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 particular has 4,800 sq feet of the most beautiful ornate and eccentric architectural detail — enough to make just about anyone drool! The Moray Mansion is very well-known (you can see why) and has been called “America’s favorite Victorian Home.” It has been featured in movies, television shows, and commercials. I will leave the dreaming up to you based on these wonderful photographs! Enjoy!
The Morey Mansion
190 Terracina Blvd, Redlands, CA 92373
6 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1.7 acre lot, 3 floors
Architect: Jerome Seymour
The Eye Candy:
According to local folklore, Sarah Morey continues to haunt the room in which she died a tragic death in 1901 (David, her husband, committed suicide a year later). Don’t worry, Sarah — I understand. If I had lived here, I’d probably never want to leave either!
AUTHOR THERESA CACACE
Currently living in Southern California, Theresa is a self-proclaimed Sociocultural Anthropologist and Classic Cinephile with a passion for the eras of late 1800s to 1950s. She loves all things vintage and historical, and it shows in her work. Theresa runs the Facebook page Vintage Wonderlust, which has over 23,000 followers! Her dusty love is so strong that she feels it is her calling to share all she finds with anyone who shares her interest. Someday, she hopes to own a beautiful Queen Anne style Victorian and use it commercially to share the stunningly beautiful architecture with the masses.