A CRAFTS­MAN imag­ined

Bet­ter lines, bet­ter pro­por­tions, bet­ter trim—and an Arts & Crafts house rises in the neigh­bor­hood. The ar­chi­tect–home­owner ex­plains de­sign con­sid­er­a­tions for seam­less makeovers.

Old House Journal - - Ohj - BY PA­TRI­CIA POORE | PHO­TO­GRAPHS BY GRIDLEY GRAVES

Prob­lem: nor do you want You to can’t build find on un­de­vel­oped the right old land. house Op­por­tu­nity: in the right neigh­bor­hood, Thou­sands of undis­tin­guished 20th-cen­tury houses await up­grades. In­creas­ingly, bland houses “with good bones”—and lo­cated in es­tab­lished neigh­bor­hoods—are be­ing re­designed. Be­cause the makeover shown on think­ing these pages about was a re­design. done by an ar­chi­tect for his own fam­ily, it of­fers lessons to oth­ers who are +

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