Historic Dane County Homes

Looking for a single family home full of character and a sense of history? If that's the case your best bet might be to concentrate on Dane County homes built prior to 1940. Fancy a grand open staircase, high ceilings, a fabulous walk-up attic or a sleeping porch?  A historic home could be right up your alley. Check out all the historic Dane County homes built before 1940 that are currently for sale below. Or, for inspiration on which types of historic homes might appeal most, read the examples we compiled of distinctive features and lifestyles most associated with historic homes, Click Here.

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$900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
4264 N Birch Tr, Cross Plains
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 2,976 SqFt

4264 N Birch Tr, Cross Plains

$6,500,000 ↓ $1,000,000
MLS® # 1841385, 856 days, Active
5827 County Road P, Springfield
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,690 SqFt

5827 County Road P, Springfield

$2,500,000
MLS® # 1891844, 145 days, Active
739 Farwell Dr, Maple Bluff
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 4,174 SqFt

739 Farwell Dr, Maple Bluff

$1,860,000 ↓ $100,000
MLS® # 1888141, 181 days, Active
3506 Sunset Dr, Shorewood Hills
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 6,730 SqFt

3506 Sunset Dr, Shorewood Hills

$1,300,000 ↓ $100,000
MLS® # 1878768, 312 days, Active
3547 Topping Rd, Shorewood Hills
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,062 SqFt

3547 Topping Rd, Shorewood Hills

$1,050,000 ↓ $50,000
MLS® # 1875124, 293 days, Offer-Show
3363 Meier Rd, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,344 SqFt

3363 Meier Rd, Madison

$999,000 ↓ $101,000
MLS® # 1891037, 155 days, Active
1010 Grant St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,629 SqFt

1010 Grant St, Madison

$924,900 ↓ $25,000
MLS® # 1888356, 185 days, Active
1938 Rowley Ave, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,706 SqFt

1938 Rowley Ave, Madison

$900,000
MLS® # 1890771, 157 days, Active
726 Huron Hill, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,321 SqFt

726 Huron Hill, Madison

$845,000
MLS® # 1898426, 54 days, Active
1910 Madison St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 3,600 SqFt

1910 Madison St, Madison

$794,000 ↓ $5,000
MLS® # 1895272, 103 days, Active
818 Oneida Pl, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2,709 SqFt

818 Oneida Pl, Madison

$775,000
MLS® # 1897979, 42 days, Offer-Show
1814-1816 Madison St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,237 SqFt

1814-1816 Madison St, Madison

$679,900
MLS® # 1900340, 11 days, Active
1812 Madison St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,000 SqFt

1812 Madison St, Madison

$679,900
MLS® # 1899982, 12 days, Active
2614 Kendall Ave, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,248 SqFt

2614 Kendall Ave, Madison

$679,000 ↓ $20,000
MLS® # 1898209, 59 days, Offer-Show
4128 Blue Mounds Tr, Vermont
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,432 SqFt

4128 Blue Mounds Tr, Vermont

$575,000 ↓ $75,000
MLS® # 1879404, 294 days, Active
5366 Blue Bill Park Dr, Westport
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,200 SqFt

5366 Blue Bill Park Dr, Westport

$559,900 ↓ $10,000
MLS® # 1896035, 93 days, Active
324 S Main St, Verona
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,104 SqFt

324 S Main St, Verona

$534,900
MLS® # 1899799, 18 days, Active
New
4109 Yuma Dr, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 2,004 SqFt

4109 Yuma Dr, Madison

$525,000
MLS® # 1900059, 5 days, Active
New
636 Crandall St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,817 SqFt

636 Crandall St, Madison

$519,000
MLS® # 1900472, 3 days, Active
2014 Monroe St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,111 SqFt

2014 Monroe St, Madison

$494,900
MLS® # 1900028, 12 days, Active
1227 Rutledge St, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 2,028 SqFt

1227 Rutledge St, Madison

$479,900 ↓ $20,000
MLS® # 1890662, 157 days, Active
197 County Road N, Dunkirk
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 2,270 SqFt

197 County Road N, Dunkirk

$475,000
MLS® # 1899033, 39 days, Offer-Show
2314 Kendall Ave, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,152 SqFt

2314 Kendall Ave, Madison

$424,900 ↓ $25,000
MLS® # 1898723, 45 days, Active
3906 Winnemac Ave, Madison
  • Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,123 SqFt

3906 Winnemac Ave, Madison

$419,900
MLS® # 1897291, 49 days, Offer-Show

Characteristics of Historic Homes in Dane County

What makes a home historic? Typically we think of homes that are are at least 75 years old. In this day and age that means homes that were built no later than about 1940. What are some of the characteristics of historic homes that people love? When it comes to Victorian architecture, it's the decorative details such as brackets, spindles, and gingerbread house style shingles that people often think of first. With Tudor style homes it's the bay windows and upper floors featuring half-timbering that often grab the imagination. It can also be those mysterious looking facades dominated by one or more steeply pitched cross gables.
 Then there are the older national folk/farmhouse style homes rooted in Native American and pre-railroad dwellings with their distinctive rectangle shapes featuring side-gabled or pyramid-shaped roofs. Last but certainly not least, the classic colonial is a perfect example of timeless symmetry with its collection of second-story bedrooms, distinctive clapboard siding and proudly positioned gabled roofs.

Living in a Historic Home

A well-maintained historic home can truly be a source of pride and joy. The daily throwback to yesteryear can serve as an inspiring escape from everyday life. While historic homes often come with a list of projects and ongoing improvements, the satisfaction of being the current steward of a historic home can be significant. The greater the known history and knowledge of the former inhabitants or previous owners, the greater the sense of purpose and responsibility you may feel toward preserving your historic home. Let's hope your historic home is full of happy memories and that you'll feel inspired to maintain or restore the integrity of your piece of Dane County's culture and history.

Historic homes often have issues that vintage homes don't possess. We recommend working with a Lake & City Homes buyer agent to represent your interests when purchasing a historic home.  

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