House Tours

House Tours

Tours of old houses, historic homes, and new old houses built in period styles, including Arts & Crafts, Greek Revival, Mid-Century Modern, and Queen Anne style; including Frank Lloyd Wright homes.

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At Home in the Granger

Have you watched the PBS special on Frank Lloyd Wright? Mark Seeger and Jeff Harper, in the market for a new home, were visiting a house they’d seen listed in the newspaper when the inquisition began. Do you know the history of this home? “I think we were being vetted,” says Mark a decade later, as he recounts the surprising questions the home’s seller posed, “to make sure we were going to be good stewards of this house.”












Something Old, Something New for a Vermont Farmhouse

Upon purchasing an old house, you become stewards of that building—preserving, restoring, and maintaining the authenticity of the structure for future generations. But what do you do when all or half of the original structure has been severely altered over the years, rendering a characterless shell? Why, you create a new old house, of course. This is precisely what Bob and Suzanne Griffiths chose to do with their Greek Revival farmhouse that had gone through some pretty unappealing changes over the years.

Summer Camp

During the mid-to-late 19th century, the Massachusetts seaside town of Oak Bluffs on the island of Martha’s Vineyard was referred to as “Cottage City” for its profusion of romantic Carpenter Gothic or Gingerbread summer cottages.

Cottage Living

Drawing on age-old principles, Pennsylvania architect Peter Zimmerman designs a small house with big appeal.


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