Born at the dawn of the Roaring ’20s, these nine homes have seen a lot in the past 100 years: boom and bust markets, war and peace, and immense social upheaval.
Lucky for us, these old houses—all built in 1920—have weathered it all and are still standing today. Inspiring, right? Many of them are looking better than ever, and all are available for sale right now.
No matter their locale, these century-old houses share vintage touches like hardwood floors, friendly front porches, and fireplaces for warmth. Beyond that, these well-aged abodes have adapted to reflect the world springing up around them. Some of these places have been spruced up with upgrades like wine cellars, modern kitchens, and bathrooms with custom tile.
These nine places show age really is nothing but a number. Now join us on a journey back in time as we visit these century-old homes.
Dutch Colonial treat: Airy and light, this lovely three-bedroom, 1,944-square-foot home has a fully renovated main floor. The wainscoting has been updated, and a soaking tub truly shines. Updates include hardwood floors and a partly finished basement with office and three-quarter bath. Outside, there’s a roomy yard, charming porch, deck, and garage.
Upgraded bungalow: History doesn’t have to be expensive! This place priced below $100,000 is a prime example.
Remodeled inside and out with hardwood floors, new windows, and upgraded infrastructure, this place is move-in ready. With four bedrooms and 1,376 square feet of living space, it’s a true bargain in this college town. Other highlights include the sunny covered front porch and big backyard for endless hours of family fun.
Victorian triplex: Investor alert! Savvy entrepreneurs should check out this 100-year-old triplex in the heart of NOLA’s Treme neighborhood. The front house built a century ago is a shotgun double with one-bedroom residences on each side. Out back, you’ll find a two-bedroom 1820s Creole cottage. All three units are situated around a beautiful brick courtyard for entertaining.
Chic in the city: Although it’s 100 years old, this home in Delaware’s biggest city is modern, stylish, and cozy. The five-bedroom residence in the city’s popular Triangle neighborhood has been recently updated in impeccable fashion. The hardwood floors are new, the kitchen is totally renovated, and the bathrooms have been refreshed. Standout features include a sunroom and welcoming front porch.
Lakewood lovely: One century on, this three-bedroom home’s curb appeal is still strong. Strikingly formal, substantial, and updated in all the right places, this 3,580-square-foot residence sits on a lot filled with mature trees. Highlights include a Rockwood fireplace, wraparound front porch, hardwood floors, and walls of windows.
Classic character: This blue beauty is just steps from all the fun, restaurants, and shops of Highland Avenue. Plenty big with over 5,000 square feet of living space, this six-bedroom home has been fully renovated. The lower level now boasts a bedroom, bathroom, home theater, game room with second kitchen, wine cellar, home gym, and walk-out patio.
Arts and Crafts: A tasty opportunity in wine country. A century ago, land was cheaper in the Napa area. Now a two-bedroom fixer-upper will set a buyer back nearly a million bucks.
But for a buyer with an eye for restoration (or expansion), this 1,372-square-foot bungalow sits in the heart of the city’s coveted downtown. There’s a detached garage with workshop plus covered front and back porches. And a buyer could purchase the neighboring property to make a total lot size of three-quarters of an acre. Pour a glass of your favorite vintage and dream big!
Fresh faced: Recently updated and painted a pleasing shade of robin’s-egg blue, this two-bedroom charmer comes with a 500-square-foot garage apartment. The brick walkway and porch are new, as is the kitchen, bathrooms, and yard. The house is near a park for even more outdoor spaces to run and play.
Historic charm: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this two-bedroom desert home has been updated without sacrificing any of its vintage charm.
Fans of historic homes will fall in love with the white picket fence, front porch, and antique speak-easy front door. Though small, this petite 814-square-foot home feels wide open on the inside. Best of all—the home is just steps from downtown dining and shopping.
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