Farmhouse Friday: Victorian Painted Ladies

At drastically different ends of the price spectrum, we have a pair of five bedroom Victorian painted ladies in Upstate New York and New England. Both have the typical charms of a large Victorian home such as sprawling porches and ornate trim.

The best part of this house in East Durham is that it comes with a bunkie that looks like a miniature doll house. Can you imagine the surprised look on your guests’ faces when they see what a charming little house they’ll inhabit for a long weekend in the country? While the interior is quite bare-bones, I would love to build out a new kitchen around the white wood plank pantry in the corner.

5 BR/3 Bath; 2415 Route 145, East Durham, NY; $125,000


New England: Portsmouth, NH

This classic Queen Anne Victorian in Portsmouth, NH is a real stunner, with beautifully detailed paint jobs both inside and out, original hardwood floors and cabinetry, and a full butler’s pantry. A bit on the pricier side, but this house comes with so many unique amenities – a back deck that opens onto a trellised garden and pond, a 9-room basement for extra storage, or even for starting your own wine cellar. And that wraparound porch is just perfect for snuggling up under a quilt with a glass of wine on one of these early autumn nights!

5 BR/3Bath; 660 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH; $1,100,000



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