I was delighted last night to come across this wonderful blog review of Restoring Your Historic House by Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall in Texas: https://thehermitsrest.blog/…/book-report-restoring-your-…/…
Along with the review, she posted photos of the rehab project she and her family are working on to convert a 1905 house to professional office space. Adaptive reuse is sometimes the only way to save a house and they are retaining many of the character-defining features of the house.
As she notes, exposing brick in historically plastered spaces is not something I recommend, but it is reversible if someone someday wants to restore the spaces to their historic appearance. Every project is a compromise between historic accuracy and meeting the needs and desires of the current owner.
Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners has won the MWPA 2020 Excellence in Publishing Award! 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/Uumq50zRjJ5).
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