Houses With 'Downton Abbey' Style, a Little Closer to Home

Cresskill, N.J. home for sale

By Catherine Sherman

From candlelight dinners to crackling fires and clanking silver, the familiar sights and sounds of "Downton Abbey" are back for a fourth season. The award-winning TV show would not be complete, of course, without England's Highclere Castle. A Victorian masterpiece set on 1,000 park-like acres, the castle sets the tone for the fictional Crawley family's affairs. To bring "Downton Abbey" a little closer to home, we've gathered a few Crawley-worthy estates currently on the market in the U.S.


3270 Nancy Creek Rd NW, Atlanta
For sale: $12.9 million

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Known as the Woodland Hills Manor, this Atlanta estate was designed by the award-winning William T. Baker to combine historical elegance with million-dollar technology. Formal manicured gardens, a home theater, swimming pool and wine cellar/tasting room are highlights.

Cresskill, N.J.

(undisclosed address), Cresskill, N.J.
For sale: $12.9 million

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Built in 2004 with a 19th-century design, this French chateau-style home showcases gorgeous iron work, mahogany paneling, a banquet-size dining room and stone courtyard. The estate has 1.6 landscaped acres and is less than 30 minutes from Manhattan.

Hillsborough, Calif.

1225 San Raymundo Rd, Hillsborough, Calif.
For sale: $19.75 million

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Lord Grantham would likely feel at home in this English Tudor's living room with rich wood paneling and a stone fireplace. The 1931-built home has 12 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a smoking room, wine cellar, home theater, gym and garden.

Greenwich, Conn.

218 Clapboard Ridge Rd, Greenwich, Conn.
For sale: $20 million

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In Greenwich, where the median home value is currently $1.221 million, a 13,084-square-foot estate on more than 5 acres isn't cheap. After a $5 million price cut, this 1929 brick manor is listed for $20 million. The home has been completely renovated for a modern lifestyle while paying homage to European elegance and style.

Armonk, N.Y.

17 Cowdray Park Dr, Armonk, N.Y.
For sale: $24.9 million

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Described in the listing as a timeless beauty, this French Revival-style home is located on 10 private acres on Converse Lake. Highlights include Venetian plaster living room walls, a limestone fireplace, music room with a gilded domed ceiling and a romantic veranda overlooking the lake. The home also features an indoor basketball court, movie theater and gym.

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