Jane Powell

Jane Powell

Jane Powell restored a total of 11 houses throughout her life. Her interest in older homes began when she bought her first bungalow in 1987. She knew a bit about the Arts and Crafts movement and began reading Old House Journal and books on renovation methods. She sold that house, married, and remodeled a second home in Berkeley with her husband.

Products of the Week

A pendant light over the door adds a stately touch to the ubiquitous Victorian porch; Brass Light Gallery’s London Lantern mimics the design of 19th-century streetlights.

Brass Light Gallery

Interior and exterior architectural lighting for your home and garden, in styles from Victorian to '30s Modern. Select from 15 finish options. Made in USA since 1974. They also have a vintage/antique lighting department, and offer expert restoration services.


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.