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Tours of Old Houses in the Arts & Crafts, Greek Revival, Mid-Century Modern, and Queen Anne style.

Prairie style American Foursquare living room

A Prairie Foursquare in Memphis

The 1903 house in Memphis, Tennessee, is a boldly detailed example of the Midwest Prairie School genre on the familiar foursquare type. The well-preserved house never looked better than now.

white cornice mouldings

1915 Builder's Model Spec House

In Portland, Oregon, a builder’s model spec house alluded to Prairie School design on the outside, but featured an ornate English interior. It’s been restored by a couple who added flourishes of their own.

Saltbox kitchen with exposed timber

A Reproduced Saltbox

A New England Saltbox reproduced in Michigan holds a cherished collection of antiques along with handcrafted work by today’s designer-craftspeople.

Victorian renovation

A Victorian Homestead

A decrepit homestead was theirs to interpret in Victorian fashion when this couple stepped up to save it (and the barn) from ruin. Now it’s exquisite.

Owners Hall Cannon and Miles Refo revived Sir Heaton Rhodes’ “Daffodil Day” tradition of inviting the public to view the lodge and grounds during peak blooming season.

Historic Retreats: New Zealand's Otahuna Lodge

Architecturally speaking, there’s not much that can compete with the majestic natural beauty of New Zealand’s South Island. But Otahuna Lodge, a seven-room luxury hotel set amidst the rocky hills south of Christchurch, is a prime contender.

Caliza Court

Caliza Courts in Alys Beach

With roots in Bermudan architecture and inspired by the courtyards of Antiqua, Alys Beach is a new, 160-acre Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) planned by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company on the Florida Panhandle. The architects are Erik Vogt and Marieanne Khoury-Vogt; here we visit the area called Caliza Courts.

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