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New Book from Dow Farm

A new book from Dow Farm! Great writers and historic Maine farms have a long history – think E.B. White and “Charlotte’s Web” – and now that magical combination has given us a new book of fables for a new age. “Metazoan Variations” is a glorious mash-up of Darwin’s science, Aesop’s fables, Jenny Holzer’s Truisms, … Continue reading New Book from Dow Farm


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Check out Scott’s appearance for Mainepreservation.org, speaking on how to approach restoring a historic house in a way that identifies and preserves its most important character-defining features while making it livable for 21st century life:


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Restoring Your Historic House 2020 Excellence in Publishing Award Winner

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.

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