A view in the master bedroom at Dow Farm. A simple country farmhouse bedroom as it might have appeared in the mid-19th century, and as it is lived in today. In the same family for nearly 200 years, the house contains many original items as well as antiques added in recent decades and some reproduction pieces. The four-poster bed was made in the woodshop at the farm and the fabric for the hangings was woven on a loom in the house.
This house is one of the 13 featured homes shot by noted architectural photographer David Clough for Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners. Ranging in date from the 1760’s to 1957 and geographically from Maine to New Mexico, these beautifully restored houses are placed between the how-to chapters of the book to illustrate approaches described in the text and provide inspiration for your project.
Read about the 40+ year restoration of this property and the unique partnership between a young man with a passion for preservation and the family that has owned the farm since the early 19th century which resulted in the farm being saved and restored.
“Restoring Your Historic House, The Complete Guide for Homeowners” is a 720-page award-winning and best-selling hardcover book published in 2019. It is available in bookstores and from online retailers.
Signed and personalized copies are available directly from the author in the shop on this page, Shop – Your Historic House.
It is the perfect holiday gift for the old house lover on your list!
Your local bookstore can order copies from W.W. Norton.
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