Tukal, Beaulieu, Hampshire, U.K.
List price: £12 million, or about $19 million
Listed with: Knight Frank
In Hampshire, England, Tukal has been occupying the banks of the Beaulieau River since the 1960s. When architect Seymour Harris built the massive roundhouse in the 1960s, he reportedly designed it so that he could drive his Aston Martin up a ramp and into a first-floor parking bay and turning circle. While the current owner has since removed that feature, the £12 million estate still offers privacy from its 10 acres of gardens and an alternative means of getaway thanks to a 60-foot mooring dock for boats.
“It’s a great playground,” says Andrew Rome, head of the Winchester office at Knight Frank, a British realty firm. It’s the second time Rome has sold the home, which boasts five bedrooms, a circular ballroom and an indoor pool sitting under an oculus.
As is the case with many villain-worthy homes, Rome says interest has been quiet. Unique, quirky properties can have a polarizing effect on the prospective buyer pool, taking longer to market and sell. “It’s like marmite: you either love it or hate it,” he chuckles. “I think it’s fantastic.” Goldfinger might agree.