Castle Victorian

Designed in 1885, Built in 2002.

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Welcome to Castle Victorian


Castle Victorian is a "New-Old house" constructed from architectural plans first drafted in 1885. This tribute to Victorian architecture was started in 1999 and completed in 2002. This website is dedicated to the process of building a "New-Old House", not a "Fake-New Victorian", but a home worthy of the title, Victorian.

The 1885 version was built in Kansas City, MO and was documented in a book of old house plans. The illustration in the lower right corner is from that book. The original house, pictured to the right, still stands in the Pendleton Heights neighborhood of Kansas City, MO.

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. We hope you find inspiration here as you consider your personal Dream House project. Just select a tab, above, (start with "The Dream" and work your way across).

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