Blog & News — Historic Homes

What Makes a Craftsman Bungalow? History, Color and Furniture Choices

Learn the history of the Craftsman bungalow, color schemes to choose, and best ways to decorate your beloved bungalow.

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What Makes a Victorian? History, Color and Furniture Choices

Learn about the types of Victorian homes, color schemes to choose, and best ways to decorate your Victorian treasure.

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What Makes an American Foursquare? History, Color and Furniture Choices

What is an American Foursquare? How to paint, decorate, style and furnish your historic home.

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The Right Furniture, Decor and Landscape for Your Historic Home - A Complete Guide

Victorian, Foursquare, Craftsman, Shotgun or Colonial Revival? Each of these classic American home types has their own history and style. Here's how to stay true when choosing a color scheme,  shopping for furniture and decor, and designing your landscape.

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Craftsman Style at the Movies

What does Doc’s 1955 mansion in Back to the Future and the house featured in Netflix’s recent hit thriller Bird Box have in common? Other than arguably great pieces of filmwork, both feature distinct and very beautiful craftsman style homes. But if you’re like me and tend to miss just how often the great American bungalow makes an appearance until someone reminds you of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Arts & Crafts house in the movie Inception, you’re not alone. Read on to be guided through a backlot tour of Hollywood’s obsession with the craftsman style bungalow. A brief history on the craftsman...

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