From candlelight dinners to crackling fires and clanking silver, the familiar sights and sounds of "Downton Abbey" are back for a fourth season. The award-winning TV show would not be complete, of course, without England's Highclere Castle. A Victorian masterpiece set on 1,000 park-like acres, the castle sets the tone for the fictional Crawley family's affairs. To bring "Downton Abbey" a little closer to home, we've gathered a few Crawley-worthy estates currently on the market in the U.S.
3270 Nancy Creek Rd NW, Atlanta, GA
For sale: $12.9 million
Known as the Woodland Hills Manor, this Atlanta estate was designed by the award-winning William T. Baker to combine historical elegance with million-dollar technology. Formal manicured gardens, a home theater, swimming pool and wine cellar/tasting room are highlights.
(undisclosed address), Cresskill, NJ
For sale: $12.9 million
Built in 2004 with a 19th-century design, this French chateau-style home showcases gorgeous iron work, mahogany paneling, a banquet-size dining room and stone courtyard. The estate has 1.6 landscaped acres and is less than 30 minutes from Manhattan.
1225 San Raymundo Rd, Hillsborough, CA
For sale: $19.75 million
Lord Grantham would likely feel at home in this English Tudor's living room with rich wood paneling and a stone fireplace. The 1931-built home has 12 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a smoking room, wine cellar, home theater, gym and garden.
218 Clapboard Ridge Rd, Greenwich, CT
For sale: $20 million
In Greenwich, where the median home value is currently $1.221 million, a 13,084-square-foot estate on more than 5 acres isn't cheap. After a $5 million price cut, this 1929 brick manor is listed for $20 million. The home has been completely renovated for a modern lifestyle while paying homage to European elegance and style.
17 Cowdray Park Dr, Armonk, NY
For sale: $24.9 million
Described in the listing as a timeless beauty, this French Revival-style home is located on 10 private acres on Converse Lake. Highlights include Venetian plaster living room walls, a limestone fireplace, music room with a gilded domed ceiling and a romantic veranda overlooking the lake. The home also features an indoor basketball court, movie theater and gym.
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