House hunting: 7 lovely Victorian-era homes
New Orleans. Built in 1870, this six-bedroom house sits in the Bouligny District. The interior features 12 working fireplaces, wainscoting, two double parlors, and a gourmet kitchen.
The home has retained many of its period architectural details, including original hardwood floors, ceiling medallions, and arched doorways. $2,195,000. Dorian M. Bennett, Dorian Bennett/Sotheby's International Realty, (504) 944-3605.
Camden, Maine. This five-bedroom Victorian is owned by descendants of Norman Rockwell. The clapboard house, built in 1905, includes a turret, ornate ceiling medallions, stained glass, and three fireplaces.
Set on a half-acre double lot, this home is a couple of blocks from Penobscot Bay. $510,000. Alex Cohen, Camden Real Estate Co., (207) 236-6171.
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Wilmington, Delware. This Richardsonian Romanesque home was built in 1901 with iron ore bricks. Details include original stained-glass windows, hand-carved reliefs, and oak molding.
Commercially zoned, the property is close to area hospitals and public transit. $1,250,000. Michael Kelczewski, Brandywine Fine Properties/Sotheby's International Realty, (302) 645-6500.
Winter Harbor, Maine. This shingle-style Victorian cottage in the Grindstone Neck summer colony was built in 1892. The 10-bedroom house features pocket doors, custom-built cabinetry, and coffered ceilings.
The 1.36-acre property is close to the shore path and ocean access. Neighborhood amenities include yacht club access, a golf course, a swimming pool, and tennis courts. $889,000. Jamie O'Keefe, the Knowles Co., (207) 299-8732.
Tacoma, Washington. This seven-bedroom home in the North End neighborhood was built in 1917. The Second Empire brick Victorian features a master suite with courtyard views, French doors, and crown molding.
Lying near Commencement Bay, the property includes a six-car garage and a guesthouse. $1,950,000. Grace Hudtloff, John L. Scott Real Estate, (253) 581-1100.
Saratoga Springs, New York. This six-bedroom Queen Anne was completely renovated this year. The interior features vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and a kitchen with marble countertops. The property has a rear porch, slate patios, and a three-bedroom carriage house. $2,199,000. John Samios and Lia Grasso, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, (914) 584-8441.
Grass Valley, California. This fully furnished four-bedroom Folk Victorian was built in 1891. Features include wainscoting, high ceilings, and hardwood floors.
The property has a deck and a gazebo, and is within walking distance of downtown. $389,000. Jamie Barber, Network Real Estate, (530) 559-8536.
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