Old House Restoration, Products & Decorating

Products of the Week

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Unico System

A central heating and cooling system using "aspiration" technology to warm and cool homes evenly and quietly with flexible small ducts that weave through ceilings, walls, and even floors.

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Nostalgic Warehouse

Classic-style door hardware, engineered for new construction or historic renovation, lacquer-coated, solid brass, patterned after original antique hardware, passage, privacy, mortise lock, or dummy sets and cabinet hardware and accessories.

The Latest

At Afton Villa near St. Francisville, Louisiana, four Classical figures carved of Italian stone mark the place where the house once stood. (Photo: Courtesy of Afton Villa Gardens)

Antebellum Garden Design

Large southern plantation homes often lacked lavish outdoor spaces, but ones that did sport elaborate gardens tended to be designed in a geometric manner that complemented the classical and formal lines of the house.

House tours

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Rebirth of a ca. 1830 Farmhouse

With a light touch, a Connecticut big house–little house configuration is restored after a fire. “Good old noncombustible plaster is what saved the historic house,” says the interior designer.

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Foursquare, Years to Go

Near Philadelphia, energetic owners re-interpret a transitional house, rescuing it from bad taste, layers of paint, and other disasters.

fireplace screen by Steven Handelman

English Cottage on the Lake

The Portland family wanted to live someday on Lake Oswego. When they stumbled upon a 1927 shingled cottage with Arts & Crafts stonework, it felt like home.

Repairs & How-to