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24 Magnificent Castles

From Contemporary Castle Abodes to $65,000 Backyard Castles

— October 29, 2013 — Art & Design
If you've always dreamt of living in a large and historical home, then these magnificent castles will definitely offer up some modern examples of what traditional castles have transformed into today.

While castles are often associated with princesses and fairytale stories, the fact still remains that castles were once utilized as homes and fortresses by nobility in the Middle Ages. Traditionally created to soar high above and provide ample amounts of space inside, castles have become structures that are regarded as extravagant, grandiose and hard to acquire. These magnificent castle designs are here to showcase how modern day architects and designers are revolutionizing castle structures into modern day creations.

From minimalist castle structures to urban eco-castles, these magnificent designs are showcasing that anyone in this modern age could indeed have their own fortress of solitude with a unique contemporary touch.
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Minimalist Castle Structures
Minimalist Castle Structures
The Shed at the National Theatre by Haworth Tompkins is Crimson-Clad
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Mesmerizing Ice Palaces
Mesmerizing Ice Palaces
Designer Brent Christensen Creates Awe-Inspiring Ice Castles
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$65,000 Backyard Castles
$65,000 Backyard Castles
Live the Fantasy You’ve Always Wanted with a DIY Fairy Tale Castle
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Designer Sand Castle Structures
Designer Sand Castle Structures
The Design Miami Sand Pavilion is Meant to Keep Guests Cool
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Naturalistic Concrete Castles
Naturalistic Concrete Castles
The Andrea Kleboth House in Mattsee is an Isolated Abode
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Compact Faux Ice Castles
Compact Faux Ice Castles
The OrganiCube Looks Like A Gigantic Snow Fort
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Cardboard Castle Constructions
Cardboard Castle Constructions
Japanese Artist Upunushu Recreateas the Wondrous Matsumoto Castle
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Urban Eco-Castles
Urban Eco-Castles
The Augustenborg Green City Center by Deve Architects
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Craggy Castles
Craggy Castles
The Luxembourg Pavilion Represents 'Forests and Fortresses'
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Reconstructed Castle Homes
Reconstructed Castle Homes
The Lymm Water Tower is Converted into a Modern Manison
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Contemporary Castle Abodes
Contemporary Castle Abodes
This Medieval Castle is Home to Studio F Owner Patrizio Fradiani
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Virtual Castle Tours
Virtual Castle Tours
Hearst Castle Implements Budget-Friendly Option for Travelers
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Texturized Modern Castles
Texturized Modern Castles
The Kanayama Community Center by Kengo Kuma
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Castle & Palace Hotels
Castle & Palace Hotels
Global Fairytale Escapes
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Fairy Tale Castle Hotels
Fairy Tale Castle Hotels
London's St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is the Epitome of Fantasy Luxury
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Sustainable Childhood Fantasy Homes
Sustainable Childhood Fantasy Homes
J.K Rowling's Proposed 40 Ft Tree House is Fantastic
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Extravagent Living
Extravagent Living
Castles, Lighthouses, Convents As Homes
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Fantasy Castles
Fantasy Castles
Enchanting Architecture from DeviantART Creatives, From Spooky to Sparkly
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Fairytale Garden Castles
Fairytale Garden Castles
Dreaming Spires Willow Playhouses are Designed for Imaginative Play
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Concrete Coastal Castles
Concrete Coastal Castles
The Alvarez Beach House Has Contemporary Charm and Character
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Treetop Castles
Treetop Castles
The Duke of Northumberland's Swanky Forest Mansion
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Modern Ruins
Modern Ruins
Russian Castles Rotting
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Fantasy Multi-Room Castles
Fantasy Multi-Room Castles
This Castle-Inspired Home in Quebec Will Keep Your Guests Happy
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Real Fairytale Houses in Trees
Real Fairytale Houses in Trees
Amazon Treehouses
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