Tall ceilings, stained-glass windows, hardwood floors—there’s just something about historic homes that we adore! Luckily, Omaha isn’t a stranger to historic homes, offering properties that have been meticulously maintained over centuries.
To celebrate May, which is National Historic Preservation Month, we’re stepping back in time to explore some of the most historic homes on the market right now all across the Omaha area, dating back to the 1870s. Each features incredible details, like wood carvings, unique facades and one-of-a-kind appliances, along with some updates to bring a few modern conveniences into the mix. Enjoy!
3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,707 Square Feet | $425,000
This gorgeous, Cape Cod colonial-style home is nestled in a prime location—just a few blocks away from Elmwood Park, Aksarben Village and UNMC. Enjoy extensive updates and exceptional features, like a large primary suite on the main floor; two spacious bedrooms upstairs; a rare three-car garage with clearance for a high-profile vehicle; a multi-purpose space over the garage and so much more. And we haven’t even mentioned all of the interesting aesthetic touches, like a pergola over the back patio, a brick fireplace in the living room, the coffered ceilings in the primary bedroom and glass French doors throughout!
5 Beds | 6 Baths | 5,566 Square Feet | $1,950,000
This absolutely spectacular vintage dream home is located in Fairacres. Originally designed in the 1930s by Leo Daly as a perfect tribute to style and elegance, this home has been impeccably maintained and updated with all the conveniences of the modern world. Enjoy dramatic features like an incredible two-story foyer entry with a full-length stained-glass window; large rooms; a wonderful third-floor guest suite; and a finished lower level. The outside is just as beautiful, offering a huge veranda that overlooks one of the finest yards in all of Fairacres.
2 Beds | 3 Baths | 3,397 Square Feet | $795,000
Welcome home to the 100 building in the historic Capitol District! This stunning condo has the best of both worlds: comfortable, homey living and access to downtown entertainment. Enjoy a fabulous open concept living area with high ceilings; a unique step-out balcony; a gorgeous primary suite with a luxurious bathroom; and a butler’s area for serving morning breakfast. The kitchen might just be our favorite part, boasting a massive island and bar, a large stainless-steel refrigerator, a stainless-steel gas range and plenty of open shelving. And did we mention all the industrial fixtures, like exposed beams, sliding farmhouse doors, exposed ducts, brick and hardwood floors?
3 Beds | 1 Bath | 1,155 Square Feet | $129,711
If you are a local business owner looking for a new home or storefront—this one is for you! This home and warehouse bundle is super unique, featuring a three-bedroom, one–bathroom home and an updated building next door. The property was built in 1900, but you would never know it looking at the modern amenities inside! Enjoy spacious bedrooms, a full basement, an updated kitchen and more. The business next door offers a glorious, industrial–type feel, perfect as a storefront, workshop, warehouse or anything else you can think of.
4 Beds | 3 Baths | 4,002 Square Feet | $399,000
The most historic property on this list, this Brownville manor features incredible Italianate architecture along with a ton of other incredible amenities. Magnificent formal living and dining rooms, four large bedrooms, a spacious kitchen with a butler pantry, and a third-story cupola with a vaulted ceiling perfect for cozying up with a good book. Surrounded by lovely Victorian gardens and furnished with beautiful antiques (which can be purchased separately at closing), this property would make a gorgeous bed and breakfast!
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