When you think about Victorian homes, you probably imagine ornate, multistory houses with plenty of adornment on the outside, ideal for Halloween decor—or Halloween frights.
Over the years, they’ve gained a somewhat spooky reputation—perhaps because many horror movies have used them as backdrops for chilling scenes.
Creepy or not, the classic Victorian is back in favor with today’s buyer.
The Victorian’s characteristic small rooms were anathema to fans of the open floor plan, but they’re now popular for their ability to be easily sectioned off for the work-from-home crowd.
Victorians also appeal to buyers who cherish distinctive style. Think about it: Have you ever seen two Victorian homes that look exactly alike? We’ve seen a bunch and can safely say no.
For further proof, we sought out some of the most interesting Victorian homes for sale across the country. We found five fabulous examples with prices ranging from $250,000 to $6,000,000. Let’s have a look…
Green Queen: Built in 1899 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this ornate Queen Anne Victorian has such original features as a grand staircase plus staff stairs, fluted casings, a wraparound porch with a cupola, hardwood floors, and marble fireplaces.
All the furniture, including many antiques and a magnificent cast-iron stove in the kitchen, are included in the price. With seven bedrooms and 6,344 square feet of space of living space, it’s ready to be used as a bed-and-breakfast, short-term rental, or fun family home.
The Dalles, OR
Unbelievable prefab: One of Mobile’s most historic and recognizable homes, the Kate Shepard House was built in 1897. Original components for the residence were fabricated in Knoxville, TN, and delivered to Alabama in 13 railroad cars.
The six-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot home served as a private boarding and day school for over 40 years. For the past 18 years, it’s been a popular bed-and-breakfast. The sale price includes the breakfast service items, plus recipes, training, and any assistance the new owner might need. Furnishings for three guest rooms, including antiques, are also included.
If omelets aren’t your thing, the building could be converted back into a single-family residence.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the home has been used for movie sets and advertising shoots, and was featured in an episode of HGTV’s “If Walls Could Talk.”
It boasts a number of original features, including stained-glass windows, built-in bookcases with glass …….