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This site is the ultimate resource for owners of old houses and period-style homes, gathering information from Old-House Journal, Old-House Interiors, Early Homes, and New Old House. You’ll find inspiration, how-to info and advice, stories and photos of old houses galore and sources for traditional products. Whether you’re restoring your old house or searching for period decor, you’ll find help here.
    A wise restoration consultant attends to her own project, a 1932 Tudor Revival house once hidden behind blue vinyl siding and stucco. The renovation has taken 19 years—so far.
      Beautifully imagined and carefully edited, the 1886 house is a Victorian Revival jewel box, all in 1700 square feet (and that includes the basement).
        A Gulf Coast architect translates the homeowner’s ideas into fresh kitchen and bath spaces.
          "If only it turned out to be a simple haunting, with footsteps and rattling chains!" - Deb Botti

          Seaside Kitchen

          Thumbnail image for Seaside Kitchen A kitchen designer brings subtle color touches to add interest to the kitchen.
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          Kitchen Revival

          Thumbnail image for Kitchen Revival Transforming a traditional space for modern life.
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          Traditional Tastes

          Thumbnail image for Traditional Tastes Interior designer Patricia McDonagh infuses a Boston-area kitchen with period avor.
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          Victorian Beauty

          Thumbnail image for Victorian Beauty Spence Kass offers a 19th-century aesthetic to a Philadelphia manse.
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          Kitchen & Bath Renovations with a Budget in Mind

          Thumbnail image for Kitchen & Bath Renovations with a Budget in Mind Before you start demolishing the room, have a master plan—and decide where you will save or splurge.
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          Framed by Tin Ceiling

          Thumbnail image for Framed by Tin Ceiling Metal ceiling panels can be cut into “tile” strips and repurposed as decorative frames for mirrors.
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          Oughtta Be A Law

          Thumbnail image for Oughtta Be A Law "No, I do not like your party hat." – Marco Ungarelli
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          Playful Tradition

          Thumbnail image for Playful Tradition A design firm creates a light and airy home informed by historical styles.
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          Island Style

          Thumbnail image for Island Style Architect Jacob Albert and interior designer Dorsey Miller collaborate to create the perfect New England vacation house.
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          Bungalow Reimagined

          Thumbnail image for Bungalow Reimagined In Mill Valley, California, Heidi Richardson designs with an eye toward history and redwoods.
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          Hot Water, Cool Savings

          Thumbnail image for Hot Water, Cool Savings Almost every type of water heater now offers improved efficiency—even that dinosaur, the storage-tank heater.
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          Quick Energy Fixes

          Thumbnail image for Quick Energy Fixes Thick walls, deep eaves, and high ceilings are all reasons why old houses feel cooler in hot weather and warmer in winter than more recent buildings do. Even so, many old houses lack insulation and central HVAC systems, making it hard to retrofit them with the latest in technological advances.
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          A Journal, an Old House & a Matter of Time

          Thumbnail image for A Journal, an Old House & a Matter of Time As stewards of an 1867 Italianate mansion and carriage house in rural Vermont, we choose restoration over remodeling. After all, the first owner is watching.
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          Romancing a Twenties Home

          Thumbnail image for Romancing a Twenties Home In California, a 1928 red-tile and stucco house with a Hispano–Deco interior gets a period-perfect kitchen with inspired details.
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          Spanish Revival

          Thumbnail image for Spanish Revival It was a style craze that promised history, luxury, and leisure.
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          We’re Snug As A Bug In A Rug

          Thumbnail image for We’re Snug As A Bug In A Rug There was no need to replace the old windows in our 1756 New Hampshire house.
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          Stuff Ectoplasm Screwed Up

          Thumbnail image for Stuff Ectoplasm Screwed Up "Our 165-year-old interior doors sometimes pop open without human help. Do we have a ghost?" —Kathy Stein
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          Test Your Knowledge

          Thumbnail image for Test Your Knowledge Think you're an old house expert? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
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          10 Fireplace Do’s & Don’ts

          Thumbnail image for 10 Fireplace Do’s & Don’ts Follow this advice to keep your fireplace safe and snug all winter long.
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          A Winter’s Tale at Juniper Hill Farm

          Thumbnail image for A Winter’s Tale at Juniper Hill Farm Winter interest was paramount in the architectural design of this garden.
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          Hearth & Home

          Thumbnail image for Hearth & Home The wood-burning hearth once was necessarily the heart of the home. The mantelpiece evolved into a display of wealth and taste, became a decorating tour de force during the Victorian era. Even in homes with central heat, the hearth has remained a powerful symbol of family.
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          Better with a Bumpout

          Thumbnail image for Better with a Bumpout This Tudor bungalow once felt small and cramped. After some deft changes, including a very modest addition to make the kitchen usable, it lives large.
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