Do you dream of living in an over-the-top Victorian? Or picture yourself poolside at a midcentury modern? Here’s where to start hunting.

Let others obsess about massive square footage and the latest upgrades. For some, a home that’s frozen in time is everything, and there’s one particular era whose architecture got everything just right. Whether you’ve always seen yourself in a Revolutionary War–era Federal townhouse, a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired Prairie School home, or a Spanish Revival—fountain and all—we’ve found old homes for sale in places where history and development aligned to deliver the style of house you’ve set your heart on.