6 homes for sale that will astonish you

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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?

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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.