Before and After ~ An Italianate Gem

Before and After ~ An Italianate Gem

This wonderful Italianate house recently came across my feed. It is a great example of what can be done to save a historic house with the right combination of knowledge and other resources. Before photos by Adam Franco and after photo by Doug Copeland.

This impressive house in the Italianate style with a touch of Second Empire atop the tower is located in rural Vermont. It’s dramatic restoration after a prolonged period of neglect will help this small town to retain its unique identity. The buildings constructed by those who came before us tell our community’s story. Without them, a town is just more acreage of land, indistinct from the next one. Historic houses make places memorable.

Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners was written to help those people, and anyone else who wants to restore a house with sensitivity to its character-defining features.

The 720-page hardcover book is now available in bookstores and from online retailers (currently 34% off on Amazon! http://ow.ly/N7ba50y4PSL).

Signed and personalized copies are available directly from the author at on this site.

Your local bookstore can order copies from W.W. Norton.

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