"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. "
|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,...
|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...
|Early American Country Interiors|
by Tim Tanner (Author)
Inviting designs that have stood the test of time
An idea book for designing beautiful interiors that embody the essence of early American country style―a sense of warmth, comfort, and familiarity. As an advocate that something well designed will stand the test of time, author Tim Tanner has coupled basic design principles with a wealth of examples using wonderful old objects and materials, illuminating effective design ideas for bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, dining...
|The New England Colonial: American Design Series|
by Anne Elizabeth Powell (Author)
Bantam Books, 1988. Hardcover.
|Colonial: Design in the New World|
by David Larkin (Author), June Sprigg (Author), James Johnson (Author)
Relating how local materials and talent, family structure, the season cycle, and the role of church and state all influenced regional architectural design
|New Rooms for Old Houses: Beautiful Additions for the Traditional Home (National Trust for Historic Preservation)|
by Frank Shirley (Author)
A cramped kitchen. A bedroom that lacks elbow room. A living room that's no fun living in. It's the age-old dilemma of owning an old house...you want to add space by making an addition but don't want to damage your home's integrity. Now The Taunton Press and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have joined forces to bring you outstanding design solutions.
Renowned architect Frank Shirley will share dozens of proven ideas for expanding the space and...
|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...
|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...
|Colonial Style: Creating Classic Interiors in Your Cape, Colonial, or Saltbox Home|
by Treena Crochet (Author), Randy O'Rourke (Photographer)
California Cape Cods and 21st-century Colonials proclaim the enduring popularity of colonial architecture. Colonial Style provides both inspiration and practical advice to homeowners looking to increase their home's livability while retaining its classic charm. The book explains the differences between three styles - Colonial, Cape Cod, and Saltbox - and chapters cover doors and windows, trim work, built-ins, floor and wall treatments, paint colors, and incorporating today's kitchens and baths...