Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. The architectural brilliance of the residence, designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts.
The Castle is the only real, full-sized castle in North America, built in the 1910s. The construction of this Castle cost a staggering $3.5 million of 1910s dollars and was clearly one of the largest undertakings in real estate of its time. Once a private residence of Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, it has since become the property of the city of Toronto, but could return to private hands more than a hundred years later.