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Moving Toward Fossil Free

Changing energy markets and evolving technology make it possible to heat, cool, and ventilate homes of any age with (mostly) clean, all-electric power—and less of it. Heating home water, formerly an energy hog, is turning into an energy sipper, too.

House Tours

A Dutch Colonial Full of Character

Smaller homes like this 1920s Dutch Colonial so often get over- looked as worthy of restoration. Owners don’t think they’re special . . . or they add on or remodel until the original is unrecognizable. This owner saw the potential.

Inheriting a Whimsical Historic House

Finding themselves in possession of a large, important, whimsical, and historic house with outbuildings on 19 acres, a couple did the right thing—preserving its essence, restoring the grounds, and updating the essentials with sensitivity.

Repairs & How To

Moving Toward Fossil Free

Changing energy markets and evolving technology make it possible to heat, cool, and ventilate homes of any age with (mostly) clean, all-electric power—and less of it. Heating home water, formerly an energy hog, is turning into an energy sipper, too.

Shop Tour: Vintage Doors

For more than 30 years, Vintage Doors in Hammond, New York, way up on the St. Lawrence River, has been a national source of handcrafted, solid-wood screen, entry, and interior doors.

Hanging a Salvaged Door

We’re old hands at hanging the doors we salvage. Years ago, we bought six interior doors that matched originals elsewhere in our 1885 row house. We just installed the last of them for a bathroom closet. Here’s what we’ve learned.

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