Got money to burn? Treat yourself to one of these giant Victorian houses
Victorian houses for sale are fun to look at online, even if you aren’t considering buying them. Real estate websites are full of options for Victorian houses. They typically seem to be a lot more expensive than a modern house, but that’s understandable. Victorian houses are full of history & wonder that’s plain old unavailable in a newer home.
It’s fun to imagine yourself prancing around the wooden floors and running up the beautiful staircases of an old home like one from the Victorian era. Victorian houses are homes from the time Queen Victoria reigned in the UK. The homes were built in the years 1837 to 1901.
Not everyone could afford such a fancy home back then, and even now the homes are considered something royal in many ways. Oftentimes, Victorian houses consist of multiple stories, wood or stone exterior, and decorative trim. Here are some of the coolest Victorian houses for you to browse right now:
Eau Claire, Wisconsin ($749,900)
This house in Eau Claire, Wisconsin was built in 1894. It was last sold in 2016 for $286,000. Now it’s being sold for a lot more. There is still some original architecture in the home, including the leaded glass windows, woodwork, original floors, and more. There are even some french doors inside.
The spacious three-story house also has five bedrooms & two bathrooms. In the grand foyer, there’s an ornate staircase. The third floor is described as “an ideal entertainment oasis.” The home also boasts a three-car garage and gorgeous landscaping outside.
Aspen, Colorado ($5,800,000)
This home in Aspen, Colorado is definitely on the spendier side. It was built in 1888, and was last sold in 2006 for $1,700,000. It’s obviously gone up in price a lot since then. The home has three bedrooms and a living room fireplace that would make for such fun memories during family game time. Imagine sitting around the warm fire in the winter, bundled up in your cozy cottage drinking hot chocolate.
The house is in a neighborhood called Oklahoma Flats, an area known to be a place where people wish they could live. The home has been remodeled to include a modern kitchen, which has a six-burner Wolf stove. Even some of the storage areas of the home are stunning. In the main bedroom there’s a walk-in closet with windows.
The house is close to downtown Aspen, the Rio Grande Trail, and John Denver Park.
Urbana, Ohio ($549,990)
This lovely four-bedroom home was built in 1839. It has a large yard with some gorgeous scenery, meaning you won’t even need to leave your property to feel like you just took a stroll in a park.
Other highlights of this house include its grand double-door entryway, original flooring, eight fireplaces, ten-foot ceilings, four-car garage, crystal chandeliers, wide hallways, leaded glass doors, and remodeled kitchen.
There are also areas of the home not included in the square footage. These include the attic on the third floor and the full basement.
North Berwick, Maine ($1,050,000)
This beautiful Maine home was built in 1893. It’s been restored inside and out but holds true to its history. It has a gorgeous staircase, hand-painted ceilings, and a beautiful landscaping outside. It features five bedrooms and has been used as a bed & breakfast. The house has been listed on realtor.com for 218 days, meaning you might get a chance to snag it up before it gets sold to someone else.
East Hampton, Connecticut ($1,500,000)
This Connecticut house was built in 1872. It has a whopping eight bedrooms, meaning it can hold a large family or a lot of friends who want to live together. This home has also been used as a bed & breakfast, and it also has a pool and three-story barn.
The coolest part of the house is the library, which includes over 1,200 books on wooden shelves. Before the house was a bed & breakfast, it was owned by the Bevin family. It was in the same family for an entire century before being sold to other people.