Above left photo: The “Senate” House at Hurley, N.Y. as it was when we found and bought it. The grounds comprise about two acres. Above right photo: Our work was principally one of restoration. The small-paned windows and old-fashioned door add much to the appearance of the house. Having atContinue Reading

After a day’s rubbing up against the world there is nothing more soothing than the atmosphere confined within the four walls constituting home, providing it be all that term replies. Tesselated floors, beamed ceilings, leaded windows, expensive fabrics, rare canvases, first editions, imported bronzes-none of these are necessary to thisContinue Reading

A Gothic cottage houseplan from the Godey’s Ladies Book for the year 1860. The houseplan is “From original design of Samuel Sloan, Architect, Philadelphia”.

  “The design here shown was planned for and built by a banker in Ohio. It is somewhat on the colonial order, as carried out by both the front and side porch and the interior treatment as well, with columned openings dividing the hall and parlor. A very charming featureContinue Reading

Exterior Color.-For the outside painting of country houses, quiet, neutral tints should generally be chosen. The various shades of fawn, drab, gray, and brown, are all very suitable. All the positive colors, such as red, yellow, blue, green, black, and white, should always be avoided. Nothing can be in worseContinue Reading