A Glorious Renovation

Quality workmanship and architectural details never go out of style. See how the TOH crew brought a Queen Anne in Watertown, MA, back to life


Watertown Finale

As the This Old House crew applies the finishing touches to a stunning Queen Anne, the renovation may go down as the costliest in This Old House history—and also one of the most spectacular. By Brad Lemley

A New Old House

A family of five builds a house that possesses quality workmanship, modern convenience and—thanks to lovely architectural details salvaged from period structures—plenty of historic charm. By Richard Conniff

An American Craftsman

Tree framer Jack Sobon builds storybook houses using curved timbers known as crucks. By Brad Lemley

Dream House: Stone-Faced

At This Old House magazine's project in Wilton, Connecticut, dressing a concrete foundation with a fieldstone veneer gives the illusion of a solid-stone pedestal supporting the rambling Shingle Style house. By Jack McClintock

Classical Grandeur

Melrose, a gracious Greek Revival in Natchez, Mississippi, embodies an appealing combination of elegance and hospitality. And with its cross-ventilated design, the mansion even evokes practicality. By Jack McClintock

Poster: Bolts and Nuts

Check out these fancy threads as we go nuts for bolts. By Peter Jensen

Around the house

House Calls

Small Kitchen, Big Plan

The host of This Old House test-drives a rule-breaking "universal kitchen" at the Rhode Island School of Design—and likes the road ahead.


Saving the Ranch

A new kitchen is the key to making over a 1950s suburban classic. By Curtis Rist

Materials We Love

Feat of Clay

Brick's earthy elegance adds grace to patios and pathways. By Jack McClintock


Got Lead?

The right ways to deal with old layers of risky paint. By Curtis Rist


All About Eaves

Roof overhangs gives houses character and protect against the elements. By Curtis Rist


The Lien Machine

Sometimes a contractor doesn't work out, but you can still keep your renovation on track and avoid the sting of a mechanic's lien. By Michael Shapiro



Copper shingles keep a roof in mint condition. By Brad Lemley

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