Scooby-Doo black Victorian house, Portland Heights, Oregon
Back in the time, a lot of Victorian houses were painted in colors that imitate hard building materials like clay, brick or marble. This sample, built in 1896, was previously painted in pink with white accents.
There is something magic about black Victorian houses. After the last renovation, it was completely re-finished in black, from ground to roof. The building, on a fifth of an acre, was nicknamed the Scooby-Doo mansion and flipped in just 20 days at a 1 million profit.
This black Italianate-style house has a widow’s walk at the top and a railed deck on the roof. Interior, with 4,265 square feet (1.300m2) of living space, was also renovated and then finished in grey, including some secret passageways and surprises that are hard to find at first. Unfortunately, not for sale, for now.