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Old House Journal

July/August 2019
Magazine

The Original Restoration Magazine for people who are passionate about old houses to repair, rehabilitate, update, and decorate their homes; covering all classic American architectural styles,—from the earliest Colonial-era buildings to grand Victorians of every variety to Arts & Crafts bungalows and mid-century ranches.

The terror of house-buying

SIDE NOTES

Old House Journal • VOLUME XLVII, ISSUE 5

Porch, Lawn and Garden • Furnishings fit for an old-fashioned summer outside.

For Your Bungalow • New Arts & Crafts treasures to love.

Roofs of Slate & Clay • Prized for their character and longevity, clay tiles and slate shingles appear on a wide range of historic house styles.

A STURDY HOUSE WITHOUT PRETENSE • Many people would have passed right by this modest house, but one man saw history worth saving.

A SURVIVING GARDEN OF THE GOLDEN AGE • TAKE INSPIRATION FROM THE FORMAL LAYOUT, stalwart perennials and annuals, house and garden views, integration of stone walls, and more. page 26

TAKE-AWAYS FROM A Colonial Revival Garden

INSPIRATION

What is a Colonial Revival Garden?

hallmarks of the garden • Often there’s strong allusion to Colonial-era practice—but improved!

NOT FORGOTTEN • A LIST of reliable, early-20th-century plants

Relaxed Colonial Revival • From the Book of Home Building and Decoration by Henry Collins Brown, 1912

Early 20th-Century Room • This kitchen in Douglas fir and tile is a beautiful yet still practical throwback.

ARTISTIC COPPERWORK

NEWS IN ROOFING • MATERIALS, COSTS, SOLAR: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR WOOD, SLATE, TILE, CONCRETE, AND METAL ROOFS, PLUS A MILLWORKS SHOP TOUR. page 42

ROOFING INNOVATIONS

Concrete, a Better Lookalike

Levels, Weights & Measures • These renovation essentials yield such satisfying accuracy.

Buy the Right Shutters • A primer on real, oldfashioned, appropriate exterior shutters, suitable for old houses, includes weather-resistant options.

To Match Old Shutters

STUFF A NEW PLUMBER SCREWED UP

Clock-Face Table • Repurposing a vintage clock face preserves it in a way that’s, well, timeless.

telling time

A Garden Shed from a Pre-cut Kit • Want to add storage to your yard? A wooden shed kit simplifies the process of putting one together.

ORGANIZING shed storage

Selected Resources • The following companies sell period-appropriate sheds, and most sell such outbuildings as playhouses, workshops, saunas, and gazebos as well.

ASK OLD HOUSE JOURNAL

Temporary Flashing Repairs

ECCENTRIC COUNTRY • Local finds, antiques, and heirlooms mix in a color-rich interior where history is palpable. page 66

schoolfield AN ECCENTRIC COUNTRY HOUSE • THE CURRENT OWNERS ARE WELL AWARE OF THE HISTORY OF THIS CIRCA 1850 HOUSE, WHERE THEIR OWN HEIRLOOMS AND COLLECTIONS HAVE COME GENTLY TO REST.

BEAUTIFUL COLUMBIA COUNTY • THIS AREA REDOLENT OF HISTORY IS TWO HOURS NORTH OF NEWYORK CITY.

Castle Camp IN THE WOODS • More than a century ago, a prosperous rusticator named his Catskills retreat Casa Mañana, or house of tomorrow—and so it became.

THE PATINA OF AGE • TIPS ON MAINT AINING A RUSTIC WOOD INTERIOR.

THE INSPIRING GARDENS OF Blithewold • An eclectic informality is more Arts & Crafts than Gilded Age in this garden developed between 1893 and 1913.

WHAT’S A MOON GATE? • A CIRCULAR PASSAGEWAY IN GARDEN WALLS, AND ITS VARIANTS.

