Storybook home

Scandinavian Storybook

In the Pacific Northwest, a unique house with a stone chimney and tower and board-and-batten siding nestles in a fir and hemlock forest above a secluded ravine. It’s a whimsical mix of Swedish and Norwegian details rendered in a rustic Arts & Crafts style.

Products of the Week

Indow Windows

Indow Window Inserts

Enjoy modern comfort while preserving the charm of your original windows. Indow window inserts press inside your window frames without a mounting bracket to give you all the comfort and efficiency of high-end replacement windows.

The Latest

antique tavern table

A Visit to Pigeon Inn

Owners steeped in Colonial-period history finish the restoration of a 1760 house that served as an inn during the Revolutionary War.

Chittenden house, Georgian house

Chittenden House Restored

A couple planning to downsize instead took on the restoration of a large, important house built in 1796: “We’d done a series of renovations, but nothing could prepare us for this project.”

1840 Greek Revival farmhouse

Hudson Valley Farmhouse

Come into this old farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley to find rooms inspired by those described in 19th-century novels. Owner James Coviello is a reader, a traveler, a collector of curiosities, and an appreciator of times past. He’s also a talented fashion designer whose work, like his house, is vintage-inspired and detail-oriented.

House tours

antique tavern table

A Visit to Pigeon Inn

Owners steeped in Colonial-period history finish the restoration of a 1760 house that served as an inn during the Revolutionary War.

Chittenden house, Georgian house

Chittenden House Restored

A couple planning to downsize instead took on the restoration of a large, important house built in 1796: “We’d done a series of renovations, but nothing could prepare us for this project.”

1840 Greek Revival farmhouse

Hudson Valley Farmhouse

Come into this old farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley to find rooms inspired by those described in 19th-century novels. Owner James Coviello is a reader, a traveler, a collector of curiosities, and an appreciator of times past. He’s also a talented fashion designer whose work, like his house, is vintage-inspired and detail-oriented.

green kitchen built-in

Light Cottage Renovation

Sometimes, what is retained is as important as what is renovated or added. Small things and the right details in a cottage renovation can bring back the joy.

Repairs & How-to

repaired window sash

Window Sash Clinic

Antique windows are one of the enchanting architectural elements that set an older home apart. While I’m an equal opportunity lover of all old windows, my expertise comes from restoring my 1886 Victorian, which has double-hung sash operated on ropes and pulleys.