Victorian homes are beautiful. Their spires and turrets and ornate details make them aspirational fixtures of residential architecture, but their age means a lot of upkeep. For lovers of these old homes, like the one featured here, nothing is more satisfying than seeing one of them restored. In our previous post, we listed 15 amazing examples restored Victorian homes.
Here are 19 more for you to enjoy.
1. This home in Aspen, Colorado looks like a dollhouse brought to life. The gothic spires, and beautiful bay and dormer windows brim with old-time charm and the monochromatic color scheme has just enough of a modern touch.
2. This is a tiny house dream come true. The gingerbread trim captures the characteristic ornateness of Victorian homes and the bay window illustrates the influences of Eastern culture on Victorian architecture.
3.The masonry and the roof are the two elements that really shine on this home. The warmth of the stonework contrasted with the charcoal roof makes the house pop.
4. Cape May, New Jersey is home to some wonderful examples of Victorian architecture, and this home perfectly blends the formality of the Victorian with the ease of the beach. The pop of pale pink is breezy and modern and the gingerbread gives the home a quaint old-fashioned feel.
5. It’s hard to imagine just how much work must have gone into restoring a home of this size, but the result is well worth it. The home is both massive and majestic and there is something very pleasant in the contrast between its wide berth and the delicate narrowness of all the windows.
6. This California home is brought to life by its sunny coat of paint and bright white trim. The contrast of the black also really makes the long, narrow windows catch your eye.
7. The high tower with its dormer windows is probably the first thing you notice about this restoration, and it likely makes you want to climb the stairs and explore it. The cobalt and white trim also calls to mind a piece of delicate China, and there are almost too many beautiful bay windows to count.
8. Brick is such a beautiful building material, and the more a restoration can accentuate and embrace that beauty the better. Here they have accomplished that by using complimentary green on the wooden trim. It makes the reds of the brick even brighter and more inviting.
9. This charming home is like an Eye Spy of architecture. It has just about every defining characteristic of a Victorian home beginning with its central turret. The dormer windows at its peak have the effect of gargoyles perched and ready, and it is impossible not to be fascinated by them. This is also another great example of a home using complimentary colors to accentuate the various elements.
10. The chimney here seems too tall for the turret that it rests upon and too tall for the house itself, but somehow that makes it more charming. Also, note the ornate detail on the brickwork of the chimney. That’s the kind of attention to detail that is so common among Victorian homes.
11. This home is part miniature dollhouse brought to life and part castle rendered in layers of scalloped shingles. The double porches, the tower, and the archways look almost brand new, and it is hard to imagine that this home has stood for more than a century.
12. The proportions of this home make it look friendly and inviting. It’s a kind of pleasantly plump structure full of tiny and captivating details.
13. The double level wrap-around porch with its detailed railing and arched trim are beautifully restored. The presence of so much color also sets it apart from most modern homes that never seem to stray from neutral tones.
14. This home is stately and serene and the emerald roof with all its many scalloped shingles is what any restorer of old homes aspires to. The roof is magnificent and the otherwise muted color scheme allows it to be the deserving star of the show.
15. So much of the charm of Victorian homes comes from their play on proportion and this home makes that very apparent. The narrow tower and its miniature rooftop look almost as if a hand reached down from the sky and stretched it upward in an effort to pluck it right off. It is an exaggerated feature, and it helps to make the house fun.
16. This one is all about the color scheme. The pale pastels help to soften the severe angles of the home and make its grandeur more accessible. And speaking of accessibility, the two sets of porch staircases are kind of thrilling.
17. These owners clearly have a sense of whimsy. The repeated use of several stripe patterns draws attention to the home’s details and really sets the turret apart, allowing it to be the focal point.
18. The relative compactness of this home, when compared to some of the others, means that it packs quite a punch on a smaller scale. The home is also almost completely windows, and their varying shapes and sizes really make you rethink uniformity.
19. The porch is the real winner here. Yes, the turrets are lovely and the stained glass windows are a nice touch, but nothing beats a porch of that magnitude.