Castles and Palaces of North America

Marble House
Marble House
Rhode Island, USA
Breakers
Breakers
Rhode Island, USA
Elms
Elms
Rhode Island, USA

Nobody identifies the North American continent with noble residences that the Old World calls castles or palaces. Historically many forts were built in Americas by French, English, and Spanish, but those were rather fortresses, used by military forces. Luxurious homes of noble and rich people in USA and Canada are called mansions. The best examples were modeled after famous European buildings to resemble a French palace or Scottish castle for example. In many cases such structures are very impressive and were erected with attention to every detail. Castles in America are not fortified, but exactly as medieval prototypes they may have secret passageways, turret rooms and even dungeons. On the other hand many American mansions because of its architectural styles, ornaments and decorated interiors fully deserve to be called palace.

Casa Loma
Casa Loma
Toronto, Canada
Singer Castle
Singer Castle
New York, USA
Boldt Castle
Boldt Castle
New York, USA
Biltmore
Biltmore
North Carolina, USA
Vanderbilt Mansion
Vanderbilt Mansion
New York, USA
Rosecliff
Rosecliff
Rhode Island, USA
Kykuit
Kykuit
New York, USA
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Massachusetts, USA
Mills Mansion
Mills Mansion
New York, USA
Winterthur
Winterthur
Delaware, USA

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