Old House History to be exact. All Old Houses have a story to tell…one that’s been decades in the making, and told from lives of an almost forgotten era.
These stories play out differently across the globe – by location, neighborhood, workmanship, generations that have passed through your front door, and even down to the historic materials used to construct your Old House!
As Old House lovers and caretakers, we should seek to embrace and honor this history…not erase it.
Old Houses just have a certain charm and character! That’s why Old Houses are so desirable and sought after. For many reasons, we just don’t build houses like we used to! Whether it’s time, or profit driven, loss of trade/ skills/art, we just don’t seem to value “Old House character” anymore…I don’t know why. One thing I do know is, it’s a shame. Continue reading “Historic Preservation: Retaining and Restoring Old House Character”
This week we continue the restoration of The Eiting House (c.1890), located in Ann Arbor’s Old West Side Historic District. After 8 long years, it’s finally time to give this old kitchen some love. We’ll be performing a complete overhaul of the kitchen, bringing it up to modern standards, and adding some modern conveniences along the way. Continue reading “My Old House”Fix” Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel: Part 1 – Pre-Planning”