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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 December 2022 Issue:

22 Designing on a Budget 
Tips covering easy upgrades, kitchens, finishes, and more. 

28 THEY STILL MAKE
Robust brass and iron beds from a company founded in 1855. 

30 VINTAGE VISION
Cozy inspiration from 1894.

32 FAVORITE KITCHEN
English estate style suits this historic townhouse.

34 FAVORITE BATH
A hotel-quality bath, serene and yet country-comfortable.

Upfront

8 INSPIRED + TIMELESS
Silver and white; Gothic; stars and stripes.

14 WINDOW SHOPPING
Houses 1955–1980.

16 SUCCESS!
A family still living the mid-century American dream.


 38 Stripping Woodwork
Two DIYers offer a refresher on stripping paint-grade or varnished wood, using today’s safer products. 

  44 TOOLS & MATERIALS
Better stuff to have you stripping like a pro: from the right mask to a helpful test kit. 

46 KNOW-HOW
Expert carpentry repairs save a valuable Tudor arch-top door that had rotted.

50 SALVAGE IT
Cutting down and hanging salvaged terra-cotta ornament.

52 DO THIS, NOT THAT
A review of drawboring to create a tight joint.

54 OLD HOUSE DIYer
Retrofitting insulation improves comfort and reduces energy costs—don’t forget to ventilate


58 My Victorian Fantasy: The Big Reveal
Our West Coast editor Brian Coleman invites us inside his Aesthetic dreamscape. Web Exclusive: Additional photos

Landscaping An Historic Queen Anne

72 A VISIT TO CARDIFF CASTLE

74 The Mott House
In Far Rockaway, New York, an artist’s cottage is reclaimed from the tide, its interior preserved. Plus: A visit to Sunlite Stained Glass Studios.

80 VISIONS IN STAINED GLASS

88 REMUDDLING 
A zigzag clerestory bump-out on the roof is a flipper fiasco.

Also In This Issue

4 FROM THE EDITOR

86 AD INDEX
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NEW OLD HOUSE MAGAZINE

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:

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

New Old Rustic Log House
Peter Zimmerman Architects designs a rustic log home in Jackson, Wyoming.

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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