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Restoring a House in the City: A Guide to Renovating Townhouses, Brownstones, and Row Houses wth Great Style Hardcover – Lay Flat, October 22, 2009
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"A must for any designer or real-estate junkie!" --Jonathan Adler
"An enticing portfolio of urban houses." --Penelope Green, New York Times
"From squeaky floors to coal-burning fireplaces, Ingrid Abramovitch's primer shows how to reconcile old urban dwellings' quirks with contemporary tastes through architects and designers' tips and nearly 400 color photos." --Sabine Rothman, Traditional Home
"Restoring a House in the City is a marvelous book packed with ideas. It's really charming, with 21 real-life renovations, everything from grand houses to brownstone fixer-uppers. Tips, design guide, glossary: this book will guide you through (a renovation)." --Margaret Russell, NBC TODAY Show
"Restoring a House in the City offers not only inspiration but hands-on practical pointers. Photographs of 21 historic residences, from a 19th-century charmer in Savannah to a minimalist makeover in Philadelphia, are supplemented by resource lists and invaluable advice, such as how to deal with a contractor." --Elle Decor
"This book is worth it for all of the ideas, resources, and wisdom-not to mention great decorating ideas." --Cynthia Kling, Huffington Post
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Top Customer Reviews
It was. The tips sections, by category, the index of resources are good tools. The photography is splendid and the taste in houses as well. This is an excellent book. I wish the costs of the projetcs had been part of the information provided, and that the properties had included a few more buildings renovated by owners for whom money was not really a concern.
Still, I recommend the book to anyone interested in the topic.
so the focus of it is clear yet diverse. As a furniture designer i found the interiors additionally of particular interest and an example of what America design should be.
This was pretty much the ONLY book that I could find that gave examples of this type of renovation. I was very impressed with the wide array of houses, and the information in the back that talks about the potential problems for renovating these homes. I could see this book being very useful (along with other restoration books) when and if we actually make the move.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This product is excellent, I would buy again from this seller.Published 4 months ago by Lazaro Dominguez
A beautiful, wondrous, fabulously illustrated book about various original brownstones. It gave me the feeling of a hot summers day licking chocolate sprinkled vanilla ice cream... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Donald Reith
If any of you are into reading this kind of a book I guess it is a pretty good book. Inspirations, not too one sided (shows modern and classic looks). I liked it.Published on June 5, 2013 by Dan
City homes present new rules for restoration and remodeling due to limitations of width and size ... it's always fascinating to see what other people have done. Read morePublished on January 31, 2010 by L. George
I gave this book to my 31 yr old son for Christmas. He moved to South Philadelphia a couple of years ago from Florida where he lived his entire life and bought an old Row House... Read morePublished on January 17, 2010 by Sue Landy
"Restoring A House In The City" is a love letter to townhouses throughout North America. Whether you're renovating or just admiring, Ingrid Abramovitch's insight will provide ideas... Read morePublished on December 19, 2009 by Susan Heath