Category Archives: Inspiring Revivals

Undoing Replacement Windows (and going back to steel)

A nice article about a couple of New York homeowners undoing a prior owner’s work. Their new 1920s Tudor needed some work and “…it had some unfortunate updates… the windows were high-tech modern replacements.” Their real estate agent probably didn’t … Continue reading

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A great article in today’s New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/28/garden/old-windows-find-a-following.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&ref=garden Old Windows Find a Following July 28, 2011 By Katie Zezima Needham, Mass. Barbara Jones had one stipulation when she was renovating her 1794 farmhouse: keep the original windows. “For me, it’s aesthetics,” Ms. Jones said as she opened … Continue reading

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Recreating a small corner of the Ambassador Hotel

An interesting feature on the LA Times site about the recreated moderne Coffee Shop at the former Ambassador Hotel site. Designed by notable architect Paul Williams in 1949, it was one of the few pieces of period design retained or … Continue reading

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Inhabitated but unrestored

An interesting article in the New York Times about a formerly abandoned clubhouse that has been made into a very interesting home by cleaning up lots of pigeon droppings, but little actual restoration: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/garden/09selma.html?hpw#

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Inspiring Revivals:The Cosmopolitan Hotel

This week, I came across news of the upcoming reopening of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in San Diego’s Old Town State Historic Park. While I haven’t had a chance to see it in person, what I have seen online is quite … Continue reading

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