Victorians have a little something for everyone -- formal living areas for special occasions, space for a growing family and ornate architectural details like icing on a gingerbread house. They also present challenges for a contemporary lifestyle. Nooks and built-ins, while full of character, can become dead space in a home where families like to gather. Partition walls between rooms and decorative chandeliers can obstruct walkways.
On this week's episode of NBC's "American Dream Builders," the final four designers opened up the floor plan, knocked down walls and took out a wetbar to make to a Chatsworth, California, Victorian more family-friendly. As a result, the Zestimate® home value increased by 42 percent -- the biggest jump in value seen on the show thus far. While the Zestimate is not a substitute for an appraisal, it's a great starting point for determining how much a home is worth.
To see Victorians currently for sale, we've gathered a few standouts below. Click on the links for interior photos, Zestimates and other home facts.