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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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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



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