Built in 1838, Lyndhurst is one of America’s greatest Gothic Revival mansions. The architecture and design details (narrow halls, intricate woodwork and peaked, vaulted ceilings) make the home romantic and gloomy, befitting a 19th-century gothic romance like Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre. The mansion houses a large collection of antiques and furniture and boasts a stunning view of the Hudson River alongside well-manicured grounds.
Did you know there are lots of magical, jaw-dropping castles in America?! If you're among the millions who love Bridgerton (and are eagerly awaiting season two this month), you may find yourself craving elegant dresses, indulgent parties and grand estates. While we can’t help you with finding your own Duke of Hastings, we can help you find that grand estate where you can transport yourself to the enchanting world of royalty.
While grand castles are traditionally more associated with the likes of medieval Europe, the US is home to many beautiful chateaus, mansions and palaces, all sure to enchant and delight. These domestic estates and castles – from North Carolina’s iconic Biltmore Estate to California’s grand Hearst Castle – feature stunning grounds, spacious halls and luxurious rooms. You can spend hours browsing the grand features and intricate details of these properties. Just don’t get carried away in any of the grand ballrooms.
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