Creating A New Old House: Yesterday's Character for Today's Home by Russell VersaciCreating A New Old House: Yesterday's Character for Today's Home by Russell Versaci

Creating A New Old House: Yesterday's Character for Today's Home

byRussell Versaci

Paperback | January 2, 2007

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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.
No BioRussell Versaci has been practicing traditional architecture for two decades. His firm, Russell Versaci Architecture, is noted for creating thoughtful, carefully executed designs for period-style homes that reflect a mastery of history. His first book, "Creating a New Old House," promotes the author's "Pillars of Traditional Desi...
Title:Creating A New Old House: Yesterday's Character for Today's HomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10.88 × 9.25 × 0.5 inPublished:January 2, 2007Publisher:Taunton PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1561587923

ISBN - 13:9781561587926

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Table of Contents

Reviving the Classic Homes of the Past
California Spanish Colonial Revival
Rocky Mountain Ranch
Spanish-Pueblo Adobe
Midwestern Greek Revival
Connecticut Valley Colonial
Pennsylvania Dutch Farmhouse
Hudson Valley Greek Revival
Maryland Tidewater Plantation
German Stone Farmhouse
Cape Cod Cottage
Southern Piedmont Farmhouse
Southern Antebellum Plantation
French Creold Cottage
Texas German Ranch
French Colonial Plantation House
Craftsman Arts and Crafts Bungalow
Colonial Revival Shingle Style

Editorial Reviews

"People love old houses. Versaci explains why, and shows what it takes to create such enduring quality in home design today" --Philip Morris, former Senior Architecture Editor, Southern Accents "Versaci presents a masterful survey of the best in new, historically inspired homes...and shares the techniques that architects use to achieve historical resonance and emotional impact." --Clem Labine, Editorial Director, Traditional Building "The quality of the architecture presented in this book is excellent." --Andres Duany, architect, founder of New Urbanism, Duany Plater-Zyberk & amp; Company