Freeman’s Funeral Home in Freehold NJ, owns the property next door to them. On that property is the historic Christopher House. The Christopher House is a Greek Revival building that was built between 1830 and 1840 and the last of this type on Main Street. Although covered in plastic siding, the building was leased out [...]
Decorative concrete blocks were the rage in house building from about 1890's to the 1930's. These decorative concrete blocks came in an assortment of styles and sizes. They could be purchased from a local building supplier but most likely made right on the construction site. A concrete block machine could be ordered from the Sears [...]
Rules of Design - Your Answer to Everything The following is from "The Right Way to Use Trim in Old Houses" - Old House Journal Feb/Mar 2013, written by Brent Hull. Click here for full articleArchival Screenshot - retrieved on 04/19/18From: https://www.oldhouseonline.com/articles/the-right-way-to-use-trim-in-old-houses CloseClose. Ever wonder why you like old houses? Maybe there's a certain room [...]
Almost 99 percent of window shutters on homes are wrong resulting in very bad curb appeal. See if your shutters are bad and learn what to do right to make your home look its best.
Mistakes: Exterior Shutters Today vs Historic Shutters - What is Wrong and What to do Right Shutters are an important feature on a house. The goal of this website is to enable readers to make their house architecturally correct which would then be aesthetically pleasing. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of correct exterior window [...]