Clockwise from top left: 1. Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty 2. Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty 3. Evie Fjord / Unsplash 4. Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty 5. Annecy Sotheby’s International Realty 6. Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty 7. Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty
Turrets. Stone. Majestic halls and ornate fireplaces. It’s hard to ignore the romance and mystery of a castle.
Whether a monument in Rhône-Alpes or a picturesque Irish estate, today’s stately fortified homes stand as a testament to the past while inviting guests to experience an elegant present. As wedding venues, hotels, and private escapes, castles add gravitas and prestige to events and celebrations; as homes, they allow us to experience life as it was in years past. Notes of castle living are present in properties with Gothic and Romanesque detailing, and the aesthetics of a country seat can enrich any space. Bring castle sensibility to your rooms with warm wood and leather furnishings, rich drapery and textiles, and well-placed landscape art. A Persian rug underfoot and a chandelier overhead and you’ll be well on your way to making any space feel like a grand adventure.
Looking for more visual inspiration? Take a momentary escape with our tranquil spa day mood board.