'Pride and Prejudice' Palatial Estate on the Market

In case you haven't yet heard: Wentworth Woodhouse, which, ironically, doesn't appear to be made of wood, is ON THE HOUSING MARKET. Fun fact of the day, it's also highly likely that it was the inspiration for Mr. Darcy's Pemberley

 East front of the Wentworth Woodhouse, taken May 2015 (Wikipedia)

East front of the Wentworth Woodhouse, taken May 2015 (Wikipedia)

THAT'S RIGHT. YOU, YOURSELF, CAN* OWN MR. DARCY'S PALATIAL WONDERLAND FOR THE LOW, LOW PRICE OF $12.5 MILLION. (That's eight million quid for you locals.) Click here for the listing.

 West front of the Wentworth Woodhouse (Savills)

West front of the Wentworth Woodhouse (Savills)

What will you get for your $12.5 million, you ask?  More than 300 bedrooms (apparently nobody's up to the task of counting exactly how many rooms there are), 124,600 square feet of house, five miles of indoor corridors, 82 acres, a stable, no listed bathrooms, a couple "redundant" teaching rooms added in the 1970s that I assume you'll probably just want to demolish, the longest country house facade in Europe and apparently $40 million in estimated renovations (LOL, WHATEVER).

 Wentworth Woodhouse Dining Room, (Savills).

Wentworth Woodhouse Dining Room, (Savills).

Just to put into perspective how much of a bargain-of-the-century this is, Taylor Swift's New York City apartment costs $7.4 million more. Jennifer Lawrence spent $8.2 million on a paltry five-bedroom, 5,500 square-foot cottage. And, most shocking of all, a solid gold baby bassinet is also going for $12 million.

Anybody wanna go halvsies with me?

*According to the ever-so-reliable Wikipedia, a sale was agreed upon in November 2015. But, hey, a girl can dream, right?