For 50 years, Old House Journal has been helping people repair, rehabilitate, update, and decorate their homes in classic style. We cover every American architectural style—from the earliest colonial-era buildings to mid-century ranches—and the wealth of Victorians and bungalows in between.
Our October 2023 Issue:
10 INSPIRED + TIMELESS
Birthday gifts for loved old houses, by style and era.
16 WINDOW SHOPPING
Old houses endangered: can you save one?
Longtime contributors do a Bungalow makeover.
28 Design Favorites from Our Archives
Images that continue to resonate and the lessons they hold.
34 THEY STILL MAKE
Bow windows with bent glass.
36 VINTAGE VISION
Tanglemoor, built in 1904: the Editor’s own unmuddling.
39 KITCHENS + BATHS
A classic early-1900s kitchen and pantry are reimagined.
44 We Tell Tales
Renovation successes and failures told by OHJ staffers.
52 SHOP TOUR
An Atlanta salvage store is
a well-organized resource.
54 TOOLS + MATERIALS
Handy items to have when starting a renovation.
The latest technology for storing energy at home.
61 OLD HOUSE DIYer
Illustrating how to wire a chandelier and hang a ceiling medallion.
67 SCREWED UP
Roofers apparently only covered up the problem.
69 SALVAGE IT
Saving houses in Wyoming.
73 DO THIS, NOT THAT
Jack with a solid base.
76 A Nest to Feather
Long-time subscribers, this St. Paul couple finish restoring their dream.
83 TIPS FOR A VINTAGE BATH
84 A Decorated Interior Endures
Preservation of high-style wall and ceiling decoration ca. 1920.
92 BEAUX ARTS LIGHTING & BEYOND
94 A Victorian Restored
A serial restorer brings back a Barber-designed Queen Anne.
100 STENCILING SECRETS
Row houses near Boston have lost their rhythm.
Also In This Issue
6 FROM THE EDITOR
110 AD INDEX
ON THE COVER: A period-perfect pantry and kitchen restored in a 1909 house. Photo by blackstoneedge.com
New Old House showcases new homes built with the integrity of yesterday and the modern innovations of today. This unique magazine features beautiful, traditionally designed homes, created to provide a classic feel. Included in these new-old homes are all of the modern conveniences, bringing together a great combination of the past with the present.
Now published annually, this beautifully photographed, popular look at newly built, but traditionally designed, homes combines the best elements of classical architecture and new construction, artfully weaving together the past and the present.
Some stories featured in New Old House Magazine:
A Farm Revisited
On a long, lean spit of land in Rhode Island, a farm’s roots are redefined.
Sound Cottage: A New Old House in Long Island
From the pages of New Old House Winter 2023: Looking to the past, an architect and an interior designer create a updated cottage on Fishers Island.
Architect J. Everett Schram infuses a new family home with centuries-old Creole soul—giving a nod to vernacular traditions and a tip of his hat to 20th-century Louisiana architect A. Hays Town, who embraced reclaimed materials and the look of age.
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