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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.
    Hinge style and even finish determine compatibility with certain eras. Many options are available—invisible hinges, various pivot options, self-closers; it can be confusing!
      New Yorkers Gretchen and Ray Master embraced the use of salvaged wire glass in transoms and door panels at their early 20th-century loft apartment.
        Whether you’re restoring, renovating, or adding to your house, eventually you will need to design something compatible. Some cues follow.
          "Just an in-Cape-able remodeling!" - Cathie Casey

          Easements Explained

          Thumbnail image for Easements Explained A historic preservation easement protects privately owned properties.
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          By Simplicity Saved

          Thumbnail image for By Simplicity Saved Restoration was always our goal, rather than renovation, but in the kitchen we were starting from scratch. So we chose to emulate our favorite period!
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          Spool-turned Furniture

          Thumbnail image for Spool-turned Furniture Although it has come to be associated with 19th-century opera singer Jenny Lind, the history of this furniture predates the Pilgrims.
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          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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          A Modest Kitchen for a 1747 Survivor

          Thumbnail image for A Modest Kitchen for a 1747 Survivor With two ovens and a pass-through to the handsome dining room, a tidy kitchen in one corner of the old house is perfectly serviceable.
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          The Love of Americana

          Thumbnail image for The Love of Americana The definition of “Americana” has shifted since a first wave of interest ca. 1820, but nostalgic collecting has always been diverse and tied to our enjoyment of artifact.
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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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          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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          Spanish Revival

          Thumbnail image for Spanish Revival It was a style craze that promised history, luxury, and leisure.
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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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          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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          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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