EXTERIOR BUILDING PRODUCTS

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Resources

Remuddling


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 108 Publisher: Active Interest Media Edition: July/August 2019

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: June 11, 2019

Formats

OverDrive Magazine

subjects

Home & Garden

Languages

English

The Original Restoration Magazine for people who are passionate about old houses to repair, rehabilitate, update, and decorate their homes; covering all classic American architectural styles,—from the earliest Colonial-era buildings to grand Victorians of every variety to Arts & Crafts bungalows and mid-century ranches.

The terror of house-buying

SIDE NOTES

Old House Journal • VOLUME XLVII, ISSUE 5

Porch, Lawn and Garden • Furnishings fit for an old-fashioned summer outside.

For Your Bungalow • New Arts & Crafts treasures to love.

Roofs of Slate & Clay • Prized for their character and longevity, clay tiles and slate shingles appear on a wide range of historic house styles.

A STURDY HOUSE WITHOUT PRETENSE • Many people would have passed right by this modest house, but one man saw history worth saving.

A SURVIVING GARDEN OF THE GOLDEN AGE • TAKE INSPIRATION FROM THE FORMAL LAYOUT, stalwart perennials and annuals, house and garden views, integration of stone walls, and more. page 26

TAKE-AWAYS FROM A Colonial Revival Garden

INSPIRATION

What is a Colonial Revival Garden?

hallmarks of the garden • Often there’s strong allusion to Colonial-era practice—but improved!

NOT FORGOTTEN • A LIST of reliable, early-20th-century plants

Relaxed Colonial Revival • From the Book of Home Building and Decoration by Henry Collins Brown, 1912

Early 20th-Century Room • This kitchen in Douglas fir and tile is a beautiful yet still practical throwback.

ARTISTIC COPPERWORK

NEWS IN ROOFING • MATERIALS, COSTS, SOLAR: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR WOOD, SLATE, TILE, CONCRETE, AND METAL ROOFS, PLUS A MILLWORKS SHOP TOUR. page 42

ROOFING INNOVATIONS

Concrete, a Better Lookalike

Levels, Weights & Measures • These renovation essentials yield such satisfying accuracy.

Buy the Right Shutters • A primer on real, oldfashioned, appropriate exterior shutters, suitable for old houses, includes weather-resistant options.

To Match Old Shutters

STUFF A NEW PLUMBER SCREWED UP

Clock-Face Table • Repurposing a vintage clock face preserves it in a way that’s, well, timeless.

telling time

A Garden Shed from a Pre-cut Kit • Want to add storage to your yard? A wooden shed kit simplifies the process of putting one together.

ORGANIZING shed storage

Selected Resources • The following companies sell period-appropriate sheds, and most sell such outbuildings as playhouses, workshops, saunas, and gazebos as well.

ASK OLD HOUSE JOURNAL

Temporary Flashing Repairs

ECCENTRIC COUNTRY • Local finds, antiques, and heirlooms mix in a color-rich interior where history is palpable. page 66

schoolfield AN ECCENTRIC COUNTRY HOUSE • THE CURRENT OWNERS ARE WELL AWARE OF THE HISTORY OF THIS CIRCA 1850 HOUSE, WHERE THEIR OWN HEIRLOOMS AND COLLECTIONS HAVE COME GENTLY TO REST.

BEAUTIFUL COLUMBIA COUNTY • THIS AREA REDOLENT OF HISTORY IS TWO HOURS NORTH OF NEWYORK CITY.

Castle Camp IN THE WOODS • More than a century ago, a prosperous rusticator named his Catskills retreat Casa Mañana, or house of tomorrow—and so it became.

THE PATINA OF AGE • TIPS ON MAINT AINING A RUSTIC WOOD INTERIOR.

THE INSPIRING GARDENS OF Blithewold • An eclectic informality is more Arts & Crafts than Gilded Age in this garden developed between 1893 and 1913.

WHAT’S A MOON GATE? • A CIRCULAR PASSAGEWAY IN GARDEN WALLS, AND ITS VARIANTS.

EXTERIOR BUILDING PRODUCTS

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Resources

Remuddling


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