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The Restoration of the Jay Heritage Center

The Restoration of the Jay Heritage Center

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects is restoring a 3-acre garden, as part of the estate’s greater evolution from farmstead to country estate to public park.

Buying Guides

architectural salvage buying guide

Architectural Salvage & Antiques

Period Homes' Buying Guide to architectural salvage and and antiques, including salvaged wood, ornament, furnishings, flooring, ceilings, and more. Featuring our annual Architectural Antiques Yellow Pages directory.

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Artwork, Art Glass & Furnishings

Period Homes' Buying Guide to companies, artists, and craftspeople specializing in art glass, stained glass, cabinetry, hardware, furniture, murals, mosaics, sculptures, and window treatments.

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Columns & Capitals

Period Homes' Buying Guide to suppliers, manufacturers, designers and fabricators of columns and capitals for classically-inspired residential design and building projects.

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Conservatories & Outbuildings

Period Homes' Buying Guide to designers and builders and outbuildings, such as conservatories, sun rooms, gazebos, greenhouses, and skylights.

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Doors, Windows & Shutters

Period Homes' Buying Guide to doors, windows & shutters, including hardware, door & window trim, shutters, storm doors, screens, and windows, and restoration/repair services.



Period Homes' Buying Guide to flooring for traditionally-inspired residential projects, including hardwood, parquet, tile, stone, and wide-plank materials.



Period Homes' Buying Guide to hardware for doors, windows, shutters, cabinetry and more, including garage door hardware, antique door hardware, escutcheons, knobs, lock sets, door knockers, doorbells and more.

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Interior Elements, Ornament & Finishes

Period Homes' Buying Guide to interior elements, ornament & finishes, including ceiling domes and medallions, cast stone ornament, paints, plaster, stucco, tile, tin ceilings, plaster work and wallpapers.


Kitchens, Bath & Heating

Period Homes' Buying Guide to kitchen,  bath & heating specialties for classically-designed residential building projects, including plumbing, appliances, fixtures, bathtubs, countertops, cabinets, faucets, HVAC, ovens, sinks, and toilets.

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Landscape & Garden Specialties

Period Homes' Buying Guide to Landscape & Garden Specialties, including fences, gates, fountains, waterfalls, hardware, stone, pavers, planters, arbors, and retaining walls.


Lighting & Electrical

Period Homes' Buying Guide to designers, manufacturers and suppliers of of lighting & electrical for classically-inspired residential building projects, including interior and exterior lighting, ceiling fans, dumbwaiters, elevators, and gas-burning lighting.

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Mantels, Fireplaces & Chimneys

Period Homes' Buying Guide to mantels, fireplaces & chimneys for classically-inspired residential building projects, including chimney fans, pots, fireplaces, mantels, and restoration.

metalwork buying guide


Period Homes' Guide to metalwork specialties for traditionally-inspired residential building projects, including custom casting, repairs, patinas, registers & grilles, radiators, and railings.

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Professional Services

Period Homes' Buying Guide to professional services for the classic residential building project, including conservation, construction, education, lighting design, and paint conservation and restoration.

roofing buying guide

Roofing & Roof Specialties

Period Homes' Buying Guide to roofing and roof specialties for period-inspired residential building projects, including roof repair, bird control, gutters, leaders, snow guards, waterproofing, siding, and tile.

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Stone, Brick & Masonry

Period Homes' Buying Guide to Stone, Brick & Masonry specialties and products for traditionally-designed residential building projects, including brick, stone cladding, restoration, terra cotta, and stone products.

timber framing and barns buying guide

Timber Framing & Barns

Period Homes' Buying Guide to builders and suppliers of timber framing and barns for traditionally-designed residential building projects.

tools buying guide

Tools & Equipment

Period Homes' Buying Guide to Tools & Equipment for classically-inspired residential design projects, including preservation tools and waterjet cutting.

buying guide woodwork


Period Homes' Buying Guide to Woodwork for traditionally-designed residential building projects including, hand-carved and ornamental wood, rolling ladders, stairs, finishes, restoration materials, and wine racks and cellars.

Buying Guide Spotlight

Timberlane Endurian

Timberlane, Inc.

Custom manufacturer of handcrafted custom exterior shutters: maintenance-free Endurian, Premium Wood, Advantage & Fundamentals lines; western red cedar & Honduras mahogany; selection of period-accurate exterior shutter hardware; historically accurate standard designs.

Product Reports

wood casement windows

Options for Stock Wood Windows

Custom wood windows can be manufactured in unlimited styles, shapes, sizes and wood species and architects today aren’t inhibited in their designs. But when it comes to stock and stock-manufactured windows, what are the constraints?

Recent Projects

long porch on lakehouse

Classically Designed Lakeside Home

To mitigate the formality of a house on Lake Placid, G.P. Schafer Architect turns to classical design and vernacular forms for inspiration. The result is a comfortable, casual, and gracious house on the shore.

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