Before and After ~ Federal Style Plantation House

This dramatic restoration shows Laurietta, a Federal style house in Mississippi. It illustrates well what is possible with a thoughtful and careful approach to restoring historic houses. You can see that original materials and features were retained and restored where possible and missing elements were replaced with compatible materials, taking design cues from the style and period of the house.

In this case, the new owners/restorers were fortunate to find that a regional preservation group had salvaged and stored a number of architectural elements from the house – when it appeared the house would not be saved. These were returned to the house during the restoration.

You can read about the project and see more before and after photos on the Country Living website: http://ow.ly/G0p750zvm1H

Most restoration projects are not this dramatic, but are no less meaningful to the owners and community. No matter what the scope of your project, you can gain useful inspiration and information in Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners. The 720-page best selling hardcover book is available in bookstores and from online retailers (it is currently 34% off on Amazon! http://ow.ly/N7ba50y4PSL).

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