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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...

flat wood panel cabinets

Traditional Kitchen Cabinets

No period home is complete without considering the right traditional kitchen cabinets for the space and design. By Gordon Bock For many...

insulation

Green Lights: Environmentally Friendly Building Materials

Voith & Mactavish Architects specialize in using environmentally-friendly building materials for their residential design projects....

Energy Solar Decathlon

Green Lights: Energy Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon looks at environmentally friendly products for residential design projects.   Next...

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