New Old House, a special publication from the editors of Old House Journal, is for homeowners and designers who are planning to build a house that embodies quality and tradition now and for the future. They want to build a home that looks vintage, but functions like new—truly, a new old house.
It’s still true, your home is your castle—all the more so if it’s got elements of Gothic Revival, Romanesque, Tudor, or even Craftsman! The warmth (and mysticism) of medieval design is comforting and connects us with the past.
What follow are five easy ways to bring that nostalgia home.
Here’s our curated selection of information about lighting — everything from early American tin and turned-wood chandeliers to mica lamps; Art Deco slipper shades to Sputnik pendants. Find information on metal finishing and rewiring, too!
Here’s our curated selection of information about traditional hardware—everything from early American rat-tail hinges to hammered copper bail pulls and mid-century chrome. Find information on salvage and repair, too!