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Grand European-Style Castle Amidst The Berkshires

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Today, The Wall Street Journal features the remarkable Searles Castle in the Berkshires as their House of the Day. Created with a French Chateau in mind, this McKim, Mead & White project took three years to complete, and is still stands magnificent about 120-years later. The estate is situated on 64 lush acres that include 1,000-feet of waterfront, beautiful gardens, a barn, a tennis court, and a basketball court. Inside, you'll enjoy the home's meticulous details and overall "grand" feel. But what is really impressive about the place is its size: 40,000-square-feet in 40-rooms. So, how much will it cost to live like a king? Well, $12.5M, which, actually, isn't a bad price considering all of the features.

· Castle in the Berkshires [The Wall Street Journal]