Philadelphia. This five-bedroom, single-family restored Victorian was built in 1860. Original features include 14-foot coffered, beamed, and carved-plaster ceilings; a skylight over the stairs; carved-wood molding, railings, and fireplace surround; parquet and straight-lay wood floors; and ornate leaded glass.
The kitchen is equipped with a Wolf stove and Viking refrigerator. Outside, there's a landscaped brick patio. $3,490,000. Andrew Callaghan, Kurfiss/Sotheby's International Realty, (215) 431-3384.
Boston. This duplex condo occupies the top level of an 1890 brick-and-brownstone Beacon Hill townhouse. The three-bedroom, two-story apartment features restored parquet flooring, arched doorways, living and dining space, and a newly updated, Italian-style kitchen with custom cabinetry and stainless appliances.
A private wooden roof deck offers extensive city views. $1,899,000. Cheri Meckley, Compass, (617) 869-0970.
Chicago. A 1905 Lincoln Park brownstone houses this modern three-bedroom condo. The updated classic space features wide-plank hardwood floors, custom cabinets and shelving, a private balcony, a chef's kitchen with a Carrara marble peninsula, and a master suite bath with a rain shower and radiant-heated floors.
The apartment comes with a parking space and access to a rooftop deck. $715,000. Naseem El-Barbarawi, Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, (773) 859-8686.
Brooklyn. A recent restoration preserved prewar details while modernizing this 1931 five-bedroom Bedford-Stuyvesant townhouse with a new roof, mechanicals, HVAC, and a high-end kitchen. The parlor floor features 12-foot ceilings with plaster moldings, wide-plank washed-oak floors, and a marble fireplace; upstairs rooms have exposed brick and decorative fireplaces.
There is also a 630-square-foot lower suite. Outside are a back deck and private garden. $3,380,000. Nadine Adamson, Brown Harris Stevens, (212) 452-4503.
Jersey City. Built in 1852, this two-family Queen Anne Victorian stands opposite Van Vorst Park, four blocks from a PATH station. The original stained glass, carved staircase, plaster molding, marble and slate fireplaces, pocket doors, and inlaid hardwood floors have all been preserved.
The upper unit has three bedrooms, a formal parlor, and a chef's kitchen. At the garden level is a one-bedroom unit and a converted carriage-house garage. $2,500,000. Brian Henry, Boyne Realty, (201) 451-0950.
Brooklyn. Set on the top story of a 1901 Cobble Hill brownstone, this co-op studio is brightened by corner windows and an oversize skylight. It has exposed brick, high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and an alcove kitchen, and includes access to extra storage, bike storage, and laundry facilities. The tree-lined street is close to shops and restaurants. $300,000. Kane Manera, Corcoran, (432) 559-7213.