Victorian style homes are some of the most distinct and recognizable you’ll find anywhere on the DFW real estate market. The term “Victorian” mostly refers to a style of home that originally started back in the 1830s and continued to be built through 1910, or basically all the way through the entire reign of Queen Victoria.
Perhaps the first thing you’ll notice about Victorian style homes are the ornate and elaborate details and characteristics that actually borrow a number of different elements from a variety of other architectural styles like Gothic, French, Italian, and Tudor-style designs. But even despite their variances, most Victorian style homes still share plenty of key common features, including the following:
- Most Victorian homes are extraordinarily large and have two or three stories.
- The majority of Victorian style homes have wood siding and incorporate stone accents.
- Decorative trim is found all around the exterior of most Victorian home, giving them the nickname “gingerbread” houses.
- Textured wall surfaces and scalloped shingles are also quite common on Victorian style homes.
- Roofs are steep, tall, and usually have sharp edges.
- Many Victorian homes around the country are painted with bright, vibrant colors to steer away from the trend of white or beige homes prior to the Victorian era.
- Usually have a large one-story, wraparound porch with ornamental spindles, brackets, and railings.
Although not quite as prevalent today, Victorian homes for sale in DFW are still as popular and sought-after as ever, especially to those who truly value the charm and elegance of an authentic historic home. And while many communities all throughout the DFW region feature an assortment of Victorian style homes, here's a quick peek at a few of the most luxurious listings you'll find currently listed on the MLS:
Check Out Some of DFW's Coolest Victorian Home Listings Below
- 3 Beds
- 2.1 Baths
- 3,008 SqFt