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Creating a New Old House (eBook)

Creating a New Old House (eBook)
by Russell Versaci
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Here is the best of both worlds: New houses with old world sensibilities. In Creating a New Old House, architect Russell Versaci shows you that it is possible to design and create a new house that looks and feels like it has always been there.

Versaci explores how architects, builders, and craftsmen are reinterpreting the traditional American house. Through photographs and engaging text, discussions of history and craftsmanship, and sidelong glances at the workings of real old houses, Versaci explains how traditional houses go together and what gives them their unique design appeal.

  • Features 17 new, old-style houses -- from colonials to farmhouses -- from all over the country
  • Versaci identifies Eight Pillars of Traditional Design that create a solid foundation for combining authentic, traditional design with livability to create homes that feel old yet work for the demands of modern family living.
About the author
Russell Versaci, is an accomplished residential architect who has spent two decades in professional practice designing traditional houses. Recognized for his expertise by his peers in traditional design, Versaci is a founding member of the Institute for Traditional Architecture, a select guild of architects dedicated to teaching the art and craft of traditional building.

'A book providing the guidance and details necessary to create a new/old house is long overdue. Russell Versaci writes with authority about the value of historical accuracy when creating a house with architectural integrity. He keeps the reader focused on both design direction and practical considerations.'

-- Barbara Sallick, co-founder and senior vice-president of Design, Waterworks

'Russell Versaci presents a masterful survey of the best in new, historically inspired homes. But he gives us more than pretty pictures; he also shares the techniques that skilled designers use to achieve historical resonance and emotional impact. And for owners about to build a new traditional home, this book is an invaluable guide to showing the level of design skill you should expect from your architect.'

-- Clem Labine, editorial director, Traditional Building
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Here is the best of both worlds: New houses with old world sensibilities. In Creating a New Old House, architect Russell Versaci shows you that it is possible to design and create a new house that looks and feels like it has always been there.

Versaci explores how architects, builders, and craftsmen are reinterpreting the traditional American house. Through photographs and engaging text, discussions of history and craftsmanship, and sidelong glances at the workings of real old houses, Versaci explains how traditional houses go together and what gives them their unique design appeal.

  • Features 17 new, old-style houses -- from colonials to farmhouses -- from all over the country
  • Versaci identifies Eight Pillars of Traditional Design that create a solid foundation for combining authentic, traditional design with livability to create homes that feel old yet work for the demands of modern family living.
About the author
Russell Versaci, is an accomplished residential architect who has spent two decades in professional practice designing traditional houses. Recognized for his expertise by his peers in traditional design, Versaci is a founding member of the Institute for Traditional Architecture, a select guild of architects dedicated to teaching the art and craft of traditional building.

'A book providing the guidance and details necessary to create a new/old house is long overdue. Russell Versaci writes with authority about the value of historical accuracy when creating a house with architectural integrity. He keeps the reader focused on both design direction and practical considerations.'

-- Barbara Sallick, co-founder and senior vice-president of Design, Waterworks

'Russell Versaci presents a masterful survey of the best in new, historically inspired homes. But he gives us more than pretty pictures; he also shares the techniques that skilled designers use to achieve historical resonance and emotional impact. And for owners about to build a new traditional home, this book is an invaluable guide to showing the level of design skill you should expect from your architect.'

-- Clem Labine, editorial director, Traditional Building
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SKU HDS67077685
Table Of Contents Introduction

Reviving the Classic Homes of the Past

A PORTFOLIO OF NEW OLD HOUSES

CALIFORNIA SPANISH COLONIAL REVIVAL
Recapturing the Romance of Spain

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANCH
River House in Big Sky Country

SPANISH-PUEBLO ADOBE
Reviving a Primitive Power

MIDWESTERN GREEK REVIVAL
An Honest Prairie Farmhouse

CONNECTICUT VALLEY COLONIAL
Relocating a Relic

PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH FARMHOUSE
A New Farmstead with a Past

HUDSON VALLEY GREEK REVIVAL
Building by the Book

MARYLAND TIDEWATER PLANTATION
Preserving History

GERMAN STONE FARMHOUSE
Bringing a Farm Back to Life

CAPE COD COTTAGE
A House of Salvaged Bones

SOUTHERN PIEDMONT FARMHOUSE
A New Farmhouse for an Old Village

SOUTHERN ANTEBELLUM PLANTATION
Proper Southern Manners

FRENCH CREOLE COTTAGE
A Weathered Bayou Cottage

TEXAS GERMAN RANCH
Sunday House on the Prairie

FRENCH COLONIAL PLANTATION HOUSE
A Portrait of Louisiana Heritage

CRAFTSMAN ARTS AND CRAFTS BUNGALOW
House of Fine Woodworking

COLONIAL REVIVAL SHINGLE STYLE
New England in the Northwest

Directory of Architects
Intro No
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Author Russell Versaci
ISBN 978-1-62710-738-9
Publication Year 2003
Pages 224
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Drawings No
Video Download No
Other Formats 70845
Cover PDF Download
Format eBook (PDF)
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