Central Florida is famous for many things, especially Disney, which has been drawing droves of tourists to the area since 1971. But Central Florida's history goes back much further than that; people have been calling it home for over a century. Here are some of the most beautiful homes you can currently buy that were built prior to 1930. They are listed in order from least expensive to most, and they range in price from $240,000 to $1,695,000.
Year Built: 1921
This charming little house is located right in downtown Sanford, walking distance from lots of great spots for food and entertainment. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and lots of great historical features, but many recent updates make it perfect for the modern family.
Year Built: 1925
This house, known as Greens Cottage, is one of the last remaining historic homes in the Dubsdread area. It has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and is within walking distance of the Dubsdread Country Club. With beautiful historic features and nearly a half an acre of land, you won't find anything like it in the area.
Year Built: 1925
This Thornton park home is a few blocks away from Lake Eola and centrally located close to everything. With a beautiful pool and jacuzzi area and a roomy 3 bedrooms/ 3 bathroom house, this is a rare find for Downtown Orlando.
Year Built: 1917
This gorgeous home is located in Historic Mount Dora within walking distance of downtown. It is a spacious home with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a beautiful outdoor space, and a separate studio apartment above the garage. A home like this does not come around every day!
Year Built: 1928
This estate style home offers tons of space that is rare to find this close to Downtown Orlando. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, and there is a separate guesthouse with proven income potential that has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.
Year Built: 1920
This Clermont home is a unique historic gem with over 5 acres on the shores of Lake Minnehaha. The house has lots of original features that you won't find in many other homes with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and several extra rooms. The property has many special features including a large barn, a garden house, a 2c carport, and 2 single garages.
Year Built: 1902
If you want space along with your history, this 5 bedroom/4.5 bath home is the house for you! It comes with nearly 7 acres located off the beaten path, but not too far from Lakeland. The property includes a 4 stall barn equipped with a large tack room, a large feed room, a bathroom room, and room for an arena and paddocks, plus a large swimming pool.
Year Built: 1920
There aren't many opportunities to own your own castle in Florida, but here is one. The 10 bedroom, 8 bathroom house was built by banker Irwin Arthur Yarnell for his wife Josefina and is called the Casa De Josefina. It has served many purposes since the original family lived here and it was listed on U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1975, but this is a rare chance to own it for yourself!
Year Built: 1930
This 6 bedroom/4 bathroom home sits on an acre of lakefront land near one of Central Florida's largest medical districts. The gazebo over Lake Copeland in the backyard offers amazing views of Downtown Orlando and gives you a perfect place to enjoy the natural beauty of the area without leaving the city.