Old House Gardens & Exteriors

Old House Gardens & Exteriors

Styles, projects, and ideas for old house gardens and exteriors, including planting tips, painting, siding, roofing, shutters, and windows.

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Shingle Patterns for Queen Anne Houses

One of the hallmarks of the Victorian era was a desire to be noticed. It’s a theme that repeated itself on every aspect of home furnishings of the day. Furniture was dripping in ornament, hardware was intricately incised, and buildings were adorned with every manner of attention-grabbing detail—from gingerbread trim to stained glass windows to seductively turned porch rails. Even exterior walls vied for attention through rows of patterned shingles, a technique with the funny- and formal-sounding name imbrication.



Shrubs for Every Old House

Without landscaping, even the most charming period home will appear incomplete. Shrubs are a common, traditional accompaniment to old houses, and they can be planted in a variety of formations with historical precedent—from foundation plantings to topiaries to walls of plants across the horizon.










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