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Repairing Historic Flat Plaster Walls and Ceilings

Plaster in a historic building is like a family album. The handwriting of the artisans, the taste of the original occupants, and the evolving styles of decoration are embodied in the fabric of the building. From modest farmhouses to great buildings, regardless of the ethnic origins of the occupants, plaster has traditionally been used to finish interior walls.

New Old House Magazine Winter 2020

New Old House, Winter 2020

Our popular annual edition is here! New Old House showcases period-inspired homes designed by the country’s top residential architects working in the classical, traditional, and period-inspired fields.

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Crown Point Cabinetry

Crown Point Cabinetry offers custom cabinets for period style kitchens, baths, offices, laundry rooms, home bars and more. Styles include Shaker, Arts & Crafts, Early American, Victorian and Transitional.

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Allied Window

Allied Window offers a beautiful, affordable and invisible solution for your bent glass and shaped windows.  Allied Window's specialty is creating insulating storm windows that disappear into your shaped openings - matching the shape exactly - from bent glass to odd shapes, sizes and thicknesses – disappearing into your window opening.

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New Old House Magazine Winter 2020

New Old House, Winter 2020

Our popular annual edition is here! New Old House showcases period-inspired homes designed by the country’s top residential architects working in the classical, traditional, and period-inspired fields.

traditional Colonial style, Patrick Ahearn

A Traditional New England Colonial

Re-imagining traditional New England Colonial style, architect Patrick Ahearn has created a home that is welcoming and snug—and that offers a true sense of place—for a family west of Boston.

white stucco home

A New-Old French-Style House

With a desire for a house that was traditional on the outside yet contemporary inside, this family of four turned to architect Wade Weissmann, and wrote their own chapter in the evolving architectural story of Lake Forest, Illinois.

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traditional Colonial style, Patrick Ahearn

A Traditional New England Colonial

Re-imagining traditional New England Colonial style, architect Patrick Ahearn has created a home that is welcoming and snug—and that offers a true sense of place—for a family west of Boston.

white stucco home

A New-Old French-Style House

With a desire for a house that was traditional on the outside yet contemporary inside, this family of four turned to architect Wade Weissmann, and wrote their own chapter in the evolving architectural story of Lake Forest, Illinois.

rustic farmhouse living room

Country Retreat

Now a rambling country retreat, this family compound in Alabama started as a tin-roofed cabin. With a sleeping porch and bunk house, it retains a down-home charm.

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