We want to share one of our favorite new houseblogs, San Fran Vic. The homeowners have chronicled the ongoing restoration of their 1890′s Victorian home in San Francisco. They’ve done amazing work so far and we are particularly stricken by their staircase renovation which they’ve laid out in 7 blog […]
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Beautiful residential architecture in Los Angeles is no secret. From Richard Neutra, Rodney Walker, and John Lautner, mid-century modern is well represented. But we have fallen in love with Charle’s and Henry Greene’s Gamble House.
The holiday classic A Christmas Story is centered around a family living in a Cleveland home built in 1895. The home was purchased on eBay in 2004 and lovingly restored to it’s movie day glory and now functions as a museum. You can view their restoration process as well as […]
Restoring old houses is an arduous but ultimately rewarding job. It’s difficult to make generalizations regarding how to go about your restoration but we’ve got 10 tips to help lead you down the right path. 1. Know your maintenance cycles. Most buildings need tuckpointing maintenance every 50 to 60 years. […]
Carrie from Hawthorne Street shared with a great how-to for making replicas of antique moldings. One of the challenges of restoring an older home is finding original details or re-creating them. Replacing wood elements is extremely difficult and many times cost prohibitive but if you’ve have existing pieces to create […]
The Old House Web has pulled together a one-stop shop where they list their recommended house restoration suppliers and manufacturers. They’ve covered every facet of a house restoration from Flooring, Walls & Ceilings, Roofing & Gutters, and Moulding & Millwork, plus many more.
Over at HouseinProgress they’ve documented the window restoration of their 1914 Bungalow and pulled together a great matrix for determining if you should restore or replace your wood windows. Their post may have inspired an article from the Chicago Tribune that similarly advocates the path to wood window restoration for […]
There is a battle brewing across American neighborhoods. Homeowners who “toe the line” and maintain a consistent home color amongst themselves vs. those who prefer a bolder palette when it comes to their abode. HOA’s limit this form of self-expression but many older neighborhoods, which often contain historical buildings, aren’t […]
We’ve come across some restoration resources from Old House Journal online. It seems like they have a very comprehensive listing of suppliers and manufacturers for any restoration you have planned. They also list some services and contractors who can help or guide your restoration process. Even if you are just […]
The cache and and exclusivity of living in a historic district doesn’t come without restrictions. The county, city, and local organizations may require homeowners to adhere to the preservation of the neighborhood which may include limits on remodeling the exterior or interior of your home. But you may qualify for […]