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Our June edition features a classically designed landscape by Dan Gordon Landscape Architects and the restoration of a stunning Los Angeles property, which used to be the former home of Orson Welles. 


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interior design by Gerald Pomeroy

Pomeroy chose a soft color palette to enhance the architecture. Respecting the architecture, he says, is key to interior design of historic townhouses.

Gerald Pomeroy Talks About Townhouse Interiors
When it comes to designing spaces in historical rowhouses, Gerald Pomeroy looks to classical principles for inspiration.

Interior Designer Thomas Pheasant
Interior designer Thomas Pheasant has been designing celebrated home furnishings for more than 15 years.

A Glimpse Into the Life of Architect Phillip Dodd
Author and architect Phillip Dodd draws inspiration from his background and beyond to design breathtaking houses.


Orson Welles' former home

The former home of Orson Welles has been meticulously restored.

The Renovation of the Orson Welles Estate
Tim Barber, Ltd., a prominent Los Angeles architecture firm, breathes new life into a storied estate formerly owned by Hollywood icon Orson Welles for a couple and their daughter.

Donald Lococo Architects Modernizes a D.C. Traditional Home
Donald Lococo Architects modernizes a traditional home in the nation’s capital while elevating its classic grandeur.

Ferguson & Shamamian's Spanish Colonial House
Ferguson & Shamamian recreate the vocabulary of an original Spanish Colonial house in Santa Monica.

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Period landscaping with pool

“This elegantly planned and masterfully executed garden struck a chord with each of the jurors.” — Gil Schafer of G.P. Schafer Architects, Bulfinch Award juror

Dan Gordon Landscape Architects' Bulfinch Award-Winning “Charles River Estate”
With woodlands to the east and an open meadow to the west, this Bulfinch award-winning landscape is classically designed, by Dan Gordon Landscape Architects, to be in harmony with its history and surroundings.

Ike Kligerman Barkley Renovates an Arts & Crafts Home
Focusing on proportion and purpose, architect Tom Kligerman brings an early 20th-century gem out of the shadows and into the light.

Historical Concepts Designs Luxury Apartments
Historical Concepts designs luxury apartments that reflect the Durham, North Carolina, neighborhood’s industrial past.

Product Reports

veneer stones in random, mixed colors

Veneer stones in random, mixed colors and laid in irregular shapes and joints complete the bulk of the façade of this covered entrance.

Building with Natural Stone for Home Additions, Repairs, and New Old Homes
What to look for when shopping for natural stone.

Townhome Stonework
We speak with Old World Stone, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Stone Details about dressing townhouses with dimensional stone.

Creating a Period Entryway
Regardless of its traditional style, the front door, the signature of the home’s architecture, is designed to make a grand entrance.s.

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Prairie-style American Foursquare

Built in 1903, the Prairie-style American Foursquare was built in materials including brick, stucco, and wood. Details include corner quoins and brackets in the eaves.

A Prairie Foursquare in Memphis
The 1903 house in Memphis, Tennessee, is a boldly detailed example of the Midwest Prairie School genre on the familiar foursquare type. The well-preserved house never looked better than now.

Restoring a Shingle Style House
A collection of architectural salvage played a role in the restoration of this handsome Shingle Style house.

Modern Craftsman Kitchen
To replace nondescript space in an old house, an architect designs a hard-working “modern Craftsman” kitchen for a friend who has strong ideas about design and function.

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Gamble House dining room

Japanese influence permeates the dining room, the most formal room at the Gamble House. Note the fine details in woodwork, stained glass, and tile. Paneling is red-brown mahogany. Like the house, the furniture was designed by the brothers Greene.

Tracing the Lineage of Arts & Crafts Furniture
The movement’s furniture proves that Arts & Crafts is a design philosophy and a way of working, much more so than a “style.” How else to explain so many design vocabularies?

Jewel-Box Kitchen
Framed by a stepped arch, this gem of a kitchen stars in the sensitive renovation of a 1920s bungalow.

New Arts & Crafts in a Traditional Neighborhood: A Perfect Fit
Tradition runs strong on Crane Island in Lake Minnetonka: the new house had to look like it was built in 1910.


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