Roots of Home: Our Journey to a New Old House : Both an architectural feast and a field guide for creating new old houses, Roots of Home traces the development of today's traditional homes from the earliest colonial styles to the present in a visually stunning journey. Russell Versaci takes us back to the beginning, when our ancestors built homes that reflected their Old World roots tempered with New World realities. As they settled new territories, they carried the homes of their fathers with them like a touchstone. They sowed farms and towns with houses similar to the ones they left behind but suited to the new climates and materials surrounding them. Each old-house style showcased - from New England Colonial and Pennsylvania Dutch to French Creole and Spanish Mission - represents the cumulative history of generations of Americans adapting to their new home. With Versaci as your guide, you will see how yesterday's houses evolved into the classic homes we love today and you will learn how to create a new old house that evokes timeless character.
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