’ll want to see.

3. Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Price Tag: $29,307,072

Built in 2017, almost 12,000 square feet of living space, this is one of the most impressive modern penthouses you’ll ever see. We promise.

2. San Rafael, Ibiza, Spain

Price Tag: $51,074,322

If Avicii were alive today, he would agree, this equestrian territory is cool. We’re positive he would have stronger words, but we’re speechless. If you’re into numbers, you’ll love to hear that this compound boasts almost 22,000 square feet of living space. Whether you’re into numbers or not, you’ll be astonished to hear we called it a “territory” because it exists on 861,094 square feet of land. Imagine the potential for events! One main house, two side houses for the staff, enough room to raise around one hundred horses, a path with over one hundred olive trees, three huge terraces, plenty of wrought iron and natural stone walls, an eight car garage, and a bathing lake for the horses. In, of all places, Ibiza. You can understand our shock.

1. Mosina, Poland

Price Tag: $59,068,115

30,000,000 square feet. Thirty million square feet.

An estate in a national park, overlooking the Warta River where we find a private marina. Europe’s most well-equipped polo club, and an indoor practice facility, exist on the grounds. Tournaments are held either in the lit arena, or the other two fields. The villa also contains:

  • A ballroom featuring a hand painted ceiling and crystal chandeliers
  • A library/cigar lounge
  • A mahogany paneled dining room
  • Owner’s kitchen equipped with Clive Christian furniture
  • A study
  • White marble floors in the main lobby accompanying the swimming pool
  • Stables for sixty horses
  • Glass sunroom
  • Summer and winter paddocks
  • A 1,400 square foot country-style guest house with five suites
  • An oak paneled tennis court of 2,800 square meters
  • An office building of 1,600 square meters connected to the carriage house

The main building has four floors consisting of almost 10,000 square meters. Altogether, we’re looking at 14 bedrooms, 25 full baths, 15 half baths, and 40,000 square feet of living space.

It is safe to say that the biggest price tag on our list is warranted.

That concludes Our Top 10 Most Distinguished European Properties! All of these properties are available for purchase through the representation of Castles Unlimited. Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries, as we’re looking forward to touring and meeting the horses.

TOP Castles for Sale Across the United States

Want to live your own fairy tale? Check out the top ten castles that are for sale across the United States. 

Luxurious castle, Clever, Missouri: $599,000

Elegant and enchanted, this striking property dates back to 2015 and lies in a beautiful woodland area in Clever, Missouri. The breathtaking exterior stonework, a traditional tower, decorative battlements, and quaint windows offer you the old-world European aesthetic, but with all modern amenities and technologies.

See the full listing, click here

Modern-day castle, Marquette, Michigan: $995,000 

Positioned just moments from the banks of picturesque Lake Superior, this modern-day fortress offers both privacy and convenience, thanks to its secluded prime location. The home can be found tucked away inside the highly prestigious Lakeview Heights estate and come complete with security for the house and grounds. Yet the new owner will also benefit from being just minutes away from the center of Marquette, an attractive city in Michigan. 

See the full listing, click here.

Fairwinds Castle, Landrum, South Carolina: $1.7 million

Known as Fairwinds Castle, this grand pad lies inside a 21-acre estate on the outskirts of Landrum, South Carolina. A wrought-iron gate opens to a sweeping driveway, while lush surrounding pastures evoke the beauty of an English country estate. The castle’s dominant turret is formed from stunning slate gray stone and offers the perfect vantage point from which to take in the scenery. If you’re already in love with the exterior, then just wait until you see what’s happening inside. 

See the full listing, click here

Missouri River castle, Great Falls, Montana: $2 million

Inside, there’s a 30-foot rock climbing wall, stretching up the entire three floors of the house! Formed from the natural stone used during construction, this might be the best climbing wall we’ve ever seen in a house. There’s also a recreation room on the third floor, where a ping pong table and gym are located, making this castle one for fitness enthusiasts.

See the full listing, click here

16th-century replica castle, Bronx, New York: $2.9 million

This 16th-century replica castle is less than an hour’s train ride away from central Manhattan in the highly sought-after location of Fieldston in the upmarket north-east corner of The Bronx that shoulders the Hudson river. The sprawling pad was built in 1926 for an Italian shipbuilder, who wanted somewhere that remined him of home. 

See the full listing, click here.

Oceanfront castle, Barrier Island, Florida: $3.3 million

Built in 2004, this now iconic property redefines the modern castles. Standing regal against its oceanfront backdrop on Barrier Island, Florida, the 7,840-square-foot home offers an unusual coral facade and is laid out in a W-shape, with rotund walls and traditional arrowslit windows. As unique as it is impressive, the contemporary palace benefits from an enviable position on the shoreline of Melbourne Beach and comes with its own set of steps leading directly to the sand. 

