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Signed Copy – “Restoring Your Historic House”

(10 customer reviews)

$49.95

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Copy is signed by the Author, Scott T. Hanson.

 

Personalized version available (See separate listing).

 

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 available on the topic.

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 5.5 lbs
Dimensions 10.5 × 9.5 × 1.75 in
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10 reviews for Signed Copy – “Restoring Your Historic House”

  1. Betsy Thorp

    Thoroughly entertaining and informative book. Very well written,a pleasure to read and learn from.
    A must have for anyone involved in, or even thinking about, restoring a historic building.
    This will be a book I go to repeatedly, for solid information as well as inspiration.
    Well done!

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  2. Janet Andersen-Heller

    “Restoring Your Historic House” is an outstanding book. Anyone would find the homes and restoration process endlessly fascinating. Not only a great read, but a resource for the field.

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  3. Shari Eckert (verified owner)

    This book is a wonderful wealth of information!

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  4. Bill Davis (verified owner)

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  5. Eileen Edgcomb (verified owner)

    It’s great! Quite comprehensive!

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  6. Greg S. (verified owner)

    I learned of this book from a shout-out in the New York Times a few weeks ago. I am but 150 pages into the “700 page tome” – their words, not mine. I am already impressed with the depth, breadth, and quality of information within. The author blends history and architecture with technical advice and expert opinion for restoration. The book is filled with careful photographs which clarify and define the text. My only question is how this book is for sale at $50. It’s a book that can be read cover-to-cover and used as a reference manual thereafter. The quality is on par with a college textbook. It would be a value at twice the price.

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  7. Lynne Hreha (verified owner)

    It’s an amazing resource for vintage home owners. My son loves his copy as well as I do. Mine an 1896 home and his an1840s home

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  8. Kendra (verified owner)

    I bought this for my husband for Christmas so he can work on our new old home with confidence. Looking forward to reading it soon.

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  9. Samantha B. (verified owner)

    So much great information in this book. It will be a valuable resource when I begin work on my 1891 Victorian house.

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  10. Bob Emmerich (verified owner)

    Great book! Lots of good info. Still getting through it. A must have for old house owners.

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