New Old Houses

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New old houses built with the integrity of yesterday and the modern innovations of today.

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Inside Outside Beach House

A captivating inside outside beach house, by T.S. Adams Studio, celebrates the outdoors—and vernacular Creole style.

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A New Old Rustic Log House

Peter Zimmerman Architects designs a rustic log home in Jackson, Wyoming.

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A Shingle Style Manse in the Mountains

Architect John Ike looks to the repertoire of the Arts and Crafts movement during the restoration of a Shingle Style house in upstate New York.

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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.


Renovating a Craftsman in Santa Monica

An unkempt Craftsman-era house in a Santa Monica enclave gets a modern overhaul for a growing family—with careful preservation of the past.

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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.

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Island Family Home

Designed with a casual attitude in mind, this island family home is all about rest and relaxation.

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A New-Old Farmhouse in Maryland

Jones & Boer Architects designs a pared-down new-old farmhouse for a Maryland family.

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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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Renovating a 1930 Development House

A 1930 development house with good bones but little detail is transformed, by Period Architecture, into a much larger dwelling with new amenities and period appeal.

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A Landscape Designer's Own Gardens

An award-winning landscape designer’s own extensive gardens reflect two decades of cultivation and care.

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Refreshing a Historic House

A young family makes refreshing changes to a historic house and carries its story forward.

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Classic Tudor Kitchen Addition

Architect Donald Lococo uses a minimalist aesthetic to tie a new gabled wing to a classic Tudor.

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A New Kitchen for a 1770 Georgian

Period Architecture moves a 1770 Georgian house in historic Greenwich into the 21st century.

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A Traditional Farmhouse in Louisiana

A new old Louisiana traditional farmhouse seems to have evolved over time; architect J. Everett Schram relied on Acadian and Creole traditions.

New England Colonial Revival Farmhouse

New England Colonial Revival Farmhouse

Colonial Revival style defines this classic New England farmhouse by Patrick Ahearn in Massachusetts.

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A Moorish Gothic Beach Villa

Creativity is apparent in the Moorish Gothic design for a house on the Gulf of Mexico, by architect Jeffrey Dungan.

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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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A Traditional Landscape for a Philadelphia Main Line Estate

Doyle Herman Design Associates bring seamless modernity to a traditional landscape, preserving the viewshed and complementing a Philadelphia Main Line estate.

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A Kitchen & Bath Renovation of a 1920s McKim, Mead & White House

A McKim, Mead & White house gets some thoughtful kitchen and bath updates.

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Mid-Atlantic Mediterranean Kitchen

Barnes Vanze Architects designs a real cook's kitchen for a Mid-Atlantic Mediterranean.

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Contemporary Greek Revival Rowhouse

Lively decorating updates a 19th-century contemporary Greek Revival brick rowhouse returned to its historic roots.

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A Ranch-Style Farmhouse in Texas

Michael G. Imber designs a ranch-style Texas farmhouse to nestle into its surroundings.

Muted tones dress a guest bedroom. Moldings are kept simple while a reading nook invites friends to cozy up on rainy days.

A Classical Lakeside Home

To mitigate the formality of a house on Lake Placid, G.P. Schafer Architect turns to classical design and vernacular forms for inspiration. The result is a comfortable, casual, and gracious house on the shore.

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Designing a Functional & Beautiful Kitchen

Jewett Farm’s + Co. and interior designer Holly Gagne design a traditional yet on-trend space using the latest color palette.

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