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A wonderful Second Empire house in Bangor, Maine, built during the city’s heyday as “The Lumber Capital of the World.” This example features wood flush board siding cut to resemble ashlar stone blocks and a fabulous bell-curve gable centered on the Mansard roof. The city has a number of Second Empire houses with the unusual … Continue reading A Wonderful Second Empire House
Signed and Personalized Copies of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners are Available Here!
Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners describes and illustrates a best-practices approach for updating historic homes for modern life in ways that do not attempt to turn an old house into a new one. With interior and exterior photography by David Clough, these multi-page features show what can be achieved when a historic home is renovated with a desire to preserve as much historic character as possible.
Scott T. Hanson is a historic-building preservation professional and has 40 years’ experience rehabilitating historic houses. He has illustrated this authoritative book with hundreds of step-by-step photos, illustrations, charts, and decision-making guides. Interspersed throughout are photo essays of 13 restored historic houses representing a range of periods and architectural styles: Italianate, Victorian, Queen Anne, Federal, Colonial, Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, Ranch, Adobe, Craftsman, Shingle, and Rustic.