Better than New

When fire destroyed their circa 1720 farmhouse, these homeowners vowed to rebuild even better. And they did



Split Decision

New dormers and a porch give a suburban relic a dose of farmhouse charm. By Curtis Rist


The Stalk Market

Interest in eco-friendly bamboo is booming thanks to its versatility and beauty.By Jeanne Huber


Classical Grass

A sun-filled conservatory may become the favorite room in the house. By Hope Reeves


Mind Over Money

Avoid the mental mistakes that send renovation costs through the roof. By Gary Belsky

By Design

Home Office Solutions

Your house's only profit center requires ample space and ergonomic design. By Curtis Rist


Tall Order

A complete overhaul makes 80-year-old columns good for another century. By Joseph Hurst-Wajszczuk


Wind Instruments

Peak chic: A stylish weather vane shouts your own message from the rooftops. By Joseph D'Agnese

Key West Project: The Home Stretch

After weeks of frenzied renovation, an embellished conch cottage heads for the finish line.By Jack McClintock

Building on Tradition

The fall TV project in Billerica, Massachusetts, takes shape—Victorian outside, info-agey inside.By Brad Lemley


When it comes to trees, planting the right species in the right spot defines and focuses a property.By Curtis Rist

Back Together Again

A fire in an 18th-century farmhouse gives its owner a chance to restore more than his home. By Brad Lemley

Dream House: Fitting Trim


n a home that sings with style, baseboard, crown and other mouldings supply the grace notes. By Brad Lemley

The Charge of the Tool-Belt Brigade

This Old House and a team of community volunteers overhaul a New England Colonial.By Joseph D'Agnese

Splendor in the Grass

In the land of shingled roofs, a thatcher finds a welcome niche to practice his Old World craft. By Jim Morrison

Poster: Window Dresser

Elegant latches, locks and lifts dress up simple sashes, making the view all the more pleasing. By Peter Jensen



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