Atlanta Victorian for Sale
Find all Victorian homes for sale in Atlanta. True Victorian home styles date from the late 1800s as America started to explore innovative ideas for building designs. Built between the 1840s and the 1940s, every Victorian home combines these styles uniquely, meaning that each Victorian home is one-of-a-kind.
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Listing information last updated on July 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM EST.
Victorian homes have distinctive romantic details, abundant with textures and patterns cover a combination of Victorian styles that include:
- Greek Revival
- Queen Anne
Common Characteristics & Features
While there is a wide range of styles included in the Victorian style, there are several common characteristics that are easily identifiable.
Most Victorian homes built in Atlanta are on small lots that are typically only one or two rooms wide. This means that the main level commonly sits partly below ground, then two or more levels perch on top.
Towers and Turrets
Some Victorian homes look more like mansions. Their sweeping spaces inside translate into unique exterior features, like towers and turrets. These asymmetrical flourishes create spectacular curb appeal from the outside while acting as bedrooms, parlors, or studies inside. Tiny balconies and crow’s nests also are also classic Victorian home features.
In contrast to other housing styles, Victorian homes are typically asymmetrical. So, the entryway is not centered and the two halves of the building are not the same.
Intricate Painting and Decorative Elements
The complex paintwork on a Victorian home will make it unique, even in a row of similar houses. The intricate collection of wood designs create complex patterns and one-of-a-kind facades. Expect to see:
- Gingerbread Trimming
- Painted Brackets
- Carved Columns
- Detailed Scroll Work
- Intricate Gables and Posts
- Porch Spindles and Railings
- Ornate Moldings
- 3 or More Colors
While many of the intricate details appear to be hand-carved, they were actually mass-produced. The dawning of the machine age in the early 1900s proliferated the use of these captivating details.
Benefits of the Victorian Home
The charm of any Victorian style is hard to deny. While some of these homes are sweeping and glorious, others are narrow and tall. The most coveted feature of a Victorian home is its uniqueness. You can be certain that your home will be unlike any other.
Victorian floor plans are designed for US lifestyles, usually with a main living floor and bedrooms upstairs. Often renovations have opened up living areas for great rooms where separate living, dining, and kitchen areas were before.