See the full listing, click here

Lakeside estate, Kansas City, Missouri: $5.5 million

If you’re lucky enough to have $5.5 million in your bank account, then this spectacular lakeside estate could be yours. The awesome property was inspired by the elegant architecture of Ashford Castle in Ireland and stands proud on 350 feet of shoreline in Kansas City, Missouri. The one-acre estate even features its own boating dock, so you can park your superyacht with ease. 

See the full listing, click here

Contemporary castle, Trinidad Island, California: $6 million

The home’s beautiful design continues inside and every space is finished with the finest luxury materials, from marble floors to hand-crafted woodwork. Built-in 1987, the house has been immaculately renovated by renowned interior designer Marc Pridmore to reflect the most refined tastes. Dramatic cathedral ceilings add to the home’s sense of elegance, while a superior security system will allow the lucky new resident to feel safe and secure. 

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English masterpiece, Denver, Colorado: $7.9 million

Dating back to 1933, this home is as refined as it is historic. The elegant castle resides in Denver, Colorado, and was commissioned by prominent American architect Temple Hoyne Buell. Standing proud at almost 12,000 square feet, the extensive property is one of the state’s most renowned buildings and features a turret and intricately-patterned brickwork, laid by specialist contractors from England. 

See the full listing, click here.

Billionaire Russell Weiner is Dabbling in High End Real Estate

The American entrepreneur, Russell Weiner, is now dabbling in the flipping-house businesses. He has already succeeded in other enterprises that granted him the billionaire status.

He purchased two luxury residences, one in Miami and the other one in California. Weiner intends to sell the properties for $35M and $28M, respectively.

The Balinese-style mansion near Miami beach in Florida was built in 2013 and purchased by Weiner back in 2016. Now he is selling it for $35 Million. To know more about this amazing luxury residence, click here.

The modern-style mansion in Los Angeles, California was built in 2015 and bought by Weiner in August 2019. He recently listed the property for $28M. This luxury property features many amenities. Click here for more information.

Additionally, the entrepreneur is selling another property near Delray Beach in Florida. This property provides you the most amazing ocean views. Weiner bought this amazing residence back in 2009, and now he is selling it for $36.1 Million. This real estate gem is a must see. Click here for more information.

Kansas Unique $11.8 Million Mansion is for Sale

The state of Kansas surely has a gem when it comes to luxury real estate, this listing built in 1993 is an extraordinary mansion that is for sale at $11.8 million.

This property Located at Renner Rd, Lake Quivira, Kansas, is 17,755 square feet, it has 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 7 half bathrooms.

The exterior features a fire pit, a hut-tub/spa, a beautiful pool with outbuildings and a lovely a patio that has the most breathtaking views.

But these extravagant features are not the only unique aspects of this one of a kind luxury home. Underneath the massive house is a network of scuba- diving tunnels, sculpted an estimate 30 feet deep into the mountain.

Grottoes and tunnels were completed in 2000.

Another outstanding structure is a two-story office, with a conference room, a home theater, a wine cellar, multiple bars and a recreational room plus more.

The guest and the main house include antiques and treasures that are imported, like for example hand-carved dragon doors, a pulpit from Salem, MA, and a Spanish hutch from the 1490s, plus mosaics and more.

This property was owned by Dennis Langley who worked in the natural gas business and was a scuba enthusiast, he passed away back in 2017, now his wife is selling the jaw dropping property.

Villa Bellissima

Vila Bellissima
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

$9,995,000 USD

 One of the finest private residences is now for sale for the first time. This stunning hillside villa is located in the elite Pedregal community of Cabo San Lucas. It is the perfect blend of the best of modern architecture, the warmth of Baja, luxurious amenities and boundless views of the Pacific.

Exceptional style and grace are clearly evident in every aspect of this sophisticated 5-level, 8 bedroom 11.5 bathroom home (Approx. 24,000 square footage). The sleek contemporary architecture has been designed to maximize the impressive hillside location. Balconies and terraces invite guests to revel in the vistas. Inside, a spacious atmosphere of comfortable elegance awaits. Expanses of glass on each level flood interiors with that peculiarly brilliant Baja light. Guests will enjoy the privacy of the 8 roomy suites, each with its own balcony/terrace and inspiring ocean views. You’ll also find a home theater with 112″ screen and reclining seating for 12, a gourmet kitchen, an ocean-view gym and even an elevator to zip you from floor to floor. Outside, the dramatic swimming pools look out over sweeping views of the Pacific.

With a gourmet kitchen and indoor dining for 16 in the magnificent dining area overlooking the scenic main terrace, Villa Bellissima is ideal for entertaining. In fact, this exquisite property is a perfect choice for special events and can easily accommodate 200 guests for a dream location wedding, anniversary party or cocktail soiree.