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Old House Journal's tours of beautiful old houses in a variety of styles including Arts & Crafts, Greek Revival, Mid-Century Modern, and Queen Anne. Also see inside historic old-house sites, restorations of Frank Lloyd Wright homes, and learn basic terminology of old-house architecture. 

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Unmuddling a 1790 Farmhouse

A designer describes the process of rescuing a jumbled farmhouse.

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Queen Anne, 1874–1910

Queen Anne houses are asymmetrical, medieval, and delightfully ornamental.

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Unmuddling a Queen Anne

This hands-on couple have been reading OHJ since its newsletter days. Their forever project is an exemplary unmuddling that took them 22 years. Now the 1880s Queen Anne house is a showpiece in their New Jersey neighborhood.

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Restoration of a Beaux Arts Mansion

Built in 1896, the brick and terra-cotta Beaux Arts mansion needed new systems and repairs. Most remarkable is the addition of period murals and stenciling by the current owner, herself a fine artist and accomplished seamstress—who’s worked on the house since its centennial in 1996.

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Rescued Queen Anne

Neglected and then damaged by fire, a historic Queen Anne house is rescued by Indiana Landmarks.

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Vermont Farmhouse

Using a cache of salvaged finds, the homeowner, architect, and contractor together rescued a tumbledown farmhouse in Vermont.

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1820 Cottage in Provincetown, Massachusetts

Ultimate salvaging in Provincetown cottage.

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Historic Hotel Boulderado

Learn more about the historic Hotel Boulderado in one of Colorado's most beloved towns.

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Adding a Victorian Conservatory

Opening up a small, enclosed room with a bank of Queen Anne windows created a sunny conservatory that’s perfect for the 1888 house.

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New York Mountain Camp

A New York mountain camp built in 1885 evolves once more.

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A New-old Kitchen for a 1912 Foursquare

A DIY couple help an already intact house embrace its age—and the new-old kitchen is an achievement!

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Our 10 Best Old-House Ghost Stories

Collecting old-house ghost stories from our readers is a long-running tradition at OHJ.

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A Textbook 1920s Tudor in Portland

A 1920s Tudor house blends vintage charm and cozy furnishings.

Memphis Storybook English-Tudor Home

Memphis, Tennessee

In the storied city of Memphis, Tennessee, a defiantly beautiful neighborhood is not to be missed.

murals by artist Joy Christensen

Meet History in St. Louis

Architecture and neighborhoods in the gateway to the West.

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Upgrading an 18th-century House

An 18th-century house is imaginatively reborn with upgrades and additions.

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Restoring a 1755 Colonial

Attracting the right owners through subsequent generations, this Connecticut house remains true to its period.

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Refurbishing a Factory-town Duplex

This couple refurbished an “obsolete” duplex dwelling, built in 1899 as factory-worker housing.

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Rococo to Aesthetic

What if you bought a Victorian farmhouse and, endeavoring to learn about the period, became entranced? You might design Aesthetic and Rococo parlors, a Sheraton Revival dining room, and a kitchen with Anglo–Japanese notes.

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Royal Barry Wills

The Cape Cod house was revived in the 20th century by Royal Barry Wills, who found the simple plan “almost as modern as Modern.”

Prairie Style American Foursquare

A Prairie Home Library

Prairie style books recommended by OHJ editors.

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The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)

Born during the Great Depression, HABS is an essential research tool.

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A Preserved Tudor Revival

A unique mix of Tudor Revival and Arts & Crafts design, this 1912 house in Portland, Oregon, remained remarkably intact.

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Preserving a Post-Civil War House

A post-Civil war house in a historic district enjoys a dramatic reversal of fortune.

Pope Leighey House

A Moment with Paul Edmondson

We sit down with president & CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Products of the Week

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Pewabic Pottery

Pewabic fabricates heirloom quality architectural tiles for public and private installations, gift and commemorative tiles, vessels, gardenware, ornaments and both reproductions and adaptations of its historic designs and offers classes, workshops, lectures, internships and residency programs for studio potters and other artists.