11 Gorgeous U.S. mansions that could rival Downton Abbey

Nov 28, 2014 at 1:38 p.m. ET
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Want to live in an estate just like the famous TV family, the Crawleys? Here are 11 of the most drool-worthy, British-like mansions on this side of the Atlantic.

Oakboro, North Carolina

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The brick exterior and antique-styled furniture of this exquisite North Carolina home brings Downton Abbey to the south. Although the $3.4 million estate only sits on 53 lush acres in comparison to Highclere Castle's 500, the house is still a slice of heaven on this side of the Atlantic.

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Gainesville, Georgia

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It is said that the Highclere Castle's saloon is the equivalent to today's theater. Look no further than this 11,260-square-foot Georgia beauty listed at $2.7 million.

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Ringgold, Georgia

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Looking like an old-time presidential home, this $2 million Ringgold estate is perfect for someone with an aristocratic social class. With 9,000 square feet of architectural perfection, if the Crawleys lived today, they would adore this home.

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Shoal Creek, Alabama

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Listed at $13 million, the Shoal Creek mansion is basically a steal in comparison to the $400 million value of the Downton Abbey estate. In addition to the main quarters, this property has a service house, barn with living quarters, indoor/outdoor riding pen and more. The perfect home for any Crawley fan.

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Birmingham, Alabama

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The listing states that this is a prime opportunity to own a piece of Alabama's history, just like you would owning a house in Downton Abbey! A gorgeous $3.5 million, 7,738-square-foot home, you'd be crazy not to have home envy when perusing the photos of this brilliant estate.

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Norwalk, Connecticut

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Like Highclere Castle, this Norwalk mansion is set in the country. But even better than Downton, this home is along the beautiful Connecticut coast in the Wilson Point Gated Waterfront Community. Listed at $4.4 million, the 9,933-square-foot house is filled with charm, class and perfection.

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Greenwich, Connecticut

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Sure, you could dream of Yorkshire, but why when you could own an estate in Greenwich.... well, you could if you had $11.5 million. At 14,465 square feet of pure luxury, the home has eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, formal gardens, a gazebo, a stunning pool and breathtaking views.

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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The first glance at the Historic Alverna Mansion, one would almost believe they're looking at the stateside version of the Highclere estate. Built by millionaire Hugh Landon in 1933, the 11,776-square-foot estate is listed at $2.9 million and has all of the historical essence any Downton Abbey fan would adore.

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Wilmot, New Hampshire

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The Wind House Farm is the largest property on our list thus far with 181 acres and is nearly a steal at $5.2 million. Located on the side of Mt. Kearsarge, the 8,370-square-foot mansion has all of the amenities any modern British heir would look for: a private library, formal dining room, game/recreational area, chef's kitchen and an impressive master suite.

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Holly Springs, Mississippi

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Built in 1858, the Walter Place Estate and Gardens is older than Violet Crawley herself. A 10,000-square-foot mansion, the $2.9 million estate offers formal and informal grounds that are excellent for any heir in waiting.

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Lexington, Kentucky

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Another piece of history, this $2 million Victorian mansion was built in 1879. Offering up a parlor and a carriage house, if the producers of Downton decided to move the show over to our side of the globe, this just may be the house they were searching for. Listed in the Register for Historic Places, the 5,402-square-foot mansion is said to have "architectural and historical significance."

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