This beautiful home on the rolling plains of Nebraska was designed in 1885. It was not built, however, until 2002.
Her official name is “Castle Victorian” and she is located near Garland, Nebraska. This impeccable home is currently for sale for $849,900.
Castle Victorian is based on plans of a Victorian home drafted in 1885. It was undertaken by an ambitious couple who wanted to prove you could build a high-quality new house that matches the workmanship of days gone by.
In 1999, my wife and I accepted the challenge to reconstruct this house in a manner that embraced the intricate details of this grand, High-Victorian home. Building an authentic “New-Old house” that embraces the character and quality of a historic home is possible, but it takes a lot of dedication, effort, time and financial investment.
– from: http://www.castlevictorian.com/
It goes without saying that you don’t get craftmanship like this in modern homes.
And why not? – I ask. The enterprising folks who built this home have raised the bar. Big time.
Castle Victorian has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms in over 3,000 square feet.
It’s really quite stunning.
Now I’m not sure there is a dishwasher in the kitchen (below) – that certainly would not have been in the original plans. But I am living proof that you can exist in the modern age without having a dishwasher in your home! (I’m only existing, mind you, certainly not thriving)
If there is a dishwasher in there, it is very well hidden.
I doubt the Victorians insisted on “his & hers” bathroom sinks, but hey, they’re all dead now, so…
The Victorians will never know the joy of having one’s very own sink.
The property also includes a detached “carriage house” garage.
I’m intertested to know what people think — what’s your take on the new-old Victorian home concept?