House Tours

House Tours

Tours of old houses, historic homes, and new old houses built in period styles, including Arts & Crafts, Greek Revival, Mid-Century Modern, and Queen Anne style; including Frank Lloyd Wright homes.

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Downsizing To A Classic Ranch House

It wasn’t easy moving from a big old Victorian villa to a small ranch house; in fact, it seemed to require a change in lifestyle. But, with a good eye for a few deft improvements to the house, this owner managed to create a layered ambiance full of warmth.



My Victorian Fantasy

Brian Coleman shares his own restoration of a Victorian cottage into a stunning Queen Anne house filled with 19th-century antiques, salvaged materials, stained glass, Aesthetic Movement furniture, and Victorian collectibles. Visit his Victorian garden, too.



Elegance & Whimsy for an Italian Villa

The charming house in Greene County, New York, has been faithfully restored: foundation and structure, exterior elements, and the trim inside. The new kitchen, still in the expected place at the back of the house, is now a family gathering space. Upstairs, a twin bedroom is a trip to fantasyland. Creativity and warmth run throughout.

Garage & Outbuilding Styles for Old Houses

A well-designed garage does more than stable automobiles. It may by its placement create a private courtyard. It can block noise or a neighbor, or add balance if it’s part of the house. Today’s garages are also storage units and potting sheds; they may accommodate a home office or guest suite. Because a garage is new construction requiring everything from permits to utilities, it’s worth taking time to design one that works now and for the future—say, when electric-vehicle charging stations are a common requirement.





The Historic Home of Dard Hunter

The presence of four generations of the Hunter family are felt in this 1851 Gothic Revival house, purchased by Dard Hunter Sr. in 1919. Today his grandson maintains the property—and upholds the family tradition of art and craft.


Row House Reimagined

Despite having been stripped of original details during insensitive remodelings, this D.C. row house now sings with historical character.


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