Before & After ~ Vermont Italianate

Before and After ~ An Italianate gem in Vermont.

This wonderful Italianate house came across my feed awhile back. It is a great example of what can be done to save a historic house. Photos by Adam Franco.

This impressive house in the Italianate style with a Second Empire Mansard roof atop the tower is located in rural Vermont. Its 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.

Many people would have assumed this house was beyond saving. Fortunately, someone had the knowledge to realize that was false and possessed the courage and financial resources to take it on.

“Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” was written to help people learn what is possible. It will help you to restore a house with sensitivity to its character-defining features.

Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.

Our shop also carries select preservation and restoration titles by other authors including the classic “A Field Guide to American Houses” by Virginia McAlester. Save with our multi-book combo packs!

© Scott T. Hanson 2023

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