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Old House Journal

May/June 2021
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 Wide World of Preservation

SIDE NOTES

Old House Journal

For Porch & Garden • Class and comfort in outdoor furniture and accessories.

Light: Spot On • Unique outdoor fixtures.

It’s About the Porch • In the late 1800s, houses with capacious porches show up everywhere—especially in the South.

A HOME FR OM MEMORY • When we got the chance to re-create a childhood gathering place, we built a house that’s both fitting and effcient.

DESIGN

the Jazz Age & beyond • FREEWHEELING INTERIORS 1917–1944

THEY STILL MAKE…

On the Furnished Porch, 1921 • From Home Tile Designs, the Associated Tile Manufacturers.

New Kitchen in a Sears House • An architect’s update of a simple classic shows exemplary modesty.

RESTORE

RESTORING PORCHES DECK & RAIL • The most common porch fails happen with the flooring and the balustrades or rails. Keep them in good trim!

SHOPTOUR: AERATIS

Porch Projects • What you need to keep porch or deck in repair.

Stone in the Landscape • Stonescape your property—or even re-engineer it—with natural stone that’s local, or from as far away as China.

STONES FOR Landscaping • Depending on where you live, some types of stone may be more common than others. For the most natural appearance, choose stone native to your region.

Scrap Metal to Planters • Vibrant bromeliads and lacy ferns, prickly-edged agave and spiky cacti—all growing in scrap metal!

Basics of Stucco Repair • If only a portion of the exterior stucco is damaged, fixing it may be an easy task.

stucco TYPES

WHAT CAUSES Damage

Constructing Porch Column Plinths

STUFF AN AMATEUR ROOFER SCREWED UP

INSPIRE

HONORING Integrity IN A FIRST-PERIOD HOUSE • On Boston’s North Shore, an interior designer adds another layer to this legacy house with a strong personality.

A MAZE FOR A FIRST-PERIOD HOUSE • MODELING A NEW ENGLAND GARDEN ON A 17TH-CENTURY FRENCH MAZE.

NINETEENTH CENTURY PRESERVATION • BENIGN STEWARDSHIP: This 1890 brownstone has had just two owners.

WHAT’S BEHIND THOSE BROWN FAÇADES • NEVER BEEN INSIDE? MANY INTERIORS ARE A VICTORIAN WONDERLAND.

COBBLESTONE COTTAGE • Restoration of a surviving vernacular house has taken 50 years to complete.

ON COBBLESTONE MASONRY • A FOLK-BUILDING LEGACY PECULIAR TO LIMITED REGIONS

Resources

Remuddling


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Frequency: Every other month Pages: 92 Publisher: Active Interest Media Edition: May/June 2021

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: April 13, 2021

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 Wide World of Preservation

SIDE NOTES

Old House Journal

For Porch & Garden • Class and comfort in outdoor furniture and accessories.

Light: Spot On • Unique outdoor fixtures.

It’s About the Porch • In the late 1800s, houses with capacious porches show up everywhere—especially in the South.

A HOME FR OM MEMORY • When we got the chance to re-create a childhood gathering place, we built a house that’s both fitting and effcient.

DESIGN

the Jazz Age & beyond • FREEWHEELING INTERIORS 1917–1944

THEY STILL MAKE…

On the Furnished Porch, 1921 • From Home Tile Designs, the Associated Tile Manufacturers.

New Kitchen in a Sears House • An architect’s update of a simple classic shows exemplary modesty.

RESTORE

RESTORING PORCHES DECK & RAIL • The most common porch fails happen with the flooring and the balustrades or rails. Keep them in good trim!

SHOPTOUR: AERATIS

Porch Projects • What you need to keep porch or deck in repair.

Stone in the Landscape • Stonescape your property—or even re-engineer it—with natural stone that’s local, or from as far away as China.

STONES FOR Landscaping • Depending on where you live, some types of stone may be more common than others. For the most natural appearance, choose stone native to your region.

Scrap Metal to Planters • Vibrant bromeliads and lacy ferns, prickly-edged agave and spiky cacti—all growing in scrap metal!

Basics of Stucco Repair • If only a portion of the exterior stucco is damaged, fixing it may be an easy task.

stucco TYPES

WHAT CAUSES Damage

Constructing Porch Column Plinths

STUFF AN AMATEUR ROOFER SCREWED UP

INSPIRE

HONORING Integrity IN A FIRST-PERIOD HOUSE • On Boston’s North Shore, an interior designer adds another layer to this legacy house with a strong personality.

A MAZE FOR A FIRST-PERIOD HOUSE • MODELING A NEW ENGLAND GARDEN ON A 17TH-CENTURY FRENCH MAZE.

NINETEENTH CENTURY PRESERVATION • BENIGN STEWARDSHIP: This 1890 brownstone has had just two owners.

WHAT’S BEHIND THOSE BROWN FAÇADES • NEVER BEEN INSIDE? MANY INTERIORS ARE A VICTORIAN WONDERLAND.

COBBLESTONE COTTAGE • Restoration of a surviving vernacular house has taken 50 years to complete.

ON COBBLESTONE MASONRY • A FOLK-BUILDING LEGACY PECULIAR TO LIMITED REGIONS

Resources

Remuddling


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