"The history of New England indeed, the history of the United States can be experienced firsthand by visiting the homes and estates of the region s most notable residents. From presidents and war heroes to icons of American literature and the arts, the grace and grandeur of these homes offer a glimpse into the lives of the people who shaped our nation.In New England s Historic Homes & Gardens, Kim Knox Beckius and photographer William H. Johnson breathe life into the history of the region s thirty-six most important and picturesque homes, from the earliest homesteads of the 1600s through the Gilded Age mansions of the early twentieth century. By revealing the human dramas that played out within these remarkable homes, Beckius traces the evolution of the American Dream. Paired with Johnson s exquisite photography, the result is a detailed study of the architectural features, landscape elements, and ingenuity that make these homes examples of classic American style. "
|Old Homes of New England: Historic Houses In Clapboard, Shingle, and Stone|
by Roderic H. Blackburn (Author), Geoffrey Gross (Photographer), Richard Guy Wilson (Photographer)
Old Homes of New England paints a stunning portrait of the charming and important old homes of the region, featuring storybook cottages in white clapboard as well ancient mansions in brick and stone. Cherished for its intimate, community-centered spirit, New England lays claim to some of the most wonderful architecture of the country—and, significantly, its buildings are among the nation’s very oldest. Featured here are twenty-five of the most beautiful examples, ranging from the...
|New England Icons: Shaker Villages, Saltboxes, Stone Walls and Steeples|
by Bruce Irving (Author)
Connect with the original New England.
We tend to think of icons as simple, graphic, stone or wooden objects without much depth or life, left overs from bygone eras. But Bruce Irving, former producer of the popular PBS show This Old House, will have none of that. In a collection of short essays, Irving taps into our collective consciousness by extolling the comforting sense of place we associate with such common and not-so-common New England sights as stone walls, village...
|The New England Colonial: American Design Series|
by Anne Elizabeth Powell (Author)
Bantam Books, 1988. Hardcover.
|Colonials: Design Ideas for Renovating, Remodeling, and Build (Updating Classic America)|
by Matthew Schoenherr (Author)
This lavishly illustrated guide to renovating, remodeling, and building a new Colonial home features over 20 case studies of updated homes and Colonials built from scratch, filled with 223 original full-color photographs, 38 color illustrations, and before-and-after plans.
|The Great American House: Tradition for the Way We Live Now|
by Gil Schafer III (Author), Bunny Williams (Foreword)
Acclaimed architect Gil Schafer illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscape to create homes with a feeling of history. As a traditional architect, Gil Schafer specializes in building new "old" houses as well as renovating historic homes. His work takes the best of American historic and classical architecture—its detailed moldings and harmonious proportions—and updates it, retaining its character and detail while simultaneously reworking it to be more...
|Windows on the Past: Four Centuries of New England Homes|
by Jane C. Nylander (Author), David Bohl (Photographer), Diane L. Viera (Photographer)
The story of life in New England from before the American Revolution to the twentieth century. Windows on the Past will take you on a tour of four centuries of home building, with fascinating interiors and furnishings; family ties to a wide variety of homes; advances in cooking, heating, plumbing, and lighting; the evolution of dining rituals; and classic landscapes, flower and kitchen gardens, and working farms. The book has been updated with new, richly illustrated chapters on the changing...
|Early American Country Homes: A Return to Simpler Living|
by Tim Tanner (Author)
Restored or remodeled homes in a classic country style.
Twenty restored or renovated early American country homes feature the myriad of different styles from around the country. The homes exude a simplicity that is somewhat rustic and somewhat country in an understated way. Tim Tanner also features some small cabins that have been made livable for today as well as decorating ideas and outbuildings.
Early American Country Homes is an inspiration and resource for those...
|Saltbox And Cape Cod Houses|
by Stanley Schuler (Author)
Here is a new, larger edition of a classic reference. From its origins on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the seventeenth century, this charming and practical style of house has been transplanted and modified to accommodate varying life styles from as far away as Hawaii. Stanley Schuler has brought together the architectural history of the Cape Cod House with many floor-plans and photographs to be studied and enjoyed by all who live in, restore, or want to build their own Cape Cod House. Examples...
|A Place to Call Home: Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House|
by Gil Schafer III (Author), Eric Piasecki (Photographer)
For award-winning architect Gil Schafer, the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate the small moments of life—houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and anchored in a distinct sense of place. Essentially, Schafer believes a house is truly successful when the people who live there consider it home. It’s this belief—and Schafer’s rare ability to translate his clients’ deeply personal visions of how they want to live into a physical home that reflects those...
|Renovating Old Houses (Fine Homebuilding Books)|
by George Nash (Author)
For those who love to live in old houses or want to invest in one, this completely revised and updated book levels no stone unturned. From evaluating a property to making foundation repairs to adding on a porch, it's a comprehensive guide to every aspect of making renovations and repairs--whether you already live in, or are contemplating buying, an older home.