For 50 years, Old House Journal has been helping people repair, rehabilitate, update, and decorate their homes in classic style. We cover every American architectural style—from the earliest colonial-era buildings to mid-century ranches—and the wealth of Victorians and bungalows in between.
Our June 2023 Issue:
20 ORIGINAL BUILT-INS
Looking to real-deal examples of permanent furniture from
different styles and eras.
24 VINTAGE VISION
From Curtis Millwork’s 1917 catalog: a roomful of built-ins.
26 THEY STILL MAKE
Old-fashioned, handmade signs and quarterboards.
28 KITCHENS & BATHS
A livable new kitchen in the Arts & Crafts vocabulary, with products inspired by it.
8 INSPIRED + TIMELESS
What’s on the floor; lighting over time.
12 WINDOW SHOPPING
For $299,900 or less.
14 SUCCESS! REFURBISHING A 1910 FREE CLASSIC QUEEN ANNE
The deft reburbishment of an 1899 house.
32 COMEBACK FLOORS
Exploring proven fixes for such common problems as stains, gaps, and tar paper.
39 TOOLS & MATERIALS
Tried-and-true products to improve the exterior.
What you need to know about traditional carpet runners for staircases.
44 SALVAGE IT
Balcony railings from France find new decorative uses.
46 OLD HOUSE DIYer: HOW TO REMOVE POPCORN CEILING
Three approaches for dealing with those unwanted popcorn ceilings.
49 DO THIS, NOT THAT
Measuring and marking the spacing of balusters.
52 THE HOUSE THAT A POTTERY BUILT
In a labor of love, a collector and an architect restore a unique house.
59 AMERICAN TERRA COTTA & TECO
60 A NEW KITCHEN WITH A PRESERVATION ETHIC
A designer keeps to the original intent in remaking her kitchen.
64 MOTIFS OF COLONIAL KITCHENS
66 RIVER ROAD FARM
Land around an 18th-century farmhouse becomes garden rooms.
71 FORMAL ORNAMENTAL DESIGNS
Well, so much for harmony in this neighborhood!
ON THE COVER The old farmhouse in Kennebunk, Maine, lives in tradition. kindra clineff archive.
New Old House showcases new homes built with the integrity of yesterday and the modern innovations of today. This unique magazine features beautiful, traditionally designed homes, created to provide a classic feel. Included in these new-old homes are all of the modern conveniences, bringing together a great combination of the past with the present.
Now published annually, this beautifully photographed, popular look at newly built, but traditionally designed, homes combines the best elements of classical architecture and new construction, artfully weaving together the past and the present.
Some stories featured in New Old House Magazine:
A Farm Revisited
On a long, lean spit of land in Rhode Island, a farm’s roots are redefined.
Sound Cottage: A New Old House in Long Island
From the pages of New Old House Winter 2023: Looking to the past, an architect and an interior designer create a updated cottage on Fishers Island.
Architect J. Everett Schram infuses a new family home with centuries-old Creole soul—giving a nod to vernacular traditions and a tip of his hat to 20th-century Louisiana architect A. Hays Town, who embraced reclaimed materials and the look of age.
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