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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. 

Royal Barry Wills house

A Royal Barry Wills Vermont Cape

Nothing captures American tradition like the respectfully modest, perfectly proportioned houses of Royal Barry Wills, the mid-century New England firm that specialized in Colonial Revival homes and reintroduced Cape Cod style.

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American Foursquare in Portland

Converted to commercial use and finally left vacant, this 1900 American Foursquare is once again an asset to the streetscape, its restored façade painted a jaunty mallard green.

traditional Colonial style, Patrick Ahearn

A Traditional New England Colonial

Re-imagining traditional New England Colonial style, architect Patrick Ahearn has created a home that is welcoming and snug—and that offers a true sense of place—for a family west of Boston.

white stucco home

A New-Old French-Style House

With a desire for a house that was traditional on the outside yet contemporary inside, this family of four turned to architect Wade Weissmann, and wrote their own chapter in the evolving architectural story of Lake Forest, Illinois.

rustic farmhouse living room

Country Retreat

Now a rambling country retreat, this family compound in Alabama started as a tin-roofed cabin. With a sleeping porch and bunk house, it retains a down-home charm.

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A Visit to Pigeon Inn

Owners steeped in Colonial-period history finish the restoration of a 1760 house that served as an inn during the Revolutionary War.

Chittenden house, Georgian house

Chittenden House Restored

A couple planning to downsize instead took on the restoration of a large, important house built in 1796: “We’d done a series of renovations, but nothing could prepare us for this project.”

1840 Greek Revival farmhouse

Hudson Valley Farmhouse

Come into this old farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley to find rooms inspired by those described in 19th-century novels. Owner James Coviello is a reader, a traveler, a collector of curiosities, and an appreciator of times past. He’s also a talented fashion designer whose work, like his house, is vintage-inspired and detail-oriented.

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