All things on the outside: Articles focusing on styles, projects, and other ideas for old house gardens and exteriors, including gardening, landscaping, siding, windows, exterior paint, and conservatories.
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.
One of the real pleasures of owning an old house is that the landscape around it has reached maturity. To revive or enhance hardscape elements from the land’s past history, expect to do some sleuthing.
The entryway or porch light looks right when it illuminates the style antecedents of the house. Early lighting designs in copper or iron have been joined by lantern types patterned on those in French monasteries, English castles, and California’s iconic Arts & Crafts houses.
Pacific Register Co. specializes in registers manufactured from steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, stainless steel, wood, acrylic and stone in standard designs and sizes as well as custom designs. Made in the USA.
Crown Point Cabinetry offers custom cabinets for period style kitchens, baths, offices, laundry rooms, home bars and more. Styles include Shaker, Arts & Crafts, Early American, Victorian and Transitional.