ScottishSomeone ponied up more than $20 million for a private island in Connecticut, you can still buy a castle in the woods in Arkansas, and we have a Scottish island perfect for when you really, really want to get away.

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Relatively Quick Sale for Private Connecticut Island

It didn’t take long, but someone has purchased a historic 18-room mansion on Rogers Island in Connecticut — a price tag the sellers’ Realtor says is one of the largest sales in the state. (more…)

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We have affordable castle living in Scotland, a conceptual house in a rock, a man-made island in Dubai that is FINALLY ready, and an amazing fixer in the woods in Idaho.

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Castle Life, But No Castle Dollars? Head to Scotland

Want to live in a castle, but don’t have castle coffers? The historic Dalnair Castle in Loch Lomond — roughly 30 minutes from Glasgow, Scotland — may be the answer.

The castle has been converted into 10 luxurious two and three-bed apartments, Glasgow Live reported.

“Since its purchase by FM Group in 2016, the castle has undergone a £3.3 million refurbishment,” the story said. “Built in 1884 by Glasgow merchant, Thomas Brown, on the site of the former much smaller Endrickbank House, the castle boasts a striking tower and Tudor-arched doorway.” (more…)