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on February 4, 2013
There is a trend now among flippers and re-"muddlers" to buy gorgeous old homes and then gut and "modernize" the interiors. As an old house lover from the early '70s, I remember hearing of the frustration of people who bought old Victorians only to learn they had been stripped of all character by previous remuddlers. Now that disgusting practice is rearing it's ugly head again. I cannot tell you how many beautiful old cottages and estates in my area have been purshased by people who watch way too much HGTV and have removed walls, put in ultra modern kitchens and baths and generally ruined the once proud houses they bought. If you own, or want to own, an old house and reSTORE it while still making it liveable, this is the magazine for you. I read every issue from cover to cover and find so many useful tips and techniques that I end up keeping every one. I cannot recommend this highly enough.