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Attic Floor insulation

Well it is that time of year... and I thought I should ask before I bought anything. Right now I have a very small amount of "rock wool" in…

Started by MartinLatest Reply

Insulating original windows

Hello! We are in the (long) process of restoring a 1930 bungalow that has 20-odd double-hung windows. My husband is repairing them himself,…

Started by Adrienne MLatest Reply

Color Selection Chart from 1920's

In items left by original owner we found this color selection chart. our home is a Gordon Van Tine catalog house but we feel that the color…

Started by Nick WylieLatest Reply

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Help Identifying House Type - Exterior Color Ideas

My wife and I just bought a 1925 stucco house with a slate roof.  We're more than excited to start making it ours! :)  I'm trying to identi…

Started by John

3 on Thursday
Reply by Sally Grin

Help! What house style is this 1908 home?

Thanks in advance for any information in regards to this house style.  Recently acquired. It was build in 1908 located in rural farming are…

Started by kathleen d

2 on Tuesday
Reply by kathleen d

What type of house is this?

Just bought an old house, I was told it was 'colonial revival'.  I have a picture of it from 1985 when it was put on the historic register…

Started by M Mccully

4 Jul 23
Reply by M Mccully

Help figuring out architectural style

Hello All, We are in the process of acquiring a very unique and peculiar home. The house in question was supposedly built in 1916 (though…

Started by Jeremy

8 Jul 16
Reply by caseypratt

1920 Foursquare exterior is boring! Suggestions for trim colors are welcomed!

Hello, everyone! This is my first time posting here about my "new" house (I was here about 3-4 years ago when I owned an 1857 Victorian).  …

Started by Jayelle C

8 Jul 14
Reply by StoneHouseGuy

New to the forum and new old home owner

Hi All! Glad to find a community of old home owners. Last weekend my wife and I bought our first home, a 1935 home (image attached). I'm…

Started by Will Eifert

8 Jul 14
Reply by Matt

Color Selection Chart from 1920's

In items left by original owner we found this color selection chart. our home is a Gordon Van Tine catalog house but we feel that the color…

Started by Nick Wylie

15 Jul 14
Reply by Matt

Pest control...

My little house has a tuck-under garage. I believe that's the weak point in the house as far as mice are concerned. I try to make it imposs…

Started by Vinnie Vinson

9 Jul 14
Reply by Cathy S Condon

Searching for a milk chute

I'm wrapping up a restoration project on a 1927 English Tudor. The house once had a milk chute - the interior door is still there but board…

Started by AnnaP

3 Jul 13
Reply by psychochix

Hello, new to the group

I am closing on my first home in a couple of weeks. The house was built in 1925 and i am in love with it. I am excited to get started on th…

Started by Beth Miller

5 Jul 13
Reply by StoneHouseGuy

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