Recent Articles

Here you will find external articles about Scott Hanson and his new book, Restoring Your Historic House: The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners. We are happy to share these with you!

The Enduring Allure of Cheap Old Houses

Scott is pleased to be quoted in this recent Washington Post article along with Elizabeth and Ethan Finklestein of Cheap Old Houses. Read more here.

Architectural Digest: 6 Tips to Know
Before Taking on a Historic Home Renovation

A wonderful and digestible list of 6 Tips for Historic Home Renovation, we are pleased to receive a mention from the prestigious Architectural Digest. You can read the article for yourself here, and be fully prepared for your restoration journey!

NYT: Spotlight on Old Houses

Thankful for the nice mention of “Restoring Your Historic House” in this New York Times article by Christina Poletto. Also pleased that Whitten House is in 8 of the 24 photos in the slide show (photos by Stacey Cramp).
The article will appear in the print edition of the Times on Sunday, Jan. 31st.

Maine Preservation:
Historic Houses for Contemporary Lives

Check out Scott’s appearance for Mainepreservation.org, Historic Houses for Contemporary Lives speaking on how to approach restoring a historic house in a way that identifies and preserves its most important character-defining features while making it livable for 21st century life.

The Historic AdvisorWinter 2021

Scott T. Hanson’s recent appearance in MacRostie Historic Advisors‘ publication, The Historic Advisor. Here you can read more about Scott’s  historic tax credit expertise and experience, as well as his recent addition to the MHA roster.

The Hermits Rest Blog

An independent review of Restoring Your Historic House by a blogger based in Texas, in “Book Report: Restoring Your Historic House” Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall delves into her impression of the book, as well as her renovation efforts of the Pope House.

Maine Homes: by Down East

Take a closer look at Harpswell’s Captain Johnson H. Stover Jr. House, a Federal Style Knockout, in this article written by Scott Hanson for Maine Homes by Down East Magazine.

Sunday Boston Globe

Realistic expectations are key to a successful project, starting with an honest assessment of what kind of house suits your lifestyle, how much of the work you can do yourself, and how much of it you can afford to have done by others. Find out more in “Before you renovate a historic home, read this“.

Homelight 10 Tips for Selling a Historical Home


Scott Hanson and other experts offer suggestions in “10 Tips for Selling a Historical Home,” which covers a wide range of advice; from Do’s and Don’ts to choosing a realtor with an understanding of the real value of your historic house.

Maine Homes by Down East

Maine Homes: by Down East

Maine Homes offers an exclusive excerpt of one of the 13 featured houses presented between the how-to chapters of the book, as well as a Q&A with author Scott Hanson, in “Restoration Done Right“.

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