12th Century – San Giorgio Canavese, Italy

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Added to OHD on 9/13/18   -   Last OHD Update: 9/13/18   -   36 Comments
San Giorgio Canavese, Turin, Italy


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The castle of the counts of Biandrate in San Giorgio Canavese dating back to the 12th century, was erected with defensive purposes; over the centuries and especially in the Baroque period changes were made that have given to the property the current stylish appearance. The Manor thanks to the recently implemented conservative renovation, has been restored to its original elegance and to a good state of repair. It is currently mostly used for events thanks to the wide-open spaces of the main body, to the large frescoed halls and to the spacious Italian garden. The Castle has also potential receptive vocation. In fact, in the guesthouse, where you can find a restaurant with a modernly equipped professional kitchen and a lounge bar, there are already 10 themed suites equipped with every comfort. On several occasions the property was used as a film set and several television productions have elected the Castle as an ideal location for their filming.
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9425 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Homes of the Rich article from 2017 shows it was priced at $8M € so I assume it’s still in that range. link

    • ddbacker says: 352 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Like a fancy restaurant or car…if you have to ask – it’s too much!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 658 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Adding, I’m not saying it’s priced at that, just giving an idea that its multmillions.

  2. Laurie W. says: 1499 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1988 Fake Greek Revival!

    Kelly, you made my day! Wow. Gorgeous gorgeous frescoes and just look at those mountains!! Bellisimi!

  3. MonChiChiPox says: 223 comments

    One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen but do you know how long it would take me to Swiffer those floors? I’d need staff.

  4. Mary Halako Dunton says: 27 comments

    Oh my Lord do I NEED this in my life! It’ll have to be my next life, though… Absolutely gorgeous!!

  5. jeff says: 1 comments

    i usually browse through pages and not comment on your site, but this one here.
    WOW. i would pay just to walk through it once.

  6. MW says: 677 comments

    Surprised that it is only $8M. But I guess that would just be the starting point. Probably takes a fair pile of cash each month just to maintain it at a minimal level, keep it from falling apart. But it definitely is gorgeous, has charm and appeal. Probably best turned into a high end hotel or resort of some sort.

    • Zann says: 503 comments

      Not to mention the added cost of a new wardrobe if you wanted to use this castle as a home. My skinny jeans with the hole in the knee would not cut it here.

      While this would be better served as some sort of venture that would generate money for maintenance, I still keep getting sucked in by the idea that this was someone’s home. They probably kept all their advisers, courtiers, and extended relatives here, but it really was there home. I can’t imagine walking through that gallery/hallway and it feel like just another day. This is a level of luxury and elegance that seems surreal.

      But I love it, and if I had $10 million and a current passport lying around, I could pretend to be a countess super fast if it meant I would be able to own this palace.

      • Karen I says: 186 comments

        What are courtiers? Like, ummm, girlfriends (PG rated word)?
        I would certainly like to spend a weekend at this place. Too bad no photos of staircase. I’ll try to take the time to look at the 150 photos sometime.
        Thanks for sharing.

        • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments
          1875 Limestone house
          Loire Valley, France,

          A courtier is a royal court attendant. Someone of influence that was allowed to stay in the chΓ’teau, not a courtesan (even if the 2 words are related) πŸ˜€

          • Zann says: 503 comments

            I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a little bit of both running around here at some point. πŸ˜€

            • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments
              1875 Limestone house
              Loire Valley, France,

              Well, as often in French, the masculine word (courtisan) means the person living at the royal court, and the feminine version (courtisane) has the sexual inuendo…

      • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments
        1875 Limestone house
        Loire Valley, France,

        Laughed at your comment about the used jeans πŸ˜€

    • A Davis says: 29 comments

      $8mil doesn’t sound bad. Only $125/sqft. Now do I have that money? No! But it would be awesome to have that castle. Such history. Do they tax on real estate sales in Italy? If they did, that’d be a crazy bill. Just a hunch.

  7. MichaelMichael says: 1173 comments

    Wouldn’t mind slumming here…..if my pocket book was in better shape……or perhaps the lottery!

  8. HRChristianHRChristian says: 23 comments

    Does the furniture convey? πŸ˜‰

  9. PlasterboyPlasterboy says: 93 comments

    You can put my house in the foyer…..yard included

  10. Lady Texas says: 103 comments

    64,000 sf. No price listed, but at least $8 mil euro. Hmmm. Guess that means I can’t put it on my credit card.

  11. Kristine says: 10 comments

    Wow, breathtaking views, I need to play the lottery. I think I could see myself here running a resort. Just beautiful

  12. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 865 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    As we used to say down south: Good Lord love a duck! That is the most stunning lovely place I think I’ve ever seen. Whomever gets this gorgeous ‘pile’ is a lucky dog.

    • Elaine says: 86 comments

      We still say that in the South! Also say Bless his heart, or bless his little ole heart, or bless his pea-pickin heart!

  13. Sheila says: 7 comments

    What an absolute Jewel. It is places like this that I just can’t get enough of. A rare beauty indeed

  14. Elaine says: 86 comments

    Is that first room a Grand Ballroom? Absolutely exquisite! The only thing I didn’t like was the kitchen. My back almost broke down just LOOKING at that equipment!!! 8 million euros is a STEAL for this place! For something with this much history, and still just absolutely beautiful.

  15. MazamaGrammy says: 348 comments

    Fabulous! What a gorgeous B&B this would be!

  16. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 758 comments

    Please, no smelling salts. Let me just enjoy the blissful swoon.

  17. Connie Murray says: 132 comments

    Love it! OK not even remotely do-able but hey, I can dream!

  18. Looley says: 28 comments

    My immaculate dream.

  19. Glenn says: 59 comments

    thatsa niiiiize

  20. Laura Thornton says: 71 comments

    I want the blue & white rooms. They look like Meissen china. So beautiful.

  21. Gregory_K says: 317 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Chatsworth, CA

    Wow, what a house.
    As a general observation, nothing visible dates from the 12th century. There are probably parts of the walls that are that old, but everything we are admiring dates from centuries later.
    The rooms in photographs 16 and 17, are particularly interesting. The blue decorations are a Rococo interpretation of the antique frescoes like those in the Casa Dell’Ara Massima, in Pompei. They date from after the rediscovery of the lost city in the late 1740’s. They are particularly interesting because they are what are known today as ‘print rooms.’ The florid panels feature actual prints on paper, carefully cut out and mounted on the walls. The subjects of the prints in these rooms are usually classical mythology or portraits of interesting people and events, and few of these rooms survive today. Probably the best known and most elaborate is that at the Conolly home, Castletown, in Ireland. The print room there dates to the 1760’s, in a house of the 1720’s.
    This is a lovely house. I wish I could afford it!

  22. Sanane says: 5 comments

    This is another Gothic and amazing absolutely wonderful. How well preserved, never stripped and here the history and art respected.
    Price is also well kept for $8 millions or more well worth to.

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