Author(s): Mark Alan Hewitt
The Vintage House is the first comprehensive survey of how to achieve truly compatible, stylistically resonant additions and renovations. The authors' expert perspective on dealing with historic buildings brings new ideas on design as well as problem-solving technologies. Included is advice on meshing sustainable building practices with an existing house.
required reading for vintage homeowners and enthusiasts reads like an entertaining conversation between friends, with a clear and heartfelt message at its core: Take care of the past and the past will take care of you. It is a welcome addition to the toolkit. --Lynne Lavelle (04/12/2011)
Mark Alan Hewitt, FAIA, architectural historian and preservation architect, practices in Bernardsville, New Jersey. His previous books include The Architect and the American Country House and Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Farms. Gordon Bock, former editor of Old House Journal, lives and works in Silver Spring, Maryland.