I really hate writing negative articles like this. I was contacted by several people in town that a historic house was in danger and being vandalized by a new homeowner. In a way it's funny that so many people were saddened by what this homeowner did and came to tell me as if I could [...]
Bedminster is a small well-to-do town in New Jersey. One would think that the town of Bedminster is fortunate to have a Historic Preservation Commission responsible for overseeing their historic buildings. Unfortunately the HPC in Bedminster does the opposite of preserving their historic assets. Opposite of what the residents of Bedminster and other town expect [...]
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.
I have read many blog articles about how to improve a house with the use of molding. Adding a cornice with cove molding, embellishing window and door casings etc. are some examples. These blogs say to take different types of moldings and put them together to create a more ornate appearance. This all sounds great [...]