Creating a New Old House

Creating a New Old House : Yesterday's Character for Today's Home

3.89 (142 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 
3.89 (142 ratings by Goodreads)

List price: US$24.95

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Here is the best of both worlds: New houses with old world sensibilities. In Creating a New Old House, architect Russell Versaci shows you that it is possible to design and create a new house that looks and feels like it has always been there.

Versaci explores how architects, builders, and craftsmen are reinterpreting the traditional American house. Through photographs and engaging text, discussions of history and craftsmanship, and sidelong glances at the workings of real old houses, Versaci explains how traditional houses go together and what gives them their unique design appeal.

Features 17 new, old-style houses -- from colonials to farmhouses -- from all over the country Versaci identifies Eight Pillars of Traditional Design that create a solid foundation for combining authentic, traditional design with livability to create homes that feel old yet work for the demands of modern family living.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 236 x 274 x 13mm | 1,021g
  • Newtown, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1561587923
  • 9781561587926
  • 431,821

Review quote

"People love old houses. Versaci explains why, and shows what it takes to create such enduring quality in home design today"
--Philip Morris, former Senior Architecture Editor, Southern Accents

"Versaci presents a masterful survey of the best in new, historically inspired homes...and shares the techniques that architects use to achieve historical resonance and emotional impact."
--Clem Labine, Editorial Director, Traditional Building

"The quality of the architecture presented in this book is excellent."
--Andres Duany, architect, founder of New Urbanism, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
show more

Rating details

3.89 out of 5 stars
- 142 ratings
5 33% (47)
4 32% (45)
3 26% (37)
2 9% (13)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X