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A half-dozen delightful houses
If you were designing your fantasy house, what shape would it take?
A forest castle straight out of a storybook? An over-the-top Caribbean getaway with a lagoon-sized pool? Or a French-style chateau in California's wine country?
How about something with a built-in observatory, a secret passageway or a ceiling painted in gold?
First, the good news: These homes exist -- and they're on the market.
Now, the bad news: Fantasy homes don't come cheap.
You'll need deep pockets -- anywhere from just over $800,000 to $25 million -- to make one of these astonishing domiciles your own.
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