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Decoded: the Most Impressive 'Castles' in the Country

Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where Curbed takes a word or phrase that shows up repeatedly in listings and deciphers its true meaning. Ideas? Hit up the tipline.

The prevailing school of thought in real estate listings is that if you have to use words to describe things, and if all of the words are free to use regardless of their relative ability to impress, then you might as well use the very best words available. And what's better than a castle? Everybody wants to live in a castle. Ergo, this house is a castle.

The other prevailing school of thought is that the more stone there is on the façade, the more of a castle it is.

This house is similar to a Normandy style castle in that they were both built by humans for other humans to live in.

This one might actually be a little sarcastic. Then again, it might not. Who knows.
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