From the USA to Mexico, to Germany and beyond – in many parts of the world Halloween is one of the most beloved dates in the whole calendar for both children and adults alike. Besides dressing up and trick-or-treating, Halloween celebrations are also all about decorating our homes for creepy and spooky effect. Although this dark aesthetic is no longer just a temporary look on 31 October. Thanks to viral trends like “Dark Academia” and popular TV characters like Wednesday Addams and the Gilmore Girls, black (wall) colours, rustic architectural styles, and interior elements with an autumnal and atmospheric feel like large fireplaces and dark wood panelling now enjoy popularity all year round.
Engel & Völkers presents four exclusive properties around the world that are ideal for spending the colder months of the year in cosy luxury, and are sure to leave a lasting impression on your next “trick-or-treat” visitors.
This exclusive designer property, set in the heart of woodland in the Canadian province of Quebec, boasts a pitch black façade. The 1,500-square-metre home has four bedrooms, as well as its own private boat dock. It is not just eye-catching from the outside either: Inside, the ceiling is more reminiscent of a cathedral roof, while the large fireplace and various wooden furnishings create an ideal ambience for relaxing autumn evenings in or atmospheric Halloween parties with family and friends. This distinctive and distinguished home is currently listed for sale with Engel & Völkers for 2.9 million Canadian dollars (approx. 2 million euros).
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Libnitz Castle on the island of Rügen was built in 1912 by the Freemason Fritz Alfred Meyer and is one of the most historically important jewels on Germany’s Baltic coast. Its turn-of-the-century elegance is an impressive sight to behold: The 1,291-square-metre interior comprises 25 rooms, including a magnificent vestibule, a ballroom and a tower room. Many of the original period features have been preserved, like the painted beamed ceiling in the stairwell. The grounds span almost two hectares with castle gardens and a Neoclassical mausoleum belonging to the estate complete with a Masonic symbol, bearing witness to the castle’s rich heritage. This is a fascinating estate just waiting for the next chapter in its story to be written this autumn. Libnitz Castle is up for sale with Engel & Völkers for 3.1 million euros.
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This residence in the Belgian municipality of Brasschaat looks like something straight out of a Grimm’s fairy tale: A beautifully thatched roof sits atop this unique, 306-square-metre house, complete with a black brick façade and black-framed mullion windows. Inside, the living spaces are just as impressive: The dark and light elements that form the interior design underline the original period character of the property. Whether sat in front of the fireplace in the living room or relaxing in the whirlpool on the terrace: Little Red Riding Hood would have had no qualms hiding here from the big bad wolf. This home is on the market with Engel & Völkers for approximately 1.37 million euros.
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This exclusive ranch in Park City, in the US state of Utah, has everything one could possibly need to throw a Halloween party on a grand scale – with a (party) barn and stables building with some 294 square metres of space for holding large gatherings in very atmospheric surroundings. The invited guests can be accommodated in the total of eight bedrooms, and there are spacious living rooms in both the main house and guesthouse, designed in a log cabin style. Autumn is not the only time of year when adventures here come into a class of their own. In winter too, private ski lift access guarantees exclusive fun on the slopes. And come summer, there are cycle paths and hiking trails right on the doorstep. This unique ranch is on sale with Engel & Völkers for 26 million US dollars (approx. 24.5 million euros).
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