The one apartment that has a "potential for a back yard" made me laugh. Hard to believe that anyone would pay so much for those apartments in NYC. It's not a place I would ever want to live, but obviously there are lots who would. I think I could get lost in some of those castles! I wouldn't really want all that space that a castle has, but I would love the gardens.
I'm seeing myself in one of those castles... with a space heater in the one room I could afford to heat. Huh. I guess it would sort of be like living in one of those apartments.
I think I'm going to have to pass on the castles and the apartments. If I had that kind of money, I'd be spending it on SO many other things! (But those castles are hella-cool. I'd like to visit but not live there.) :)