Period Architecture Topics


A compendium of articles about various period architecture topics, including historic home restoration, new home construction, interior design and renovation, and basic maintenance. 

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Architectural Antiques for the New Period Home

Architectural antiques can add more than just a touch of authenticity to a new period-style residence, but selection and installation must be done carefully.

Interior of the Gable House in Pasadena, California, designed by Greene and Greene.

Arts & Crafts Interiors

Confused about what makes an Arts & Crafts interior? You’re not alone.

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The History of Shingle Style Homes

A look at the history and elements of Shingle Style homes, and the plethora of historic Shingle Style buildings located on and around Mount Desert Island, ME.

Clem Labine's Victorian-era brownstone restoration

Clem Labine's Victorian-era Brownstone Renovation

Editor emeritus and founder of Period Homes, Traditional Building and Old House Journal, Clem Labine's Victorian-era brownstone renovation invites us back to the 1883 Brooklyn, NY, where it all began.

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Presidential Birthplaces: From Humble Beginnings to Greatness

Period Homes takes a look at some of our favorite presidential birthplaces.

Buying Guide Spotlight

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Vermont Slate Company

Vermont Slate Company provides high quality slate roofing products at the best prices with a high level of customer service. Our experienced staff can help you find the slate roofing product that fits your needs and budget.