Historic Real Estate: The Victorian Edition

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013 by Emily Potter 2 Comments

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Front of the historic Albert Sears House in Plano, Illinois, with a wraparound porch that has been restored to its original glory.

Historic Albert Sears House -- Plano, Illinois

Constructed in 1881 for Albert H. Sears, a prominent business man in Plano, this Queen Anne style house has been lovingly restored and professionally decorated and landscaped. The house sits on two acres and is just three miles from Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Farnsworth House, a historic site of the National Trust. Price tag: $449,000

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The 22-bedroom Alfred Dolge Mansion in Dolgeville, New York.

Alfred Dolge Mansion -- Dolgeville, New York

This 12,000 square-foot Victorian was built in 1890 by Alfred Dolge, a well known entrepreneur and namesake of Dolgeville, New York. The original European craftsmanship throughout the 22 bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two living rooms has been carefully preserved. Perfect for residential living, a bed and breakfast, or hosting events. Price tag: $449,900

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Victorian home in Belleair, Florida with three stories, two porches, and many other historic, elegant features.

Charming Victorian Home -- Belleair, Florida

This historic treasure was Henry B. Plant’s residence in 1900. Plant was a famous railroad magnate who developed the historic Belleview Biltmore Hotel and surrounding area. This three-story home is over 4,000 square feet of history, original features, and modern amenities. Price tag: $775,000

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Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

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2 Responses

  1. Stephen Widmer

    February 23, 2013

    Probably typical of the aging process so common in the US yet I wonder if this once vital center of nautical/commercial and government activity isn’t unique in some ways both awe inspiring and sad. So desperate for a skilled voice to educate and inspire a following in the right direction, what is slowly destroying this village of remarkable architecture and beauty is going unchecked. I am trying to restore three properties but the economy has me to my knees, idle, observing the effects of bad decisions for the village, spoiling chances for its recovery. It deserves outside attention and influence, not for it’s self proclaimed title as ‘the prettiest village in Maine’ but because it is being a wonderful village on the brink of ruin. Wiscasset, Maine.

  2. florida beach clubs

    February 28, 2013

    Wow! All these houses above are looking so lavish and rich with amazing features! Good to read about these houses! Owning such properties would be like a dream come true!