With breathtaking views, an unbeatable mountaintop perch, and stunning architecture, this St. Croix palace is fit for royalty. And the best part? It's for sale

By Lauren Phillips

Imagine a pristine white palace perched high on a hill, overlooking an endless sea of glittering blue. It might sound like a scene straight from a storybook, but this fairytale-worthy abode is real, and it's located on St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Even better, you don’t have to be royalty to call it home: It’s on the market, and available to an interested buyer for $15 million.

The estate includes the Moorish-influenced castle and 102 acres of manicured gardens and rolling hills that surround it. The immense acreage promises absolute privacy to whomever lives in the castle and ensures the view to the water will never be obstructed.

Called The Castle St. Croix, the main property was built by a Bulgarian contessa who sought to recreate the Moorish and oriental architecture she had seen on her travels. The castle and an adjacent gatekeeper’s cottage boast almost 10,000 square feet between them, with six bedrooms and six baths in the castle.

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Clear views of both the north and south coasts of the island promise a breathtaking vista from every window (and there are a lot of them). The large windows throughout the castle also let in plenty of natural light, which allows the white interior to shine as brightly as the exterior. Terraced landscaping outside helps the hilltop castle dazzle from its perch even more, while the distinctive domed roofline (paired with curved lines and bright white walls) is reminiscent of a Moroccan retreat.

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Completed in 1989, The Castle St. Croix is listed by Peter Briggs and Rick Moeser of Christie’s International Real Estate for $15 million. Scroll on for more images of this Caribbean palace:

Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate

Photos: Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate