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New Life for Old Houses
     

New Life for Old Houses

by George Stephen
 
This book shows exactly what to do if you want to put new life back into your old house--whether it's 50 or 150 years of age. Architect George Stephen explains basic design principles and architectural styles, tells how to protect unique details during the restoration process, how to select an architect, choose appropriate materials and colors, revive windows, doors,

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This book shows exactly what to do if you want to put new life back into your old house--whether it's 50 or 150 years of age. Architect George Stephen explains basic design principles and architectural styles, tells how to protect unique details during the restoration process, how to select an architect, choose appropriate materials and colors, revive windows, doors, porches and other details; restore interiors from ceiling to floor; and save energy through simple modifications. An updated edition of a classic handbook, this practical, easy-to-understand introduction to good design and rehabilitation contains 300 illustrations and an invaluable glossary of building terms. Unabridged republication of the edition originally published by The Preservation Press, Washington, D.C., 1972. New Preface. Introduction. Glossary of building terms. 300 illustrations.

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Revised edition of Remodeling old houses without destroying their character (1972). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891331490
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Series:
Landmark Reprint Ser.
Pages:
272

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