The Beauty and Charm of a Victorian Style House

When it comes to curb appeal, a Victorian style house never disappoints. Also known as painted ladies, most homeowners use color to highlight all the details of their beloved, historic home.

Victorian Style House Exterior with Large PorchPhoto by Marina Rubina, Architect


My personal preference are the houses that are painted in bolder colors to really make them pop. And when they come with a turret and wrap around porch – it’s all the better.

Blue Historic House with Turret and Wrap Around PorchPhoto by Omega Construction and Design, Inc.


I love this cheery little aqua house. Dental molding, fish scale trim, and two-tone windows really amp up the curb appeal on this charmer.

Aqua Victorian Style Cottage with Fish Scale Trim and Dental MoldingPhoto by Ronse Massey Developments


Subtle shades are equally as pretty as the brighter painted ladies. Note the detail of the tiles on the mansard roof.

Elegant Victorian home in neutral colorsPhoto by Haycon Inc.


A pale yellow Victorian home shows its elegance and stately appeal.

Pale Yellow House with Turret and Large PorchPhoto by Ashbourne Designs


Here’s a more formal Victorian style house in pastel colors. The curves create a modern, organic vibe.

Modern Victorian in the CityPhoto by Mark Bellingham Painting


Is this house adorable or what? I think what I love so much about architecture from the Victorian era is the thought and creativity that went into each design.

Pale Yellow House with Gingerbread TrimPhoto by 創業昭和四年 西洋建築専門 安城建築


A pair of arched windows take center stage amidst fishtail trim. A touch of gingerbread trim on the porch enhances this home’s curb appeal.

Victorian Farmhouse in Aqua SidingPhoto by Sacred Oak Homes


A large stately home in San Francisco is a show-stopper! I can’t help but think what it takes to paint a house like this. 

Historic San Francisco Painted LadyPhoto by Dijeau Poage Construction


You know I love my red houses and this post wouldn’t be complete without one! The lamppost holds it own against all the detailed trim of this gorgeous home.

Red Victorian Farmhouse House with White Gingerbread TrimPhoto by Fenwick Architects

Do you have a favorite among these 11 Victorian homes?


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  1. All of these are true beauties. I think the reason we don’t have more of this style today is, it would break the bank, to maintain them to the perfection they require..

  2. I can’t pick just one they all have such style and personality.I am pretty sure they didn’t just throw them up like they do now, they were made to last and very artistically.

  3. My favorite would be the French Second Empire home with the mansard roof. We have ONE home of this style in our historic district. It still needs some TLC but it is so special and beautiful. I keep praying that someone will rescue it…. and no, that cannot be hubby and me!