Before you invest in a dream home with all the bells and whistles, you better go through every pro and con to weigh the possibilities that it’s may not be worth the financial risk. For one, the important aspects are obvious: great looks, along with inside and outside decor. There is some sort of timeless feeling you will get with a historic home that is actually unparalleled. When it comes to cons though, there are a few more, but they are palatable enough. For just one, good luck cleaning up in all those high crevices and light fixtures. I recommend having a weekly visit from a professional who knows how to maintain these areas. Another hurdle is heating and cooling of your home. This is guaranteed to become relatively pricey. It makes sense that an HVAC system has to work extra hard in this context, since the field and investigation of climate control was primitive at best when most of these big beautiful houses were created. To help your heating and cooling system, it might be smart to have some extra insulation work done. Your furnace especially will perform ten times better within the winter with improved insulation. Air conditioning however is absolutely not always as much of a concern. The reason why most don’t properly air condition these places is that the inner rooms tend to be quite cool all day. But your HVAC costs for the year are still high enough to match every normal, smaller, newer house. Despite having climate control expenses such as these though, the nice old ones are worthy of it!