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Period Homes is the ultimate resource for professionals working in residential architecture in the classical style. Every month, our editors will hand-pick selections from our features, profiles, and projects--not to mention our comprehensive Buying Guides. 

Our September edition features a story on how buildings should look today and the restoration of the Decatur House by Franck & Lohsen Architects.

DIGITAL EDITION | September 2019

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Pool House for a Hudson Valley Residence

Pool House for a Hudson Valley Residence

On Columns, Classicism, and Creativity
How should our buildings look today?

John Milner Architects: Gothic Revival Chapel Residence
The 2019 Palladio Award winner for Adaptive Reuse and/or Sympathetic Addition is John Milner Architects for Gothic Revival Chapel Residence.

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.

See the latest in public/commercial design & building on our sister site, Traditional Building.


luxury master bedroom interior design by Gerald Pomeroy

Pomeroy designed the upholstery and drapes for the master bedroom, on the second level.

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.


Decatur house foyer

Foyer front entry of Decatur House off Lafayette Square facing west to courtyard and second floor.

The Decatur House
One of the capitol’s oldest and most prestigious homes, the Decatur House has been remade—in its own image—by Franck & Lohsen Architects.

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.

Product Reports

Federal entryway

G.P. Schafer Architect designs this Federal entry for a country house in New York. Note the brass hardware and strap hinges.

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.

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.

From our Sister Sites:

OHO Green
prairie foursquare living room

Comfortable and warm, the living room glows with quarter-sawn woodwork—which had been painted by a previous owner and then restored by a subsequent one. Large windows are uncurtained.

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.

ACH social copy
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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