Written by Jaymi Naciri

That old saying, “Your home is your castle?” It’s true for some who actually LIVE IN A CASTLE. And you could be one of them.

For many of today’s grand castles, you have to move to Europe (like this $17 million, 16-acre French chateau). But if you’re looking to live like Downton Abbey while staying stateside, you still have plenty of options.

 “If you think only kings and queens live in castles, you’re royally wrong,” said Today. “The U.S. real estate market has no shortage of grand estates for sale, but lording over your own manor doesn’t come cheaply.”

You don’t have to live in the French countryside. Just live in a home that was created in its image, like this 14,000-square-foot custom estate that was “inspired by France’s Chateau de Chambord,” said Business Insider. The home is located just outside of Washington, DC in McLean, VA, is buffered by more than two acres of National Forest, and features “a gourmet outdoor kitchen, wine grotto, pool, and a 5-car garage.” It could be all yours for $12,900,000.

This private family estate named Highlands Castle is located in Bolton Landing (upstate New York), sitting at the top of a mountain, overlooking Lake George and the Queen of American lakes, with the Adirondack Mountains all around. You’ll feel like the King (or Queen) of the world in this private oasis, which offers 12,000 square feet of living space on 8.66 acres, along with a “grand entrance with romantic ‘Romeo & Juliet’ stained glass doors, separate Gatehouse with living quarters, full bathroom, and two bedrooms, separate Guest House with living quarters, full bathroom, and two bedrooms,” said Prestige Property. So what’ll it run you for such royal grandeur? A mere $12,800,000.

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With eight bedrooms, seven baths and and more than 22,000 square feet, you’ll have plenty of room to host lavish parties on this 75-acre property.

Known as “The Chateau,” this architectural estate is situated on 2.74 acres in the exclusive waterfront community of Costa Bella in Austin, TX. With 13,600 square feet, the home boasts seven bedrooms, nine baths, two pools, and a massive gourmet country French kitchen, along with a 1,600-bottle wine room, a hi-def 3D theater, and a private boat dock. It’s currently for sale for $9,988,000.

Known as Chrismark Castle, this fortress in Woodstock, Connecticut, has eight bedrooms and comes with 75 acres of land, plus its own lake. It’s “owned by Christopher Mark, the great-grandson of Chicago steel tycoon Clayton Mark Senior. Mark caused quite a fuss when he bought the parcel and began building his 20-room castle back in 2003,” said The Chive. “According to Connecticut Magazine, it took 7 years and $4.1 million to build. In total, Chrismark Castle has 20 rooms, 12 fireplaces, a maids’ room, library, pool, and massage rooms,” and is for sale for $32 million.

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A little too rich for your blood? How about Tiffany Castle in Kansas City, Missouri, which can be yours for $599,900. “This home, built in 1909, is definitely the best deal in our roundup,” said Huffington Post. “For just shy of $600,000, the future owner will get to lord over five bedrooms, four baths, a grand staircase and a faux lookout tower.”

According to Fox 4, the castle measures 4,200 square feet, is located in the Historic Northeast neighborhood of KC, and is for sale for “only the eighth time in 100 years.”

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This historic mansion in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, has a pedigree, having been designed in 1910 by respected architect Frank Meade, and, it’s a movie star, having appeared in “Captain America: The Winter Solider.” The Elizabethan Tudor known as Harcourt Manor offers more than 8,000 square feet, with eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms (plus eight fireplaces). Even better: it’s only $650,000.