Fireplaces Through the Ages: Victorian Fireplaces

November 20, 2013 By Leave a Comment
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As we began to explore in our recent post on the Franklin stove, fireplaces have slowly evolved over the past 900 years – in the same way that architecture has – not only to keep up with changing needs and design trends but in order to offer increased efficiency and beauty. Continuing our series on the history of fireplace architecture, we’re…Read More

Historically Beautiful Brick

March 5, 2013 By Leave a Comment
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In an article entitled “Interior Brick: Paint it or leave it?” home makeover TV show producer Brian Flynn says that some brick is simply a sin to paint. Some brick is a sin to touch at all, especially when it comes to historic homes and buildings. Aged brick walls and features add incredible texture, character, and…Read More

Know the Whole Story Around Your Historic Home

December 10, 2012 By Leave a Comment
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If you live in a historic house or are renovating a historic home in New England, do you know the whole story around it? Knowing the history surrounding your home is a wonderful way to feel more connected to your community. But historic preservation is more than just learning when your home was built; it’s…Read More

An Inspiring Historic Home Restoration from This Old House

September 17, 2012 By 1 Comment
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There are many ways to modernize an older home without losing the historic value. This historic Newtown district home in Staunton, Virginia that was featured in This Old House serves as a wonderful example of the design possibilities. Before the 18-month renovation project began, the 18th century home had drafty windows, thin walls, knob-and-tube wiring,…Read More

Treat Mom to a Special Day Visiting Historic Homes in New England

May 9, 2012 By Leave a Comment
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  You know your mom doesn’t need any more “things” so why don’t you treat her to a special outing for Mother’s Day? We recommend spending the day visiting one of  Historic New England’s homes. Historic New England was founded over 100 years ago with the intent of preserving the cultural and architectural heritage of…Read More