Creating A New Old House

Creating A New Old House

Yesterday's Character for Today's Home

Book - 2003
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Featuring 18 homes, this guidebook by a Virginia-based architect offers ideas and techniques for instilling "core pillars of tradition" in new homes. Styles range from Craftsman Arts and Crafts Bungalow to Midwestern Greek Revival. Further features include color photos, house plans, and a directory of architects. 9.5x11. Co-published with the American Institute of Architects. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Here is the best of both worlds: New houses with old world sensibilities. In Creating a New Old House, architect Russell Versaci shows you that it is possible to design and create a new house that looks and feels like it has always been there.

Versaci explores how architects, builders, and craftsmen are reinterpreting the traditional American house. Through photographs and engaging text, discussions of history and craftsmanship, and sidelong glances at the workings of real old houses, Versaci explains how traditional houses go together and what gives them their unique design appeal.

  • Features 17 new, old-style houses -- from colonials to farmhouses -- from all over the country
  • Versaci identifies Eight Pillars of Traditional Design that create a solid foundation for combining authentic, traditional design with livability to create homes that feel old yet work for the demands of modern family living.

Through hundreds of inspiring photos and engaging text, the author describes what gives traditional homes their enduring appeal, and illustrates the creative work of builders who are forging the movement toward building new homes that capture old-home sensibility.

Publisher: Newtown, Conn. : Taunton Press, c2003
ISBN: 9781561586158
Branch Call Number: 728.370973 Ver
Characteristics: 218 p. : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Kvalsvik, Erik


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