I received Restoring a House in the City about a month ago. Written by former House & Garden editor Ingrid Abramovitch the book is a collection of twenty-one town houses, brownstones, row houses in small towns and cities in the U.S. and Canada. I’ve spent the last few weeks flipping through the pages envying the amazing transformations. Styles range from more modern renovations to country infusions or my new favorite style term that means country but cooler; Ruralist (coined by House Beautiful) .
The book remarks on a new generation of home owners who love creaky floors and appreciate the significance of preserving historical architecture. I share this sentiment. It’s what drives me to push on with my own renovation. The amazing history and stories that these buildings hold can not be lost.
The glossy pages full of glam interiors will seduce you. The book also offers helpful information on architecture styles, renovations tips, and salvage resources. I really enjoyed the restorations notes and was thankful it wasn’t just all eye candy. Below just a few of my favorite interiors from the book.
Everyone that comes over and flips through the book immediately says, I need to buy this book for my husband/wife for Christmas. It’s a goodie. Buy it now at amazon.com.