Victorian mansions are known for their beautiful, spacious interiors. The rooms featured detailed woodwork, such as elaborate doorways. The ceilings of these homes often boast unique framing and designs. Depending on the size of the mansion, there are even separate rooms for private quarters, like the bedroom and study. A mansion might also include a dressing room or a bathroom. Despite the mansion’s many features, it is important to note that Victorians are often laid out as open floor plans. Unless the house has been renovated, a Victorian mansion may have an open floor plan that doesn’t work very well for a contemporary family.
Victorian architecture spread throughout the British Empire, North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Many budding Victorian architects followed fashions in their new countries, keeping abreast of trends through trade publications like The Builder. Many Victorian homes evoke the look of medieval churches and castles. Victorians typically featured steep gabled roofs and front-facing gables, as well as decorative woodwork. These homes also featured long and narrow rooms and were known as’split’.
The Victorian mansion also has a reputation for being haunted. Guests are required to sign a comprehensive waiver of liability, so they can be assured that they are in no danger. However, guests should avoid acting in an antagonistic manner towards the entities, as this could put them in harm’s way. So, before you go on the tour, take care to read all the information.