New Rooms For Old Houses: Beautiful Additions For The Traditional Home (National Trust For Historic Preservation)
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 wi...
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Taunton Press; First Edition edition (October 30, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1 x 10.9 inches
Amazon Rank: 358453
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If you're classically minded, interested in how old houses were put together, and want to continue in the spirit of the way homes were meant to be (sense of place, flow, and feeling - my words, not the author's) then this is a great book for you.This...
zens of proven ideas for expanding the space and comfort of your charming colonial, cozy cape, vintage Victorian, any classic home...all while preserving the look and feel you first fell in love with!Teach an old house new tricks!300 stunning photos of additions that workReassuring answers to all your concerns about adding new space to your beloved old home:A house in harmony - living in an old house and loving itPreserving the all-important balance of your homeCreating "public" and "private" spacesMaking the painless transition from old to newCrafting with materials that express your home's styleInspiring case studies - A Home on the Hudson, A Bay Area Beauty, A Victorian with Humility, Reviving a Retreat and morePure pleasure to read...as a fellow old house owner and aficionado, Frank Shirley writes with warmth and insightA gorgeous book, the perfect gift for anyone who owns and loves his or her old houseAn unparalleled resource whether you're in the dreaming, planning or doing stage!"Like you, I prefer old houses. For decades, I've helped home owners make their old houses more livable. With this book, you will discover a wealth of ideas and design strategies for additions that not only preserve but enhance the beauty that originally drew you to your classic home."