Old House Restoration, Products & Decorating
soapstone countertops, Marmoleum flooring, Craftsman kitchen

A Craftsman Makeover

Better lines, better proportions, better trim—and an Arts & Crafts house rises in the neighborhood. The architect–homeowner explains design considerations for seamless makeovers.

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Vintage Doors

Vintage Doors produces hand-crafted, solid hardwood doors for every type of interior and exterior home project, including screen, Dutch, porch, and pet doors and garden gates.

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Forest Oaks

The Story of Forest Oaks

Built in 1806 as a side-hall house with a tavern, this dwelling, known today as Forest Oaks, became a manor after additions in 1812 and, significantly, in 1916.

Craftsman makeover

A Craftsman Makeover

Better lines, better proportions, better trim—and an Arts & Crafts house rises in the neighborhood. The architect–homeowner explains design considerations for seamless makeovers.

mid-century modern house

A West Coast 1957 Modern House

Smitten by terrazzo floors and expanses of glass, ancient California live oaks and a sublime simplicity, a family restores a 1957 Modern house to its original integrity.

"The Moorings"

Italianate Beauty

The gazebo of this cherished 1864 Italianate house on Cape Cod has become a beloved feature in the neighborhood—as much a part of the history of the house as its Italianate elements.

Repairs & How-to