Ornate gingerbread trim, pitched roofs, wraparound porches, and bright colors—these are the hallmarks of Victorian architecture. In some parts of the country, you can still score a gorgeous Victorian for less than the nationwide median price of $350,000.
But in certain locales, the price of these vintage homes is quite steep. We dove into nationwide listings to come up with the 10 most expensive Victorians on the market right now.
The neighborhoods where these pricey Victorians are found won’t come as a complete shock. Hello from Aspen, CO, and greetings to San Francisco.
What the list does reveal is a sumptuous selection of sleek interiors, immaculate grounds, and luxe locations, demonstrating the enduring appeal of these classic dwellings.
One tiny caveat: Not all of these Victorians are vintage. A couple of them were built in the late 1990s in the classic style.
Old or new, Queen Anne or Italianate, these high-dollar Victorian homes are waiting for new owners to fill them with laughter and love. Long may they reign.
Observatory house: Built in 1888, this six-bedroom Victorian underwent an award-winning restoration in 2002.
The rooftop observatory installed by the previous owner has made this historic home a local landmark.
Featuring views of Aspen Mountain and Red Mountain, and located just a block from the town’s chic shops and restaurants, this stately residence comes with charm to spare.
Henry Van Brunt house: Sitting on the sunny side of Brattle Street in Old Cambridge, this Queen Anne/Stick Style Victorian from 1883 is a private retreat perfect for entertaining.
The five-bedroom home boasts restored original windows, a wine cellar, and a master wing.
The home’s 2006 restoration won a local preservation award, and it is conveniently located near Harvard Square, the Charles River Reservation, restaurants, and museums.
Double deal: This prestigious two-parcel property is for sale for the first time in 40 years.
Just three blocks from town, the corner-lot property includes a five-bedroom main house and a guesthouse with south-facing views of Aspen Mountain.
A buyer who desires only the main house can pick it up for $6.5 million.
Contemporary Queen Anne: Inspired by an inn on Vermont’s Lake Champlain, this nine-bedroom mansion was built in 1999.
It measures more than 15,000 square feet, and features such high-end amenities as an elevator and home theater.
The home’s exterior includes classic Victorian elements such as turrets, a pitched slate roof, and even a tower. Inside, the award-winning design features a grand entry, formal dining room, parlors with pocket doors, two chef’s kitchens, and several guest suites.
Capt. Hastings house: This rare 6-acre waterfront estate on Long Island was built in 1890 by Capt. Joseph Hastings.
Fully restored in 2004, the 6,000-square-foot Victorian Italianate main house has 10 bedrooms, a sunroom, and a sundeck with spectacular views.
Only 60 miles from Manhattan, the gated compound also includes a three-bedroom carriage house. The property has over 400 feet of water frontage and a deep-water dock.
Auburn acreage: Laid out on nearly 80 acres and spanning two counties, this property includes a lovely six-bedroom home built in 1997.
It has high ceilings, wraparound porches, and a whole-home generator.
The grounds also include two rental homes, a shop, barn, and equipment sheds.
Belvedere Island: Built in 1900, this was one of the first homes built in this pricey Marin County enclave. The six-bedroom Queen Anne Victorian has recently been restored to dreamy, contemporary perfection.
It sits on a hill with views of the San Francisco Bay. The muted interiors were professionally designed, with a movie theater and wine cellar.
Outside, there’s a large patio for entertaining, and the yard includes a vegetable garden, spa, and water feature.
West End wonder: In Aspen’s West End neighborhood, adjacent to Pioneer Park, this three-bedroom Victorian was built in 1888.
The kitchen and dining area have been updated, and an abundance of windows lets in plenty of natural light.
Outside is a fenced yard, landscaping, and a patio for entertaining.
Fabulous in Fillmore: This classic San Francisco Victorian was built in 1900 and has undergone a masterful, multiyear conversion into a modern urban oasis.
The five-bedroom smart home is sleek and understated on all four of its stories.
It includes a private garden retreat, upstairs patio, and gorgeous interior design.
Prime on Pierce: Built in 1900, this Victorian was stripped to the studs and rebuilt.
Currently configured as a multiunit residence, it could also make one heck of a single-family home.
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