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Victorian Envy: Kimberly Crest House

by Theresa Cacace (photo by William Liles) If you love CIRCA, then chances are you’re also head-over-heels for all things Victorian! To help feed our need for towers, turrets and spindles, we’ve employed the lovely Theresa of the uber-popular Facebook page Vintage Wonderlust to take as all around the country showcasing her favorite Victorian houses.   Kimberly Crest, a picturesque French chateau style home built in 1897, is a well preserved example of the Victorian Era in Southern California and was built originally for a very lucky Mrs. Cornelia Hill. Shortly after the home was sold to the Kimberly family in 1905 and the family continued to live at the home until 1979! At 7,000 square feet the building qualifies as a petite chateau and I can understand why. If you are lucky enough to visit I

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The Grandest Victorian Home in America!

by Theresa Cacace (photo by William Liles) If you love CIRCA, then chances are you’re also head-over-heels for all things Victorian! To help feed our need for towers, turrets and spindles, we’ve employed the lovely Theresa of the uber-popular Facebook page Vintage Wonderlust to take as all around the country showcasing her favorite Victorian houses.   In keeping with our “jaw-dropper” theme, let’s take a look inside a TRULY amazing (is amazing a strong enough word here?) Victorian home — The Carson Mansion!!! Located in Old Town, Eureka, CA, this home has been regarded as one of the highest executions of American Queen Anne Style architecture, and is widely considered to be “the grandest Victorian home in America.” Builder and lumber tycoon William Carson is believed to have said, “If I build it poorly, they would

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The Morey Mansion: America’s Favorite Victorian Home

by Theresa Cacace (photo by William Liles) If you love CIRCA, then chances are you’re also head-over-heels for all things Victorian! To help feed our need for towers, turrets and spindles, we’ve employed the lovely Theresa of the uber-popular Facebook page Vintage Wonderlust to take as all around the country showcasing her favorite Victorian houses. First up: California’s lovely (and haunted!) Morey Mansion!   For my first piece, I figured it would be quite fitting to take a peek inside one of my all-time favorite Victorian houses! Not only is the Morey Mansion a beautiful house, but it also has a fun history of paranormal activity. This house was built in 1890 for a modest price of $20,000, and last sold for almost $2,000,000 in 2010.   This style of home is called Queen Anne, and this one in

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