New Old House Kitchens & Baths

New Old House Kitchens & Baths

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New Old House Kitchens & Baths offers the reader ideas to create beautiful, functional kitchens and baths inspired by the past yet that work for today’s lifestyles. Whether you would like to create a fresh farmhouse feel or a Craftsman look, this special issue showcases how include the latest technology you crave wrapped in a warm, inviting envelope.

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Active Interest Media
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tell me a story …

Marketers and ministers know this: If you want your audience engaged and your point well made, if you hope they’ll remember, then tell a story. Don’t lecture or preach. Tell a good story. To those who look and listen, houses tell stories about their builders and occupants. The oldest houses embody more stories. Then there are houses “right out of a storybook,” the eccentric ones widely known as Storybook Style houses, which spin a tale of Hollywood sets, American soldiers home from Europe, and medieval fantasies. Not everything can be a fairytale, of course. A restoration article, for example, must get down to business: this material, this tool, this process. Tell me how to build a stoop or porch steps, though, and I’ll tell you why. Because when you sit on the…

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side notes

ARTS & CRAFTS HOMES For OHJ readers who enjoyed its sister publication, Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival: Regular coverage with new material is available at the ACH website. Find a deep archive of bungalow and Craftsman house tours, new homes by revival designers, period inspired kitchens and baths, and travel destinations for the Arts & Crafts aficionado. (Read Brian Coleman’s new tour of Scotland, and visit the Roycroft Campus.) Find how-to, know-how, and repair articles. The Products & Services Directory is well-organized and illustrated, pointing the way to appropriate materials and today’s artisans. And while you’re there browsing, sign up for the free editorial e-newsletter that’s delivered twice a month. Arts & Crafts Homes will publish an annual “bookazine” print issue and directory, on sale Oct. 9. If you read…

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storybookish whimsies

1. GOTHIC VIGOR Accented with scrolls, medallions, and fleur-de-lis brackets, the Calandra chandelier is lit by six faux amber candle lights mounted on spiked arms. The gilded tobacco finish adds Gothic ambience. Measuring 36" wide, the total suspended length can range from 4' to 8'. $4,491. Meyda Tiffany, (800) 222-4009, meyda.com 2. COTTAGE ARCH No Storybook cottage is complete without a round-top door, especially if it’s this raised-panel style in African mahogany. Clear insulated glass panes create another arch. $5,000 and up. Vintage Doors, (800) 787-2001, vintagedoors.com 3. DREAMY DISTORTION No. 7 in the Artisan Series, this stepped display bookcase is unconventional. It's 54" high x 30" wide x 16" deep. Each made-to-order bookcase comes in more than 30 paint and stain colors. $1,650. Dust Furniture, (219) 464-9100, dustfurniture.com 4. DANCING MICE “If there are mice in…

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porch & garden

1. TAKE A PLUNGE Gracefully sized like fountains, these saltwater plunge pools come ready to install with an engineered concrete shell, tiled interior, variable speed pump and filter, and LED pool light. The standard size measures 7' x 13'. $21,750. Soake Pools, (603) 749-0665, soakepools.com 2. SPRING FORWARD Inspired by steel spring chairs first made in the 1940s, the Gracie chair uses a simple cantilevered design that allows the occupant to gently bounce cares away. They’re offered in sets of two, in four playful colors. $269. Crosley Furniture, (800) 815-4796, crosleyfurniture.com 3. CALL THE JETSONS Perched on tapered, Atomic Age legs, the Astrofire firepit can be configured to burn wood or propane/natural gas. Crafted from hand-rolled 14-gauge steel, it comes in seven colors. The 22"-wide pit has a tabletop option. $1,450–$1,750. Boxhill, (520) 909-6109, shopboxhill.com 4.…

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raised houses

MOBILE, AL / $440,000 A 1905 Arts & Crafts Bungalow on brick piers has a pyramidal roof, a broad, gas-lit front porch with large square columns, original tiled fireplaces, stained glass, period woodwork, and a back porch with a swing. RANDOLPH, NJ / $679,000 Tuttle Cooperage is a historic barrel-maker’s house dating as early as 1797, but with later additions. The oldest section of the National Register house is a summer kitchen in the English basement, with old brick floors, ceiling beams, a walk-in fireplace with a bee-hive oven, and iron cranes for cooking over the hearth. NEW ORLEANS, LA / $759,900 Raised basements were essential for homes in low-lying areas. With a deep bracketed roofline, this raised Italianate cottage features floor-to-ceiling windows, heart-pine floors, a grand arch between parlors, and period mantels and doors. APEX,…

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an old nantucket house

On Nantucket Island off the Cape Cod coast in Massachusetts, quaint cobblestone streets and sandy beaches make for a booming real-estate market. The high turnover threatens the island’s more than 800 pre-Civil War era homes. Every year, more are gutted and their original building materials carted away for disposal. Preservation is an uphill battle. So I’m happy to share a successful rescue. Esta-Lee and Harris Stone set out to find a historic home that needed restoration and protection. The 1809 house they fell in love with was in serious need of repair. It had most recently been a boardinghouse, and many elements had faded or been covered up. The very foundation required repointing and new stucco. Fireplaces and transoms had been boarded up; floors were dirty, scratched, and dull; plaster walls…