I have to agree with Sefora. Victorian homes(both new and old) are fantastic. They both have character. However, back in the day practically won out over design. Although Victorian homes are beautiful, the layout is divided in such a way as to have as many closed out rooms as possible. By building new, you can opt for a more "open concept" layout. Although renovating is always an option, the cost to change the layout of a home (if at all possible to begin with) is astronomical. I think the only time an "authentic" Victorian home is appropriate is when you're lifestyle and tastes haven't changed from a century and a half ago. I may be wrong in this but I think most people like the Victorian look on the outside of their home however, a more modern interior (flat panel cabinets, subway tiles, and open concept layouts) is usually desirable.
The great thing with builders is they are willing to customize your house (at a cost of course) so that you can have stone all the way around giving it a more Victorian feel. It's all the buyers choice. But like was said earlier up, "Modren Victorian Chiq is not a re-creation but an aesthitic appeal these homes are more functional, practicle, to peoples modren high-tech lifestyle in todays day." That hits the nail right on the head.