Ready for Harvest Season ~ Dow Farm Pantry

Ready for Harvest Season ~ Dow Farm pantry. This beautiful Dave Clough photo shows the pantry at Dow Farm. While it looks intact from the 19th century, the pantry was created in the 1990s, with a combination of salvaged historic and new materials. A modern refrigerator is tucked in an alcove out of sight to the left.

This room is a good example of a highly compatible new design for replacing a missing feature in a historic house. There are arguments for making new elements distinct from original materials (it is required for historic tax credit projects) but for a private home, it is acceptable to make the new blend seamlessly with the old.

A lot of people contributed to the creation of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” but no one contributed more than photographer David Clough! He drove from Maine to New Mexico to photograph the 13 featured houses that separate the how-to chapters. Thanks to his gorgeous photographs, the reader can draw inspiration from the wonderful restoration work others have achieved. This image from Dow Farm is a beautiful example. https://davecloughphotography.com/

The 720 page award-winning and best-selling hardcover book is available in bookstores and from online retailers (it is currently 32% off on Amazon! http://ow.ly/N7ba50y4PSL).

Signed and personalized copies are available directly from the author on this site, click here: https://yourhistorichouse.com/shop/.

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