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Own Your Own French Chateau in California Wine Country

Modeled after the Loire Valley mansions of French nobility, this Louis XII-style Napa county estate has enough room for your own feudal kingdom. The main home enjoys over 8,000 sq. ft. of living area with nothing but genuine imported French doors, windows, library cabinetry, stone fireplaces, and staircases, culminating in a 400+ year-old refurbished castle door leading to your 4,500-bottle wine cellar. All of this decadence comes on 46.47 acres of rolling, arable wine country, with outdoor patios featuring an infinity pool, spa, shower, walking paths, formal gardens (including rose and vegetable gardens), along with your personal olive grove, full outdoor kitchen and pizza oven. Chateau Galatea is listed for a breath-catching $16.996M. The manse has not one but four independent wells, its own power supply (42 megawatt solar fields (plus backup generator!)), and is defended by a perimeter fence and security system, although there's no telling how long that will hold back the angry peasants if the bread and/or pinot noir runs out. Happy bidding!
· Chateau Galatea [Sotheby's International Reality]