hahaha! The Victorians were great engineers.
Obviously, I'm a brit so there is quite a lot on TV about this. If you'd like to know more...
Engineering Wonders of the Victorian Age
Civil Engineering in the Victorian Age
Making the Modern World - Stories
Plus this house is Gothic, but the interiors are a mish-mash of victoriana/arts&crafts/pop, so its quite interesting. Not that I actually think it works, but they have some really nice pieces.