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OLD-HOUSE LIVING

Learn about living in and old house in these articles from Old-House Journal.
A California Bungalow Renewed

Thanks to a few fortunate coincidences, a California couple was able to create the ideal bungalow for their young family.
A California Bungalow Renewed

A House of Many Stories

The search for the history of a house.
A House of Many Stories

A Place for Everything

The junk drawer is a survival kit.
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A Queen Anne Duplex Conversion

A Massachusetts family turns a Victorian-era duplex into a winning single-family home.
A Queen Anne Duplex Conversion

A Thoughtful Bungalow Restoration

A Seattle couple finds that taking it slow with their restoration reveals ideas—and a gem of a finished product—that were worth the wait.
Thoughtful Bungalow Restoration

An Arts & Crafts Gem Restored

Architect Will Price's Arts & Crafts home in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, gets a new lease on life thanks to a thoughtful—and meticulous—restoration. Online exclusive: Read more about Rose Valley and other Arts & Crafts communities.
An Arts & Crafts Gem Restored

Artists in Residence: A Converted Queen Anne

A California couple enlisted their creative zeal—and a few of their friends—to doctor a decommissioned hospital.
Artists in Residence: A Converted Queen Anne

Benediction




Best Old-House Discoveries

Revisit our favorite unexpected old-house finds in this special archive.
Guide to Period-Appropriate Paints

Big Believers in Small Houses

A neighborhood rediscovers the charm in their bungalows.
Big Believers in Small Houses

Blue Ridge Rescue

Seeing promise beyond the grime and a sinking foundation, Arthur and Zee Campbell restored color and craftsmanship to an 1820s North Carolina farmhouse.
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Confessions of a Stripper

One old-house owner's simple quest to bare her woodwork becomes an obsession that takes its toll on time and tempers.
Confessions of a Stripper

Discovering Comfort

Foursquare, Tudor Revival, Mission, bungalow. All are familiar terms today, but 30 years ago these houses were snubbed by architectural historians as unworthy of study.
Discovering Comfort

Experiencing History

Web exclusive commentary on Old-House Living: A Family Affair from our editor.
Experiencing History

For the Love of Lemma

A May/December bond between distant cousins grants a reprieve to a New York Queen Anne.
For The Love of Lemma_t

Gamble House Sitters for a Year

Two architecture students get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to live in an iconic Arts & Crafts residence and discover there's much to learn from its thoughtful, detailed design.
Gamble Housesitters

Ghost Catcher

I think the spirit of the previous owner is at peace, but I wonder if someone else who lived here is not...
Ghost Catcher

Gypsy Life

Old houses and old dogs seem to go together.
Gypsy Life

High and Dry

Dewatering and resupporting a piece of Minnesota history.
High and Dry

Historic Hotels That Welcome Four-Legged Guests

Some historic hotels welcome pets as guests.
Four Legged Guests

History Lessons: Discovering a Bungalow's Past

Doug and Faith McDaniel's diligent research into the history of their 1915 bungalow paid off with a surprising discovery.
History Lessons: Discovering a Bungalow's Past

Home Sweet House Museum



Home Sweet House Museum

Home Tour: A House of Her Own

The restoration of a Massachusetts Colonial Revival home signals the rebirth of its owner as well.
Home Tour: A House of Her Own

Home Tour: Definitively Deco

For more than 30 years, architect Thomas Thixton has been steward to one of America's earliest examples of this ultra-Modern house style.

Online Exclusive: See more Art Deco architecture in our virtual tour of 5 of Tulsa, Oklahoma's landmark Deco buildings.
Home Tour: Definitively Deco

Home Tour: Living in Colonial Williamsburg

An unusual old-house rental in Colonial Williamsburg brings history up close—and very personal.
Home Tour: Living in Colonial Willaimsburg

How Lucky We Are

6 things to love about old houses
How Lucky We Are

How To Survive a Home Inspection

A home inspection is one of the most crucial steps on the path to old-house ownership. Here's how to use it to determine if you should take the plunge on that fixer-upper.

Online Exclusive: Share your home-inspection concerns in our special forum.
Home Inspection

Humrich Maneuver

Mid-century houses on large lots are being razed around the country; one young Chicago couple stands firm on preservation's modern frontier.
Humrich Home

Li'l Buggers




Life in the Old-House Lane

An old house is a way of life.
Life in the Old House Lane

Living History: Restoring a Louisiana Plantation

An architectural historian breathes new life into a 19th-century planter's home.
Living History: Restoring a Louisiana Plantation

Living in Colonial Williamsburg Photos

Colonial Williamsburg rebuilt the tavern-turned-home where Bill Barker lives to its exact 18th-century details and proportions on its original foundation, which dates to the early 1700s.
Living in Colonial Williamsburg

Meant for Each Other

A Gothic Revival and its owner, a match written in the stars.
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New Life for an Art Deco Townhouse

Cut up into apartments and falling into disrepair, an Art Deco town house reclaims its Jazz Age grandeur, thanks to the tireless efforts of one Chicago couple.
New Life for an Art Deco Townhouse

Old House Romances: The Dark Side




Old-House Living: A Family Affair

A house with a presidential pedigree is a family treasure the owners aim to preserve for future generations.

Old-House Living: Restoration Lessons

A firsthand education helps one couple ease the pains of home work.
Restoration Lessons

Old-House Love Is Blind

When my future husband, Derek, gave me a ring, we'd only been dating for four months. Buying our first home was a repeat of that whirlwind romance.
Old House Love is Blind

Old-House Stars of the Silver Screen

A few old cinema houses hold especially warm spots in our hearts for featuring an old dwelling so crucial to the plot or ambiance it might have been featured above the stars' names in the credits.
Old House Stars of the Cinema Screen

Queen of the Special Order

To anyone who's ever waited in line behind me at the hardware store: I'm very sorry.
Queen of the Special Order

Real Photo Postcards

Candid photos of your house in an earlier guise may hide in collectible postcards

Restoring a Frank Lloyd Wright Farmhouse

Following the original plans, an Illinois couple returns a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian farmhouse to its former glory.

Online Exclusive: Check out our directory of Wright houses available for a night's stay.
Frank Lloyd Wright OHL

Rock Solid

Recognizing ageless structure beneath vines and crumbling mortar, Bob and Macon Hilton turned a 1790s estate on Virginia's western frontier into a family retreat.
Rock Solid

Salvage & Renewal in a Seattle Foursquare

Hidden under tacky alterations, a Seattle Foursquare was nearly lost in the neighborhood—until a pair of homeowners recognized its hidden potential and recaptured its charm.
Seattle Foursquare

Second Time Around




Star Treatment: A Picture-Perfect Hollywood Craftsman

Donald Weggeman and Odel Childress have a unique approach to earning the funds to restore their 1906 California Craftsman. They put the house to work in Hollywood.
Star Treatment: A Picture-Perfect Hollywood Craftsman

The Man Behind the Curtain

If you're impressed with the low-slung, rambling house in this issue's Old-House Living story and want to know more about the man who dreamed it up, check out our quick study on Chicago-area architect Edward Humrich.
The Man Behind the Curtain

The Young in the Old: A Family-Friendly Bungalow

For a budding family in Fort Worth, Texas, living in a historic house is just better.
Family on Porch

Visible Means of Support

Living in an 1871 house we are continually creating and changing living space.
Visible Means of Support

Wasting Away in Home TV-ville




Wild Nights

A true tale in which our heroine discovers the natural side of old-house restoration.

Wishing on a Star




Working Stiff

Earthquake forces are complex, but the methods for reinforcing houses can be relatively simple and good for storms, too.
Working Stiff












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