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3 Victorian Gems That Will Entice You to the Suburbs

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They’ve all been carefully restored

With millennials increasingly looking to the suburbs rather than cities for their first homes, it’s fun to consider what options are out there, style wise. There’s the perennially popular midcentury modern home, certainly, but let’s travel back a century to the Victorian period of architecture and see what gems abound.

Here are three historical Victorians currently on the market in the northeast ranging from under $500,000 to just below $2,000,000. Who knows, maybe you’ll fall in love with one of them and realize that the suburbs aren’t so bad, after all.

1. The George Washington Noyes House in Gorham, New Hampshire
Asking Price: $440,000

This cheerful, newly restored Victorian in Gorham—recently placed on the New Hampshire Register of Historic Homes—boasts many distinctive aspects of the period, including a turret, wraparound porch, gable dormer, and fish-scale shingles.

All the structural aspects of the three-story house, including roof, plumbing, electrical, windows, and heating have been upgraded, while original details including lighting fixtures, hardwood floors, and stained glass windows have been preserved. The impressive manse is perched on Soldiers Hill and is a five-minute walk to the Androscoggin River.

2. 23 South Adelaide Avenue, Highland Park, New Jersey
Asking Price: $750,000

This 1850s Victorian jewel located in Highland Park, New Jersey (only a train ride away from the Big Apple), would be a wonderful home for a city dweller looking for space and a little quiet. Carefully restored, the three-story, six-bedroom beauty features an abundance of original details, including original windows, doors, fixtures, gilded mirrors from a Johnson & Johnson villa, medallions on its ceilings, and antique chandeliers.

3. 62 Elm Street Concord, Massachusetts
Asking Price: $1,748,500

This 1856 five-bedroom Victorian home in Massachusetts was completely renovated in 2007 and combines both modern and historical elements: floor-to-ceiling bay windows, built-in shelving, and wood floors, and a spacious kitchen decked out in the latest appliances for optimal entertaining.

The 4,000-square-foot house even comes with a bonus—access to the Sudbury River. Other amenities include a master bedroom with private balcony and a mudroom with cubbies and storage.