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Don’t Do This! Clinging ivy lends a charming and romantic air to a historic house, while destroying it. Between the penetration of surfaces necessary to hang on a vertical surface and the moisture trapped against the surface by the leaves and vines, ivy is a disaster happening in slow motion. It is more quickly destructive … Continue reading Don’t Do This! Ivy Clad is Ivy Bad
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.