Caring for Your Old House: A Guide for Owners and Residents
Judith Kitchen demystifies the questions surrounding what is historically significant in older homes, what is an appropriate rehabilitation, and when restoration is appropriate. She also includes down-to-earth discussion about the philosophy behind preservation with handy thumbnail descriptions of architectural styles that have been popular in the U.S.
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