BOSTON ( MainStreet) -- New-construction Victorian homes and other properties designed to look like they're from the 19th century or earlier offer the best of both worlds: classic architecture with modern amenities."Not everyone wants historic homes that are old -- with all of the potential pitfalls that an old house has," says real estate broker Melanie Delman, who sells new and old estates in upscale Newport, R.I. "Lots of people have a 'no muss, no fuss' mentality." That's why more and more upscale-home buyers and developers are building structures that look like homes from the 1800s on the outside but are wholly 21st century properties on the inside. These homes typically feature Victorian, Queen Anne or Baronial exteriors that belie the whole-house audio systems, chef's kitchens and spa bathrooms you'll find by stepping through the front door. "New-construction homes offer the kind of open spaces, modern entertainment systems and energy-efficient building materials that you couldn't get in the 19th century," Delman says. "Old homes have timeless designs, but we live differently than people did way back when." Click below to check out five superpremium homes for sale on Realtor.com that combine new-construction finishes with Old World good looks.