From the famous Parisian House of Worth, ca. 1900. Silk and rhinestones.

From the famous Parisian House of Worth, ca. Silk and rhinestones. This is a silk, short sleeve, long dress with very detailed embroidery what looks like flowers but is also giving me a greek vibe.

Could You Live in a Victorian House?: Floor Plan of the 1900 House, located in Greenwich, a suburb of London, England. The front parlor was the largest room in the 1900 house was more for looking than living. The front parlor was the reception hall and the showplace for the family's status. The smaller back parlor served as the recreation and dining room. In this small space, the entire family assembled for games, conversation, music and meals.

Could You Live in a Victorian House?

Dress, Evening  House of Worth  (French, 1858–1956)  Date: 1898–1900 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton, metal

Evening dress Design House: House of Worth (French, Date: Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton, metal Dimensions: Length (a): 17 in. cm) Length at CF (b): 41 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Eva Drexel Dahlgren, 1976 Accession Number: b

The former living room fireplace wall is opened up with a wide passageway to the kitchen; rectangular columns help shore up an enclosed support beam. | Photo: Mark Lohman

A 1900 House With a Comeback Story

Column detail - living room with rectangular columns open to kitchen, victorian whole house remodel

Stripped of its details and "modernized" in the 1980s, this Victorian-era house had lost its charm—until a discerning homeowner helped it regain its period feel

A 1900 House With a Comeback Story

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