Personalized Copy – “Restoring Your Historic House”

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New. 720 pages, hardcover. More than 2000 color photos and drawings.

This book does not repeat basic information that is readily available in many standard DIY books about carpentry, wiring, and plumbing. Rather, it shows how to adapt those DIY skills to the specialized needs of a historic house.

Although there are other books about renovating old houses, this is the first that prioritizes the identification and preservation of the historic, character-defining features of a house as a starting point in the process. That is the purpose of this book: to describe and illustrate 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. The book also suggests many ways to save money in the process, without settling for cheap or inappropriate solutions. There is no more comprehensive book on the topic available.

Scott 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. 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 or restore as much historic character as possible.

Before and After B&W and Color Photography Throughout

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Weight 5.98 lbs
Dimensions 10.5 × 9.5 × 1.75 in

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4 reviews for Personalized Copy – “Restoring Your Historic House”

  1. James Middleton (verified owner)

    A beauty to behold, an inspiration to read. Now to get my columns straight – is it merely Doric or is it fine, imported Corinthian? So much to experience, so much to learn! It was a wonderful gift for my blushing bride who keeps me around for historic purposes as well. Many thanks for this. Looking forward to “Your Hysteric House” sometime soon…

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  2. Michael H. (verified owner)

    Thoroughly researched, vibrant photos, and well made! Would highly recommend this book for anyone who has a historic house and is looking to bring out its original beauty.

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    • yourhistorichouse (store manager)

      Thank you!

  3. Scotty Mallett (verified owner)

    Absolutely Beautiful book!!!

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  4. Marc Trivella (verified owner)

    Thoroughly enjoying this comprehensive and well researched book.. the illustrations are perfect to represent the renovation and preservation process! I’m very happy I bought it, and it’s personalized!

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