1885 Historic Makeover This video is somewhat elementary for this is the first video I created using a not so great program. This 1885 had undergone many changes over the years that totally destroyed any trace of architectural character. Unfortunately it is too late to put all these residents in jail where they belong. Fortunately [...]
Adding Victorian Decoration – Good or Bad?
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 [...]
Can Hope REALLY Rise from the Ashes in Ocean Grove?
Beautiful Historic Ocean Grove NJ, is a seaside resort town boasting street after street of beautiful, highly ornate Victorian buildings. This is the town that gives gingerbread ornamentation its name. Sadly on March 13, 2010 a devastating 4-alarm fire struck Ocean Grove NJ. The fire burned through nine structures, six were destroyed including the Manchester [...]
Circa Magazine Interviews Old House Guy
Circa Magazine is an online magazine featuring lots of great information and stories for the old house owner and lover. Elizabeth Finkelstein is the founder and published an interview about the restoration of my 1910 home. Check it out here: A Victorian Time Capsule in Freehold New Jersey and don’t forget to check out the […]
Historic House Restoration to be Admired
Historic house restoration in need! Many people would look at this 19th century house and admire it and be satisfied with it as you see in the photo. But Dan Miller, a retired teacher and his wife knew there was beauty hidden under the aluminum siding just waiting to escape. What wasn’t covered up with […]