Turns out you don’t necessarily need to be a millionaire to live in a mansion.
Low real estate prices in older industrial cities like Cleveland and Baltimore can result in some great deals for a whole lot of space and not a whole lot of money.
“Typically built during manufacturing boom times, many of these properties fell into disrepair as local economies faltered, giving today’s buyers an opportunity to pick up a palatial abode on the cheap,” The Wall Street Journal’s Adam Bonislawski recently wrote.
The experts at the real estate listing site Estately helped us find 11 grand homes on the market for less than $1 million.
Many of the houses feature classic touches and various iterations of Victorian architecture, which make these bargain buildings truly one-of-a-kind.
A $1 million Georgian-style mansion in Maryland sits on three acres of land.
9900 Timberknoll Ln, Ellicott City, MD
This Maryland estate features a stone facade outside and 18th century charm inside. The fully restored house was built in 1765, and has hardwood floors and spacious rooms. It’s located in the historic town of Ellicott City, which has been ranked as one of the best places to live in the US.
This $999,000 Victorian Romantic mansion in Vermont still features many original 1840s touches.
224 Wheeler Road, Brandon, VT
Sitting on a plot of nearly 40 acres, this huge Victorian Romantic-style mansion was built in 1840 and sports 11 rooms, a European sauna, and stained glass windows. Its secluded Vermont location is still close enough to the rural charms of the historic town of Brandon so home owners don’t feel too cut off.
Located on the Sacramento Delta, this $989,000 riverside house was built in 1870.
13545 Grand Island Rd, Walnut Grove, CA
A carefully updated interior highlights this completely restored California mansion. It’s adjacent to mature pear orchards and the iconic Grand Island Mansion too, leading to some stunning pastoral views. The home has its own private dock and sits on the Sacramento Delta with access to the Pacific Ocean.
Live in a restored Victorian in Baltimore proper for $950,000.
910 Maiden Choice Ln, Baltimore, MD
This charming Victorian mansion in Baltimore features marble fireplaces, stained glass, and hardwood floors throughout. The mansion is close to the Baltimore Beltway and the University of Maryland in Baltimore County.
You may recognize this $935,000 Victorian in Illinois from the movie “Groundhog Day.”
344 Fremont Street, Woodstock, IL
Currently a bed and breakfast, this gorgeous house has been completely renovated with a gourmet kitchen and in-law suite on the third floor. The mansion is located in Woodstock, a town notable for it’s historic architecture and good shopping. It was even featured in the movie “Groundhog Day.”
This castle-like dwelling in Ohio was designed in 1910 and is listed for $900,000.
2178 Harcourt Dr, Cleveland Heights, OH
Used as a setting for “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” this home boasts coffered ceilings, beautiful green Italian marble, and over 8,000 square feet of space. Known as the “Harcourt Manor,” it was designed in 1910 by renowned Cleveland architect Frank Meade and is located in Cleveland Heights with the city of Cleveland proper close by.
And this $375,000 Victorian just outside Atlanta is pretty in pink.
149 McDonough, Jackson, GA
This pink lady fixer-upper really shines with its beautiful staircase, eleven fireplaces, and stained glass windows. Known as the Carmichael Mansion, it’s located in Jackson, Georgia, which is considered a bedroom community for nearby Atlanta.