Victorian Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

One of the most enduring architectural types in Washington Metro is Victorian, coined as a term during the reign of England's Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. The style became enormously popular in Washington during the latter part of the 19th century and was applied across the board to single-family dwellings, row houses, hotels, churches and commercial buildings. It's hard to picture the metropolitan area without the Victorian influence and in fact, its popularity has only been exceeded by Colonial architecture. Like other seminal design movements, Victorian spawned numerous offshoots, including Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Second Empire and Romanesque Revival. For more information about Victorian style homes in Washington DC Metro area, contact District Partners at Compass today!

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3249 Newark St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$4,250,000

MLS#: 1002352920
7 Bed, 5½ Bath
0.19 Acres
Residential

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1408 35th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,200,000

MLS#: 1001176736
5 Bed, 6½ Bath
0.1 Acres
Residential

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1324 Vermont Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,195,000

MLS#: 1001872814
8 Bed, 6½ Bath
0.09 Acres
Residential

1325 21st St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$3,000,000

MLS#: 1001578992
6 Bed, 3½ Bath
0.05 Acres
Residential

1728 P St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,995,000

MLS#: 1007544824
6 Bed, 7½ Bath
0.06 Acres
Residential

833 Herbert Springs Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$2,900,000

MLS#: 1000217560
7 Bed, 7 Bath
10000 Sqft, 1.31 Acres
Residential

218 Maryland Ave Ne

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,500,000

MLS#: 1001795830
5 Bed, 4 Bath
0.05 Acres
Residential

1731 Riggs Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,398,000

MLS#: 1000991163
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
0.04 Acres
Residential

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621 A St Ne

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,335,000

MLS#: 1000865082
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
4681 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Residential

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6424 Georgetown Pike

MCLEAN, VA
$2,248,000

MLS#: 1000486208
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
7100 Sqft, 0.46 Acres
Residential

322 East Capitol St Ne

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,150,000

MLS#: 1001871014
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
4114 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

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1414 29th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,995,000

MLS#: 1001962556
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
0.02 Acres
Residential

2022 N St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,950,000

MLS#: 1001758194
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2875 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
Residential

215 5th St Ne

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,937,000

MLS#: 1002114650
6 Bed, 4 Bath
0.04 Acres
Residential

1317 35th St Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,865,000

MLS#: 1002289272
3 Bed, 3 Bath
0.04 Acres
Residential

 

Victorian Style Homes in Washington DC Metro AreaWhile Victorian design in some shape or form is present throughout the metropolitan area including Old Town Alexandria, Fairfax and Arlington, its greatest impact was arguably in Washington DC itself. And, if you're having a conversation about Victorian architecture in DC, row houses have to be a part of it. One of the city's earliest major trends, these tall conjoined units followed the European model of offering cost effective housing to a rapidly expanding worker population. Not all row houses are Victorian style of course but it's certainly safe to say that a majority share the connection. In the modern era, Victorian row houses became an indispensable part of condo conversions. The same goes for Victorian hotels, apartment buildings, schools and grand manors – all were and still are, bedrock components of the historic homes restoration and conversion process.

The emergence of Victorian-style architecture in Washington Metro coincided with a period of rapid expansion and a changing of the tides. While earlier designers had often come from Europe, the Victorian era ushered in the first major wave of American professional architects – often builders that made the transition to design. Single-family homes were often tall and symmetrical with either clapboard, shingles or brick exteriors. Front gables and/or side wings were common as were generous porches and richly detailed woodwork, including spindles and jigsaw scrolls. One of the more distinctive subtypes is the aptly named gingerbread house design. Among various elements present in row houses and larger buildings were multiple-story bays, corner towers, narrow windows and hipped roofs.

Prices for Victorian style homes in the Washington metropolitan area are understandably varied. Samplings from the upper end of the spectrum include a nine-bedroom Grand Dame manor in Georgetown built in 1875 with an asking price of $8,995,000, and a 14-bedroom mansion with turreted towers constructed in 1883, recently lowered to $4,999,995 and located in Old City #2 in DC. On the low side of the market is an 1897 three-bedroom fixer-upper farmhouse on four acres of land in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, listed for $209,000 as well as a cute three-bedroom short-sale house in historic Mount Rainier, Maryland that recently went pending for only $180,000. The disparity of prices is not indicative of rare exceptions – listings are well distributed across the financial range and throughout the entire Washington Metro area.

 

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Listing information last updated on October 16th, 2018 at 1:54pm EDT.