Victorian decoration - gingerbread ornamentation and fretwork are features that make people stop and admire a house. It is these features that give a house that extra charm and character. The more ornamentation the better sometimes making the Victorian building look like it was on steroids. Victorian decoration. Victorian decoration is admired so that today [...]
The McMansion is a large home guilty of allowing homeowners to feel and flaunt their wealth while showing their lack of taste.
It breaks almost every architectural rule there is. Learn what’s done wrong and recognize good from bad architecture. [Read ]
Historic restorations are admired by most people but old houses are not for everyone. It takes a special person to appreciate and understand the workmanship of an old house. It takes someone even more special to rescue a neglected home and restore it to its former glory. If you’re reading this, you are that special [...]
Nicole Curtis of The Rehab Addict purchased this house for $1. An additional $140,000 was spent for its rehabilitation. The residents of Minneapolis wanted to demolish this house in favor of a beautiful empty lot. Thanks to Nicole’s fight this house was saved. I think it’s great that Nicole Curtis and her show, Rehab Addict [...]
BEFORE: Beautiful historic house before being vandalized with plastic siding. AFTER: All the charm and character of this historic house are now gone. This quaint Freehold NJ Main Street home was built sometime before 1901. It features original two-over-two windows with heavy designed window hoods on all sides of the house, real working shutters on [...]