There are many things to love about older, Victorian-era homes that you simply cannot find in today’s “cookie-cutter” developments. It starts with the old-style craftsmanship found in the woodwork around their doors and windows. That’s simply a lost art for modern-built homes.
Hardwood floors and open staircases add even more charm to these old homes. Many have statement, one-of-a-kind fireplaces and mantels. It’s all the details in these homes that make them so special. Soaring, tall ceilings and an abundance of windows give them a feeling of space and light.
Many Victorian homes have interesting, unique features such as pocket doors, French doors with leaded glass, window seats and unique light fixtures. Outside, porches are made for sitting and feature columns or decorative pillars and fanciful gingerbread trim. Some homes even have old-style carriage houses from by-gone years.
I find it impossible not to fall in love with these houses the moment you go through the front door. From large Queen Annes, petite Victorian cottages, to rows of “painted ladies”, these homes have expression and character. History was written in these plaster walls – if only they could reveal to us their stories.