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Beautiful Victorian Homes for Sale Across America

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They Don't Build 'Em Like They Used To

Picture an elegant old home in your mind, and chances are good that you're imagining something resembling a Victorian. These impressive homes of the late 19th century are hard not to love, with features like detailed millwork, imposing turrets, and stately staircases that ooze old-fashioned romance. Even if you're too practical to pay a premium for one of these grand old dames, it's always fun to gawk. Here are 25 Victorians across regions and budgets awaiting their next caretakers.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin

$749,900
Built in 1894, this five-bedroom Badger State stunner is the total package with its stately turret and eye-catching chimney. The leafy yard also includes a gazebo and a carriage house-style three-car garage.

Eau Claire: A Peek Inside
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Eau Claire: A Peek Inside

Gleaming woodwork will please traditionalists, while a fully renovated kitchen with quartz countertops is a chef's dream. Upstairs, there are large bedrooms, modern bathrooms, and an expansive third-floor bonus space ideal for family movie nights and games.

San Francisco victorian home
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San Francisco: A Peek Inside

The open, modern interior is light and bright, with an oval library that will appeal to any bookworm and a massive kitchen ideal for family gatherings. There's also a patio and terraced garden, and a lower-level apartment with its own kitchen.

Senatobia, Mississippi
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Senatobia, Mississippi

$319,900
Victorians can be imposing and expensive, but this brilliant blue three-bedroom home proves they don't have to be. Built in 1900, it's on a tree-lined street close to the town center, and the columns add just a touch of Southern charm.

Senatobia: A Peek Inside
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Senatobia: A Peek Inside

High ceilings and a crystal chandelier welcome guests, but the interior is plenty cozy, with brick fireplaces, crown molding, hardwood floors, and a renovated kitchen. There's also a workshop with an office area above that could be an apartment or in-law suite.

Hudson, New York
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Hudson: A Peek Inside

A renovated open-plan first floor is full of arched doorways and ornate molding, and there is stunning stained glass throughout. Upstairs bedrooms feature fireplaces and dramatically slanted walls, and in the basement, there's a gym and a wine room. 

Eatonton, Georgia
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Eatonton, Georgia

$625,000
This six-bedroom Queen Anne, built in 1887, is set among beautiful manicured gardens in a historic district. Walkable to shops and restaurants, it has an expansive curved porch that's begging for folks to pull up a rocking chair and sip a tall glass of sweet tea.

Eatonton: A Peek Inside
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Eatonton: A Peek Inside

If you're a sucker for original woodwork, this home's gleaming molding, mantles, and banisters will make you weak in the knees. Other features include tall ceilings, stained glass, and a warm, welcoming kitchen.

Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington: A Peek Inside

The light and bright interior is magazine-worthy, with a high-end kitchen, a sun room, and built-ins galore. Downstairs, there's a brand new entertainment area with a rec room, wet bar, sauna, and wine bar.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

$395,000
A historic home with a picket fence for under $400,000? It's a dream that can become reality in the Sooner State. Surrounded by fruit and nut trees, this Victorian farmhouse dating to 1910 exudes warmth with its expansive porch, second-floor balcony, and cheery white trim.

Broken Arrow: A Peek Inside
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Broken Arrow: A Peek Inside

Warm woodwork, a Sears staircase, two living and dining areas, original pocket doors, and original stained glass await. There's even a home theater with a fireplace and space for a pool table.

New Albany, Indiana
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New Albany, Indiana

$749,000
This Ohio River head-turner built in 1870 is a mashup of Second Empire and Italianate styles. With eight bedrooms and 14,000 square feet, there's plenty of room for extended family to come stay awhile — and they certainly won't be able to miss the canary yellow siding.

New Albany: A Peek Inside
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New Albany: A Peek Inside

Between the massive pier mirrors, 13-foot ceilings, bronze accents, plaster molding, stained glass, crystal chandeliers, and 14 original fireplaces, you won't know where to look first. 


Aspen, Colorado
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Aspen: A Peek Inside

There's rustic charm in every nook and cranny of this light, bright home, and the wood-burning fireplace will keep things toasty on a snowy evening. The modern kitchen includes a shiny six-burner Wolf stove.

Marion, South Carolina
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Marion: A Peek Inside

The home itself is full of pristine woodwork, elaborate wallpaper, stained glass, and grand chandeliers. The buyer may even get to keep much of the furniture, artifacts, and heirlooms at no cost.

Cape May, New Jersey
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Cape May: A Peek Inside

The grand, roomy living and dining rooms retain the elegance of yesteryear, with tall French doors, detailed molding, and ornate chandeliers. The kitchen and bathrooms have been updated, and there are two master suites. 

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Wake Forest, North Carolina

$525,000
Beautiful trim, a turret, and a dreamy wrap-around porch await the new owner of this charming Queen Anne in charming Wake Forest. Built in 1892, the four-bedroom home is walkable to shops and restaurants, and has a leafy, flower-filled yard.

Wake Forest: A Peek Inside
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Wake Forest: A Peek Inside

Gleaming floors, bright walls, and an updated kitchen make this home feel a lot lighter than many Victorians. An upstairs bathroom features hexagonal tile and a claw-foot tub under a crystal chandelier — we recommend a bubble bath and a glass of wine.

Urbana, Ohio
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Urbana: A Peek Inside

Highlights include a massive yard with a grape arbor surrounded by mature trees, a grand double-door entry, refinished original flooring, a renovated kitchen, eight fireplaces, 10-foot ceilings, and a carriage-house-style garage.

Philadelphia
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Philadelphia: A Peek Inside

If you love a good window seat, this home is your spirit animal. Other highlights include the grand, sweeping staircase, a cozy modern kitchen with an adjoining family room, a lower-level office space, and porches that go on forever.

