Old House Styles

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Houses come in all shapes and sizes. The style of a house is greatly influenced by its location, when it was built and if it has undergone renovations. Explore Victorians, colonials, Greek and Spanish revivals, foursquares, Federals, bungalows and other design motifs. 

SEE ALSO:  Arts & Crafts Houses | Greek Revival Houses | Mid-Century Modern Houses | Queen Anne Houses | Frank Lloyd Wright Homes | Historic Places

"The Moorings"

Italianate Beauty

The gazebo of this cherished 1864 Italianate house on Cape Cod has become a beloved feature in the neighborhood—as much a part of the history of the house as its Italianate elements.

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Dormers, Bays & Turrets

These three types of windows-dormers, bays, and turrets-share the common feature of windows that project from the house-in the roof or on the wall-and provide the pleasures of light and ventilation. A historical look at how windows expand into architectural appendages.

Royal Barry Wills

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.”

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Tailoring a Foursquare

Built in 1905 in Minneapolis, a fine family home is restored and improved by its appreciative owners along with David Heide Design Studio.

Products of the Week

Brookside

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.

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Woodcraft

Give a rustic look to your closet, bathroom door, kitchen cabinets, islands, bathroom vanity or entertainment center by adding a sliding door and attaching it with a HIGHPOINT® Barn Door Hardware Kit. Find tools, supplies and DIY advice at Woodcraft to complete your home improvement projects with style.