Architectural Spotlight | Venerable Victorian Homes

Built between the mid 1800’s to early 1900’s as the result of housing surges from the Industrial Revolution, Victorian homes are classic pieces of architectural history. A steeply pitched roof, textured shingles and asymmetrical façade are among the familiar features that make these homes so recognizable. Whether it’s a home dating back to the 19th century or a meticulously crafted reproduction, let’s explore some exclusive Victorian homes from around the world!

California$8,000,000 USD | Redwood Valley, California | Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty

This captivating residence is a faithful reproduction of an 1880’s Victorian home with modern systems and amenities. It features five bedrooms and five baths on three levels, plus a finished basement. The house is approximately 7200-square-feet and features three heating and air conditioning zones. The construction mirrors historical techniques with plaster over button board, old growth Douglas Fir flooring and Redwood siding, framing and trim; period or reproduction fixtures are used throughout.

MelbournePrice Upon Request | Melbourne, Australia | Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty

A grand five bedroom Victorian mansion, this home is sited on over 2000-square-meters with a swimming pool and room for a tennis court. Amenities include a formal palatial sitting room, dining room, study, master bedroom with dressing room and bathroom, four further bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchen, family room and games room.

New York$3,590,000 USD | Bronxville, New York | Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Two very different artists live in this house; one does caricatures and collects historically significant bronze animal sculptures, the other creates wildly colorful installations, sculptures and paintings, which are spread throughout the home. Their South African heritage, together with items brought back from travels to India, Mexico, Ethiopia, Mali, Burkina Faso and Morocco blend into eclectic, international interiors. The couple bought the property in 1993, drawn by the scale and playfulness demonstrated by the architect, William Bates, who built the home in 1896.

Colorado$2,379,000 USD | Steamboat Springs, Colorado | Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty

Sitting on a knoll in the well-established neighborhood of Fish Creek Meadows between downtown Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Ski Area, is this one-of-a-kind Victorian home. The property consists of over two acres full of mature trees, gardens, a greenhouse, waterfalls and pond and unbelievable panoramic views. Each room flows harmoniously into one-another and offers unique finishes with arches, columns, turrets, stencil and faux painting, traditional English wallpaper, tray and tin ceilings, dentil molding, wainscoting, and handsome chandeliers.

 

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