Afternoon Tea Party, Mary Cassatt. Source: Wikimedia Commons

What’s the Deal With Victorians and Tea?

Think Victorian Entertaining, and you likely think “tea party.” But just why, exactly, was tea and the rituals surrounding it … Continue reading

Just off the Great Room, this balcony has mahogany French doors that open to reveal a custom-made teakwood floor and a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: Mark Tanner)

Victorian Arts & Crafts Meets Mission Style: The Villa Rockledge, Part 3

With a similar jolt of creativity as the estate’s builder had, Jones immediately went to work on restoring Villa Rockledge … Continue reading

One of two turrets on the property, this one is made of sandstone rock over concrete with a red tile roof. Over the years, rain and wind have eroded the sandstone to give it a weathered look. (Photo: Mark Tanner)

Victorian Arts & Crafts Meets Mission Style: The Villa Rockledge, Part 2

Today the story of Villa Rockledge, a Victorian Arts & Crafts style estate, continues, as current owner Roger W. Jones’ … Continue reading

A view of the property from the beach reveals its rustic Mexican and Mediterranean façade. The restoration work Jones did on the exterior is evident. (Photo: Mark Tanner)

Victorian Arts & Crafts Meets Mission Style: The Villa Rockledge, Part 1

Villa Rockledge has been an object of adoration, from its inception to the present. Frank A. Miller, a renowned developer … Continue reading

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How to Restore your Victorian Home’s Curb Appeal, Part 2

Want to restore your Victorian home’s historic curb appeal? In “How to Restore your Victorian Home’s Curb Appeal, Part 1,” … Continue reading

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How to Restore your Victorian Home’s Curb Appeal, Part 1

Many a Victorian home has been stripped of its once-charming character that came from its original millwork, porch details and … Continue reading

Our baker prepared to knead the too-cold sugar cookie dough.

Holiday Issue Preview: Victorian Christmas Cookies

The fall issue of Victorian Homes may have just hit newsstands yesterday, but we’re already busy with our upcoming holiday double-issue. Get … Continue reading

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Victorian Decor Tips from Edith Wharton’s Home, The Mount

Authoress Edith Wharton grew up in upper class society—it’s said that her family inspired the phrase “keeping up with the … Continue reading

"Agatha Christie at Home" by Hillary Macaskill (Francis Lincoln Limited, 2009).

Victorian Decor Inspiration from Agatha Christie, Part 2

Agatha Christie’s Edwardian childhood home impacted her decor decisions for the rest of her life. While the rest of the … Continue reading

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Victorian Destinations: The Mount, Author Edith Wharton’s Home

Anyone who has built a beautiful home understands how Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton felt about the Mount, the house … Continue reading