Why Everyone Loves the Idea of a New Old Home
P. Allen Smith built a new home with an old soul in 150 days for $150,000. Steal his notes here.
This home, once destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, was designed to look like a 1930s New Orleans home. It’s newness is totally disguised with the tall windows, matching operable shutters, front porch and the curlicue millwork.
Using local stone on the façade mixed with shingles imitates a home that has been added onto over time. The dark metal roof also helps tone down the house’s newness.
Fish Camp Kitchen
Even a new kitchen can look old. Boat loads of warm copper with utilitarian open steel shelving in lieu of traditional cabinetry remind of an old-time concept of efficiency that today’s roomy kitchens have forgotten. Luckily, Architect Wayne Good remembered it when he built his own new Maryland kitchen.
The Dog Trot
Texas architects, Lake Flato, made a great Southern home style even better. They took the dogtrot renown for being a self-cooling home in the heat of our summers and built this one using only pre-fab materials on this Texas lakeside.
English Country House
Small paned windows and a detailed lime wash keeps anyone from betting that this is a new house designed by Peter Block.