The brick Italianate style Ferrell-Holt House is located in Moundsville, West Virginia and was built in 1877. Originally owned by dry goods merchant Richard Ferrell, it was sold to prominent attorney J. Howard holt in 1890. The Italianate and Gothic Revival styles introduced romantic asymmetrical silhouettes to American homes, with towers, porches, bay windows, and … Continue reading Italianate Ferrell-Holt House
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.