Texas Historic Homes for Sale
Search for historic homes for sale in Texas. To change how the search is displayed, click the gray button next to "Sort By." Using the button below, you can sort historic homes in Texas by prices or days on the market. For information about historic properties for sale, or to request a showing, click "Schedule a Showing" to arrange a private viewing on any listing.
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For the purpose of this section, we are defining historic homes as those built over 50 years ago from 1970 and older. Although you may find one or more houses that are actually registered with the Texas Historical Society, we do not guarantee any of the properties advertised here to be officially designated historical landmarks with the State of Texas.
Quickly Find Your Historic Home in Texas
NTREIS data last updated August 15, 2020.
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If you see a historic house currently displayed and listed as for sale, it means the home is still available for purchase. Our site only displays currently active historic listings. If a property goes under contract, it is removed from the listing display for ease of use and navigation for visitors.
Characteristics of Historic Houses in Texas
What makes a home historic? As discussed above, the criteria for our purposes is any home over approximately fifty (50) years old. That puts any search result on this list at 1970 construction or older.
A large number of buyers today prefer older, historic properties as opposed to new "cookie-cutter" subdivision homes one may find in the suburbs. In larger metropolitan areas, houses falling into the historical category will be in the older parts of the cities. People may refer to these neighborhoods where historic homes are located in the "original areas" of the cities. With the age of the United States being relatively young in comparison to other parts of the world, a large majority of historically significant homes still standing today will have been constructed as far back in the late 1800s.
Built Before 1900
Within these historic homes, a buyer will find several distinct variations of architecture. Before the 1900s, a buyer is most likely to find a Victorian type of historic property. Victorian homes are easy to spot with their massive, wraparound front porches. These homes will also be more ornate in their architectural stylings. Historic Victorian houses will be built of all wood on their exterior (with a lot of wood used on the interiors as well).
Built 1900 - 1920
Historic homes in Texas built between 1900 and 1920 brought about new types of architectural styles. Craftsman and traditional styles became more popular than the Victorian style of the 1800s. Historical homes of the 1900 to 1920s period will be found on the M Streets, Kessler Park, and South Dallas' Oak Cliff neighborhoods.
The traditional style of historic properties will be larger in size and can be located in the Park Cities area of Highland Park and the older areas of Lakewood. These larger Texas historical houses were once estates and still live buyers the option of owning properties over approximately 7000 square feet with five to six bedrooms and larger lot sizes.
The Craftsman style of historic Texas real estate will usually be a bit smaller and are sometimes referred to as bungalows. Craftsman bungalows of this time period were usually built with 2 bedrooms and one bathroom and square footage under 1500. The lot sizes will also be smaller. This Texas historic styling of house was constructed for people wanting to spend less money and maintain smaller plots of land.
As time has progressed, both styles of real estate (Craftsman and traditional estate) have risen in prices but are typically the same price points as they were between 1900 to 1920 - traditional estates being much more expensive than the smaller Craftsman.