Weird or Fabulous? These 5 Victorians Under $500,000 May or May Not Get You in the Halloween Spirit

Since it’s that spooky time of year, do us a favor and close your eyes. Then think of a classic haunted house. We will wait.

Nine times out of 10, we bet you imagined a decrepit old Victorian.

Why? Because Victorians are so often associated with the stuff of nightmares. Hollywood is certainly leaning into this idea – think of the spooky setting of ryan murphy“Murder House” in the inaugural season of “American Horror Story”. Or the house where Norman Bates (and his mother) lived in the terrifying Alfred Hitchcock– directed the film “Psycho”. And who could forget the spooky and wacky “Addams Family” mansion or Disney’s haunted mansion?

You had the idea.

But not all Victorians seem to be inhabited by otherworldly apparitions. Some are downright inviting!

In fact, we’ve found five whimsical Victorian examples on the market, rounded up across the country.

And here’s a surprising fact that might startle you, but in a good way: all of them are listed at reasonable prices that aren’t even remotely scary – under $500,000.

Many feature those imposing mansard roofs, gables, ornate pillars and turrets. Are they frightening or splendid? You are the judge.

Price: $399,500

Happy not morose: This classic ice cream-colored Queen Anne Victorian was built in 1903, but you’re more likely to find a Mini Cooper than a Ford Model T in the garage. With such a cheerful paint job, it’s much more of a fantasy than a scare.

Inside the 3,992 square foot home, you’ll find five bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and plenty of original woodwork on the patterned floor, paneled walls, majestic staircase, and even the ceiling.

It overflows with original charm, but it is also equipped with high-speed fiber internet.

Resembling a bed and breakfast waiting to arrive, it is located very close to the Canadian border. And it’s walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants, the library, and outdoor community band concerts.

Houlton, ME

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Price: $475,000
Boo for blue: If this adorable Queen Anne Victorian is haunted, it would be by a friendly little ghost granny sweeping the cobwebs and making your cat purr.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 3,711-square-foot gem was built in 1885. It features intricate woodwork, including pocket doors and 10-foot ceilings on the first and second floors.

Outside you will find a large terrace, an award-winning garden and a garage. We bet this one is a favorite among cheaters, as it’s in a historic area of ​​the popular Columbia River town known as The Dalles.

The Dalles, OR

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Price: $285,000
Sneaks on you: This classic Victorian built in 1898 with intricate woodwork is in the popular Queen Anne style.

Originally built for the city banker, it features unprecedented craftsmanship. Finest features include unique wainscoting, heart pine floors, stained glass windows, and four fireplaces with ornate mantels.

It’s also spacious, with 4,719 square feet of living space including five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Plus, the sprawling grounds – just under an acre – are dotted with magnolias, azaleas, crape myrtles and a swimming pool, which is sure to make a splash.

Clio, South Carolina

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Price: $299,900
Four floors without fear: An attic, a basement and two fully finished and restored living spaces in between: this is this 1863 Victorian home, the oldest property on our list. But the age of this great lady cannot be seen, because she has worked a lot.

The original elements such as fireplaces, parquet floors, woodwork and two staircases have been restored. And the four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and kitchen have all been updated.

In total, the property spans 3,073 square feet, not including the remarkable wrap-around covered porch.

Located in the town of Wooster, with a classic downtown area, it is located about half an hour from Canton and Akron, and less than an hour from Cleveland.

Wooster, Ohio

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Price: $499,900

Historically happy place: We saved what might be the best for last. Known as Historic Hutchinson House, this kaleidoscopic Victorian home, built in 1892, lights up the neighborhood.

With six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in a 7,098 square foot space, it’s a licensed B&B. Permits come with it, as do lovingly restored woodwork, inlaid hardwood floors, pocket doors and stained glass.

But it could also easily be converted into a large family home, with multiple generations reveling in its many intriguing nooks and crannies, breathtaking millwork, multiple fireplaces and plentiful windows, which let in plenty of light. in its large rooms. . This is extremely rare in most Victorians.

Faribault, MN

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