When thinking of luxurious houses, oftentimes a mansion comes to mind. Even though mansions are indeed luxurious, there are many other gorgeous homes that deserve the title. Colonial style homes are magnificently eye catching with their towering porch columns and grand features that take you back to the era of early America. Many of these styles of homes are made primarily of wood, feature large fireplaces and elegant furniture. If you would rather a home more reminiscent of a castle, a stately English Manor home will fit your taste perfectly. The manor houses built today are not as grand as the ones built in ancient times, but you will still find English Manor homes standing majestically against the backdrop of the England sky. Many of the private residential chateaux homes were once owned by statesmen or royalty and featured moats and cobblestone structures. If you want a luxurious home that is considered both romantic and charming, you should take a peek at Tuscany style Italian villas.