Restoring Turn-of-the-Century L.A., Part 3

After Barbara and Andy Thornberg spent 35 years restoring their Eastlake-style Victorian home in Los Angeles, California, Barbara’s favorite room … Continue reading

Restoring Turn-of-the-Century L.A., Part 2

After 35 years of hard work and restoration, Barbara Thornberg is still in love—with her husband and her Victorian home … Continue reading

Restoring Turn-of-the-Century L.A., Part 1

Echo Park wasn’t the best part of Los Angeles in 1975 when a young couple moved to their Angelino Heights … Continue reading

Top 10 Renovation Books

We restoration professionals make it look easy. To you, it seems like we always know why there’s moisture coming through … Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Living in a Historic District

Interested in moving into an historic district, whether in Old Towne Orange or downtown Charleston or somewhere in between? Do … Continue reading

Restoration Story: An 1886 Queen Anne

Restoration can be a full-time job laden with chance and coincidence, as Cathie and Dennis Caldwell of Orange, California, have … Continue reading

Questions to Ask Your Historic Home before you Renovate

Before you begin renovating, take historical architects Mark Alan Hewitt and Gordon Bock’s advice and hunt for clues about these … Continue reading

Original Oak Front Door Drags, Makes Noise

Our 1905 house still has its original quarter-sawn oak door. We added stained glass for privacy because we’re close to … Continue reading