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Taking Stock of Terra Cotta Roof Tile

Few roofing materials come close to the superlatives earned by terra cotta tile – decades long life, beautifully traditional, fireproof,...

Braulio Casas kitchen

The Benefits of Reclaimed Wood

For some, reclaimed wood is a better choice. By Gordon Bock There is something culturally cosmic about generations-old wood finding new...

shutter hardware

The Short Course on Shutter Hardware

Learn more about classic working shutter hardware, both historic and updated, and the window construction issues they’re designed to...

roofing choice

True or Faux: Period Roofing Choices

Myriad choices exist when it comes to period roofing. By Gordon Bock Many people assume that all roofing is immutable—products that are...

freestanding greenhouse

Blossoming Greenhouse Design

Greenhouse design is blossoming more than ever. See what’s growing now in conservatories. By Gordon Bock When last Period Homes looked at...

exterior paint guide

Exterior Paint Guide

Before you repaint your historic house, learn more about new products on the market in this exterior paint guide. By Gordon Bock Lest you...

hardware design

A History of Hardware Design

A look at the trends and manufacturing advances in classic hardware design over the centuries. With the exception of the Gothic Revival...

historic doorknob

Historic Door Hardware

Doors would not be doors if it weren’t for working historic door hardware – that is, the hinges that allow them to swing open and the...

lantern brass light gallery

The Lore of Traditional Lantern Design

Modern-day traditional lantern design is challenged by a lack of intact early fixtures and design records. Many contemporary designers have...

reclaimed antique oak flooring

Navigating the Reclaimed Wood Flooring Market

The search for desirable wood species and antique character drive the reclaimed wood flooring market. By Gordon Bock Whether it’s burly...

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