These stately, dramatic residences offer a certain old-school charm along with serious style. Thanks to their timeless appeal, they continue to enchant buyers in search of something besides a bland tract home.

Victorians first appeared on the housing scene in the 1800s and were a popular option for builders at the dawn of the 20th century. Although they began to fade in popularity by the 1920s, plenty of vivacious Victorians still land on the market each and every week.

To spark your imagination, we’ve found five epic examples of Victorian style—even one built in the 21st century. We’ve also picked at least one suitable for every type of budget—from affordable to a stretch goal. Scroll down and have a look.

Price: $249,900
Painted lady: Only a Victorian could pull off the disparate colors of teal, purple, red, and yellow and look absolutely fabulous. This quaint three-story home comes with a budget-friendly price tag and an abundance of historic charm.

Built in 1900, the four-bedroom, 2,451-square-foot home retains many of its original features. But it also boasts a surprising modern feature in the backyard—an in-ground pool, which isn’t common among homes of any age in Pennsylvania.

Inside, there’s a two-story turret with cozy seating within. You’ll also spot plenty of wallpaper and vintage window dressings. This part of Pennsylvania has a number of lovely historic homes, but few are more adorable than this colorful charmer.

Etters, PA

Price: $599,900
Old New Hampshire: There are too many original features in this 1892-built Victorian to count. You’ll find wood flooring; carved doors, railings, and moldings; a Batchelder fireplace; built-in cabinets with original hardware; and cast-iron radiators, to name just a few.

The three-level home offers 3,854 square feet of living space, including five bedrooms. Plus, there’s a two-bedroom apartment in back and the potential for a three-bedroom unit, according to the listing.

So close to quaint downtown Littleton you can walk, the home could also be turned into commercial space. The four bedrooms on the second floor have been used for private offices in the past, and there’s plenty of parking around the residence.

Littleton, NH


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Price: $614,900
Am I blue: This charming, bright blue beach house with white gingerbread trim was built in 1894. A shining example of folk Victorian architecture, the home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It’s known as the Bauhhens House, named after its original owners, William and Mina Bauhhens, and is located in the Lost Bayou District. As a testament to its resilience, the residence has withstood countless hurricanes and natural disasters.

The four-bedroom home has also been renovated and rebuilt numerous times over its illustrious history. Within walking distance of the beach, it currently serves as a vacation rental, and most of the furniture is included in the list price.

Galveston, TX

Price: $725,000
Great grape: Besides the elaborate trim, this stately home is done up in a lovely shade of lavender. Once you get past the distinctive hue, you’ll find a three-story residence known as the Garland Home, once home to a U.S. Senator.

There’s potential to transform the residence into a short-term rental or perhaps a bed-and-breakfast. But for now, it’s a four-bedroom family home, with an impressive 8,600 square feet of living space. It also features hardwood floors, two staircases, three covered porches, plus an updated kitchen.

Outside, it features raised garden boxes and an irrigation well to water them. Located between Eugene and Portland, this purple place is a pure delight.

Lebanon, OR

Price: $895,000
Colorado queen: Built in 2003, this “modern” five-bedroom Victorian takes its cues from the classics. Sitting on 9 acres, it features up-to-date amenities like laminate flooring, stainless-steel appliances, and gorgeous designer-tiled bathrooms.

But it also has the charm of the olden days, as seen in the wrap-around porch, a turret, and a gabled roof with a usable attic underneath. Outside there’s a chicken coop plus a hot tub,

You can also catch your own fish in Powder Sand Lake, which sits close by. It’s an excellent place for someone who is independent but also appreciates a few frills.

Greeley, CO

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