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Second Empire Style Mansion
Mansard Monday On the Road ~ Second Empire style mansion in Newburgh, NY. I stopped in Newburgh, NY, to stretch my legs on the final leg of my journey home yesterday. The city is full of great historic houses, and this stately c. 1865 mansion caught my eye. Built from Maine to California, the Second…Keep reading
Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners describes and illustrates a best-practices approach for updating historic homes for modern life in ways that do not attempt to turn an old house into a new one. With interior and exterior photography by David Clough, these multi-page features show what can be achieved when a historic home is renovated with a desire to preserve as much historic character as possible.
Scott T. Hanson is a historic-building preservation professional and has 40 years’ experience rehabilitating historic houses. He has illustrated this authoritative book with hundreds of step-by-step photos, illustrations, charts, and decision-making guides. Interspersed throughout are photo essays of 13 restored historic houses representing a range of periods and architectural styles: Italianate, Victorian, Queen Anne, Federal, Colonial, Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, Ranch, Adobe, Craftsman, Shingle, and Rustic.