St. Augustine, Florida
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St. Augustine: A Peek Inside

Vibrant colors in every room reflect the warm weather, but the wood floors, abundant trim, and ornate fireplaces keep this home from straying too far from its roots. The huge master bathroom and its top-of-the-line shower is also a highlight.


Weatherford, Texas
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Weatherford, Texas

$995,000
With its colorful shingles, pitched roof, circular porches, and weathervane-topped turret, this six-bedroom turn-of-the-century home outside Fort Worth is the stuff of storybooks. Its large yard and hilltop historic district are the perfect setting, and the grounds include a pool, pool house, and garage apartment.

Weatherford: A Peek Inside
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Weatherford: A Peek Inside

The traditional interior features tall ceilings, warm woodwork, and a quaint kitchen with retro black and white tile. But the real surprise is a gleaming second-floor ballroom, complete with a domed ceiling. 

North Berwick, Maine
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North Berwick, Maine

$1.05 million
This Eastlake-style Victorian built in 1893 has been used as a bed and breakfast, and it's not hard to see why. Grand in scale, it has eight bedrooms, a carriage house garage with a separate apartment, and lush, manicured grounds.

North Berwick: A Peek Inside
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North Berwick: A Peek Inside

Showy stained glass, lovely trim, marble fireplaces, built-ins, and an updated kitchen are just some of the highlights here. The wraparound porch is also big enough to host a crowd of friends on a breezy day.

St. Paul, Minnesota
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St. Paul, Minnesota

$700,000
This proudly purple five-bedroom house in St. Paul's Cathedral Hill won't be hard to find on its leafy brick street, and it's just around the corner from dining and shopping. Built in 1884, it has an inviting porch and a bright green carriage house awaiting its own renovation.

St. Paul: A Peek Inside
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St. Paul: A Peek Inside

Modern but still captivating, the home has four gorgeous fireplaces, warm wood trim, and an airy, top-of-the-line kitchen. Other highlights include a huge master bathroom, a library with custom bookcases, and versatile third-floor bonus spaces. 

East Hampton, Connecticut
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East Hampton, Connecticut

$1.5 million
Real estate in Connecticut rarely comes cheap, but it's hard to put a price on this bewitching Second Empire home. Built in 1872, it has eight bedrooms and has been used as a bed and breakfast. The grounds include a pool and a three-story barn.

East Hampton: A Peek Inside
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East Hampton: A Peek Inside

The home is full of stately rooms for lounging, eating and sleeping, but the star of the show is the library, with more than 1,200 books on its tall wood shelves. There's a ladder, but you may have to supply your own pipe and monocle.

Warrior, Alabama
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Warrior, Alabama

$399,000
We're not sure what's harder to believe: The immaculate condition of this four-bedroom Queen Anne built in 1887, or the low price. It's set on 3 acres with a gazebo, and it even has a 2,000-square-foot carriage house that could host events.

Warrior: A Peek Inside
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Warrior: A Peek Inside

White trim, polished floors, and a modern kitchen give this large home an effortless feel, but old-home lovers will adore the built-ins, fireplaces, and ornate light fixtures that grace nearly every room. 

New Orleans
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New Orleans

$2.39 million
This 10-bedroom mansion in the Crescent City is almost impossibly perfect. Built in 1890 by a renowned architect, it even has a 100-year-old oak in the yard and an original carriage stone at the curb.

New Orleans: A Peek Inside
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New Orleans: A Peek Inside

Fourteen-foot ceilings and crystal chandeliers set the formal vibe, and a massive kitchen has every modern convenience. The third floor is a self-contained residence with its own kitchen, plus it has a stunning blue turret bedroom with lovely white wood beams.


Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington

$929,000
Love color? Then you can't miss this three-bedroom Eastlake Victorian, painted a brilliant purple with a cheery pink front door. Built in 1987, it has a balcony with gingerbread trim that overlooks Bellingham Bay.

Bellingham: A Peek Inside
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Bellingham: A Peek Inside

A modern interior retains period details like ornate chandeliers, stained glass, oak floors, and original door knobs, but the highlight is probably the view of the water from the bay windows. There's also a studio above the detached garage.  


Chestertown, Maryland
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Chestertown: A Peek Inside

Art wallpaper, hand-painted plastered ceilings, pocket doors, ceiling medallions, and soapstone fireplaces make this a must-see for anyone who loves period details. The kitchen has been tastefully updated, too.

Newport, Kentucky
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Newport, Kentucky

$1.15 million
A grand home among the many grand homes in Newport's Mansion Hill neighborhood, this five-bedroom stunner from 1889 hasn't been on the market in three decades. It's right across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, walkable to Reds and Browns games, museums, and the Newport Aquarium.

Newport: A Peek Inside
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Newport: A Peek Inside

There's exquisite stained glass, a dazzling staircase, and gleaming fireplaces at every turn. The overhauled kitchen has a massive stove and gleaming marble countertops. Upstairs, a self-contained guest suite has its own living space and kitchenette. 

Oregon, Illinois
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Oregon, Illinois

$433,000
Your money goes farther in small-town Illinois, where this meticulous four-bedroom awaits its next owner. Built in 1903, it boasts colorful fishscale shingles and an inviting porch, a fenced yard with a heated pool, and even a tiki bar and fire pit.

Oregon: A Peek Inside
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Oregon: A Peek Inside

Elaborate millwork is in pristine condition, and period wallpaper extends to the jaw-dropping dining-room ceiling. The modern kitchen has warm wood cabinets and an enormous farmhouse sink, and a third-floor master suite has five skylights.