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Building Tradition at Olde Bulltown

Thumbnail image for Building Tradition at Olde Bulltown An authentic stone house vernacular is still strong at this community of new old houses in Pennsylvania.
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Reproduction Victorian Bathrooms

Thumbnail image for Reproduction Victorian Bathrooms In this meticulously restored Victorian house, wood, marble, and nickel evoke the prized bathrooms of the 1890s.
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Dress Up a Refrigerator with Tin Ceiling Panels

Thumbnail image for Dress Up a Refrigerator with Tin Ceiling Panels Embossed “tin ceiling” panels can be used to create a cabinet front, disguising a modern refrigerator.
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Converting a Stone Barn into a House

Thumbnail image for Converting a Stone Barn into a House Sharing the property with a 19th-century farmhouse, an old stone barn in Pennsylvania has new life as a dwelling: a stunning example of adaptive reuse.
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Guide to Old Doors

Thumbnail image for Guide to Old Doors Whether welcoming guests at the entry or hiding the contents of a closet, traditional doors are a key element of period millwork.
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Tested: Subcompact Drill/Drivers

Thumbnail image for Tested: Subcompact Drill/Drivers Our top drill picks pack plenty of power into lightweight and compact packages.
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3 Appliance Options for Old-House Kitchens

Thumbnail image for 3 Appliance Options for Old-House Kitchens Hiding the appliances was standard practice for period-inspired kitchens, but that’s no longer the case. Market innovations allow you to choose among multiple approaches in your design.
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How To Tile a Backsplash

Thumbnail image for How To Tile a Backsplash Backsplashes are more than a backdrop. Washable, waterproof tiles can revive the room with period design or a fresh color accent.
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A Period-Perfect Victorian Kitchen

Thumbnail image for A Period-Perfect Victorian Kitchen A wonderful Victorian kitchen and pantries fit this 1861 house.
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3 Ways to Refinish an Entry Door

Thumbnail image for 3 Ways to Refinish an Entry Door Three DIY ways to give your front door a new look.
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Northern Exposure: A Country House in Canada

Thumbnail image for Northern Exposure: A Country House in Canada A new old house over the border reflects the beauty of Canada’s traditional architecture.
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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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10 Haunted Historic Hotels

Thumbnail image for 10 Haunted Historic Hotels Catch a few winks with the spirit world by checking into one of these historic hotels where reports of paranormal activity abound.
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10 Things You’ll Learn on a House Tour

Thumbnail image for 10 Things You’ll Learn on a House Tour House tours offer more than just a peek behind the curtains of beautifully restored historic homes—they also can provide inspiration and guidance for your own restoration projects.
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10 Tips for Rewiring an Old House

Thumbnail image for 10 Tips for Rewiring an Old House What you need to know to get an old house rewired properly, with minimal damage to the building.
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100 Years of Lighting Designs

Thumbnail image for 100 Years of Lighting Designs A look at how lighting fixtures changed over the course of a century.
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11 Tips for Surviving a Restoration

Thumbnail image for 11 Tips for Surviving a Restoration A seasoned old-house restorer gives advice on how to survive a major home restoration.
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11 Victorian Railroad Resorts

Thumbnail image for 11 Victorian Railroad Resorts Step back in time with a stay at one of these grand Victorian-era resorts.
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12 Great Gifts for DIYers

Thumbnail image for 12 Great Gifts for DIYers Need the perfect gift for the old-house restorer on your list? We’ve got you covered, from the newest gadgets to the classic must-haves.
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12 Ideas for Bungalow Baths

Thumbnail image for 12 Ideas for Bungalow Baths Kick-start your bathroom restoration with these stylish, period-friendly takes on the bungalow bath.
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