Wainscot Repair

How to Repair Wainscot

Expert tips for wainscot repair.   Has your wainscot seen better days? In the Victorian era, wainscot in utilitarian spaces … Continue reading

Victorian Home Gutter

6 Steps to Clean and Repair Your Victorian Gutter

  Your Victorian home’s first line of defense against the elements is its roof’s gutter system. Ask any builder or … Continue reading

Just off the Great Room, this balcony has mahogany French doors that open to reveal a custom-made teakwood floor and a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: Mark Tanner)

Victorian Arts & Crafts Meets Mission Style: The Villa Rockledge, Part 3

With a similar jolt of creativity as the estate’s builder had, Jones immediately went to work on restoring Villa Rockledge … Continue reading

One of two turrets on the property, this one is made of sandstone rock over concrete with a red tile roof. Over the years, rain and wind have eroded the sandstone to give it a weathered look. (Photo: Mark Tanner)

Victorian Arts & Crafts Meets Mission Style: The Villa Rockledge, Part 2

Today the story of Villa Rockledge, a Victorian Arts & Crafts style estate, continues, as current owner Roger W. Jones’ … Continue reading

A view of the property from the beach reveals its rustic Mexican and Mediterranean façade. The restoration work Jones did on the exterior is evident. (Photo: Mark Tanner)

Victorian Arts & Crafts Meets Mission Style: The Villa Rockledge, Part 1

Villa Rockledge has been an object of adoration, from its inception to the present. Frank A. Miller, a renowned developer … Continue reading

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How to Restore your Victorian Home’s Curb Appeal, Part 2

Want to restore your Victorian home’s historic curb appeal? In “How to Restore your Victorian Home’s Curb Appeal, Part 1,” … Continue reading

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How to Restore your Victorian Home’s Curb Appeal, Part 1

Many a Victorian home has been stripped of its once-charming character that came from its original millwork, porch details and … Continue reading

This Victorian home's hung gutters catch water as it rushes over the eave (Photo: Jaimee Itagaki).

Home Restoration: DIY Wooden Gutter Repair Guide

Your home’s first line of defense against the elements is its roof’s gutter system. Ask any builder or architect: No … Continue reading

victorian home windows

Home Restoration: DIY Wooden Window Repair Guide

Your Victorian home’s original windows are more than just a noteworthy aesthetic feature—they’re also a vulnerable but important part of … Continue reading

Once part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, Woodlawn was nearly destroyed by an 1896 hurricane—but not this time. Carefully maintained by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Woodlawn suffered only minor landscape damage due to Hurricane Sandy. (Photo: Woodlawn in 2003 by William Thornton, image public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Victorian Home Restoration: Why Keep Wooden Windows

Contractor Hank Handler was finishing up “routine maintenance” on the original windows at Woodlawn, an 1805 home in Alexandria, Virginia, … Continue reading



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