Victorian Houses You Must See Before You Die

Amazingly beautiful and fanciful, Victorian houses architecture started getting popular in the U.S. from 1875 through the change of the century.

By having a look at any house built during the Victorian era, you would see Federalist style balustrades, Greek Revival pendiments, and colonial revival details as well. Highlighted with porches, turrets and bays, and decorated with shingles, gingerbread, and stylish windows, Victorian houses are so unique in nature that no two are the same.

Those amazing Victorian builders used their creative sides and combined their skills with new materials and technologies developed in the Industrial Revolution. This helped them build houses no one had ever seen in the past. Even today, the most stylishly designed houses may fail to exude that sense of elegance you usually find in Victorian houses.

Just by having a look at these houses, it becomes clear that Victorian architects were in favor of applying decoration liberally, and combining special features picked from different eras.

Most Victorian houses usually had at least two stories, which steep rooflines. Gable ends had decorative brackets with highly sophisticated yet delicate gingerbread ornamentation.

Their irregular massing has made them a work of art for modern day buyers. In case you’re interested in buying a Victorian style home or you’re going to build a new one following those old trends, you may find some inspiration from the pictures of Victorian houses we’ve presented in this post. Have a closer look, now!

Carson Mansion…”Considered the most grand Victorian home in America.”
Carson-mansion- the most grand Victorian home in America

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Victorian house with gorgeous entryway

Victorian house with gorgeous entryway

The Sunday Showcase Features – hometalk.com

Haunted house with patterned roofs and walls

Haunted house with patterned Toofs and walls

Mt. Dora, Florida – image credit flickr

Assymetrical lovely home architecture with a cozy porch

Lovely home architecture with a cozy porch

Troy, Alabama – found on flickr

This house can’t be any better…

1896-This house can't be any better

Fairfield Iowa – image credit flickr

Original Victorian terrace houses built during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837—1901. Here is where it all started…

Original Victorian terrace houses built during the reign of Queen Victoria

Nottingham – image credit flickr

Ghosts of London in Victorian houses

Ghosts of London Victorian house

find the people hiding in the photograph… image credits and more details at spitalfieldslife.com

This is the summer residence of Queen Victoria – Osborne House, Isle of Wight.Today it is cared for by English Heritage, and open to visitors…

summer residence of Queen Victoria

image credit telegraph.co.uk

Different Victorian Houses Colors

Colorful victorian red house

Colorful victorian red housevia victorianhouses.tumblr.com

More beautiful houses in the Haight

Beautiful house in the Haightvia victorianhouses.tumblr.com

San Francisco Victorian Houses

6,565 sqm house, last sold price $6,500,000…. Is this gorgeous due to price or the other way round?

$6,500,000 victorian house

Pacific heights San Francisco, CA – via casasugar

Multi-Family Home – 3,804 sqft….another mega trillion dollars victorian house… listed in $2,599,000 OUCH!

mega trillion dollars victorian house

Hayes Valley neighborhood in San Francisco, CA – via trulia

Front door Victorian residential architecture…

san francisco victorian house

Western Addition San Drancisco, CA – via flickr

And perhaps the well known place in San Francisco….The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters

image credit picasaweb.google.com

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