Style Shines Through

Even though this Free Classic Queen Anne style house in Alabama has been wrapped in modern siding and painted bright white, its character and style shines through. Imagine what it could look like with its original siding and details exposed and painted in an appropriate color scheme!

Understanding the character-defining features of different styles of architecture allows you to “see through” later alterations and imagine what a house was, and can be again.

The first section of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners is devoted to the understanding of styles and exploration of how a house may have changed over time. Removal of modern siding and restoration of missing details are covered in later chapters of the book.

Understanding the style of a house is the essential first step in developing a restoration plan that prioritizes the preservation and restoration of character-defining features while making changes necessary for modern life in an old house.

The 720 page award-winning and best-selling hardcover book is available in bookstores and from online retailers (it is currently 10% off on Amazon: http://ow.ly/N7ba50y4PSL).

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

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

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