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Charming Victorian with wraparound porch asks $379K

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Built in 1895

Photos courtesy of Frank Flynn of Stark Homes

Historic homes offer charm and authenticity to buyers, and in many parts of the country they can also provide good value. Take this five-bedroom, four-bath home in Brodhead, Wisconsin. Built in 1895 by local lumberman Miles McNair for his family, the 4,107-square-foot house features Victorian appeal with many original amenities.

Sitting on a large, .33-acre lot, the home boasts many of the features that came standard in revival architecture of the turn of the century. A towering, asymmetrical facade includes blue decorative trim, a stone foundation, and an upper bay window. But the home’s best feature is the large wrap-around porch with picture-perfect swing.

Inside, guests are met with an expansive foyer and a grand wooden staircase that’s intricately carved. Period details include pocket doors, parquet in-lay floors, and leaded glass windows. The main rooms all boast 10-foot ceilings and original woodwork, and fireplaces add coziness.

The third floor includes a separate entry that could be used as a mother-in-law suite or rental, and a detached two-car garage rounds out the listing. If this looks like your Victorian dream, 706 East Second Avenue is on the market now for $379,000.

The large wraparound porch includes a swing for lazy summer days.
The impressive foyer boasts a fireplace and grand wooden staircase.
Original woodworking is one of the home’s best features.
Ten-foot ceilings and large windows create an airy feeling.
The upper landing is open and ready for lounging.
One of the home’s five bedrooms.