This Castle Is Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Movie—and You Can Buy It

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Medieval frescoes, Italian statues, a stunning lake view; this is a true dream home.

If you’ve ever daydreamed about moving to Italy, finding a quaint little home in the valley, and living out your days happily ever after, you’re going to want to take notes. There’s a castle for sale in Lombardy and while “quaint” isn’t the word I’d use to describe it, “absolutely incredible and worth dropping your life to move there” is.


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The Varese Castle dates back to the 18th century, according to Lionard Luxury Real Estate. That being said, the property comes with a handful of late-medieval frescoes, hinting that the property has a much longer history.


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There’s a definite Wes Anderson vibe happening with this castle; its yellow exterior and quirky design touches are just playful enough while still giving off an extremely luxe air. The current owners have used it as a private home, but the listing mentions its potential as a “luxury tourist accommodation facility.” No matter what it eventually becomes, I sure hope the owners take a day to bask in its glory without any visitors.


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The interior is only the beginning—the surrounding property of the Varese Castle is worth a purchase in itself. The castle is located on an 11-acre which includes a garden, numerous Italian fountains, statues, and a stunning view of the castle’s namesake lake.


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And its location couldn’t be better. When you need a break from the castle’s exposed-wood-beam-ceilings and stunning frescoes, hop in the car for a 43-mile drive to Milan or the 51-mile journey to Como.


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The listing currently markets the property between $5 and $10 million, with no specific price being shared. Interested in owning this castle or just looking for a midday daydream? Check out Lionard’s site for more photos and to ask for more information.


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