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Farmhouse Refresh: An Antiques Dealer’s Clean and Simple Family Retreat on Shelter Island

Pre-marriage and pre-kids, antiques dealer Jonathan Burden and costume designer JJ Joseph spent summer weekends in a group share on Shelter Island situated off the eastern tip of Long Island, New York. Both are people who gravitate to the old and untouched, so they couldn’t help but admire the scraggly farmhouse across the way.”It had fantastic old trees and the house itself was always empty,” says Jonathan. “It was clearly a gem that needed to polished and that’s what I do.” Several years later, when friends reported that the elderly owners of the farm wanted to sell, the couple expressed…


Trending on The Organized Home: Life-Changing Organization Resolutions

This week on The Organized Home: the year in review, plus some “new year, new you” resolutions to help you get organized. Here’s a look: Above: “If you’re looking for motivation to kickstart a decluttering project this month, consider making a Netflix date to watch Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. After all, it’s like a free session with the world’s most famous professional organizer,” writes Fan. Read the rest of her review in Is Netflix’s ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ Life-Changing? Kind Of! Photograph courtesy of KonMari.com Above: Linh Truong, co-owner of Vancouver refill shop The Soap Dispensary, weighs in on making your…


Current Obsessions: New Year, New You

Current Obsessions: New Year, New You - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate a close action.…


TOH IS BACK! New Episodes Airing This Week

And don't forget!New episodes of TOH and Ask TOH  are available online every Sunday night at 7 P.M. EST and you can watch them for free, on-demand at ThisOldHouse.com! You can find new episodes of TOH here and Ask TOH here. Make sure you bookmark those pages. For even more ways to watch us on-demand, online, or on your mobile device, click here.    Questions? Leave a comment below! https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/toh-back-new-episodes-airing-week


North Carolina Federal | Save This Old House

North Carolina Federal | Save This Old House 2 × Wainscoting Staircase Wainscoting Staircase Courtesy of Preservation North Carolina Why save it? Though some of the interior walls were taken down to the studs by a previous owner, many of the house’s original architectural details remain, including paneled wainscot, six-panel doors, fireplace mantels, and built-ins. On the exterior, a two-story entry porch with fluted pilasters and clapboard siding are still intact. Shown: While plaster has been removed from some walls on the first floor, the original wainscot along the staircase—likely longleaf pine or poplar—remains. 9 × The Greek Revival Remodel…


‘The Simple Truth’: An Architect’s Historically Respectful Retreat in Provincetown

Built in 1802, the classic gable-front cottage in the Provincetown, MA, had everything Ezra Block and Jimmy Hung were looking for in a seaside retreat: an off-the-beaten-path location (down a quaint oyster-shell-paved lane), a generous flower and vegetable garden, and a free-standing shed large enough to host summer parties. Most important, the home offered unspoiled New England charm. “Shortly after we moved in,” Ezra recalled, “Jimmy remarked on how our little house was so ‘unique.’ As an architect, I could see that nearly every house on our street was, at one time, the exact same as ours, but most had…

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