By Russell Versaci

A person who yearns for an older home-but is daunted via the possibility of possessing one-will love this booklet. via inspiring pictures and interesting textual content, the writer describes what offers conventional houses their enduring attraction. the homes illustrate the inventive paintings of architects, developers, and craftsmen who're forging the circulate towards construction new houses that catch an old-home sensibility. Versaci identifies 8 Pillars of conventional layout that create a pretty good beginning for combining actual, conventional layout with livability to create houses that think outdated but dwell new.- encompasses a tremendous array of latest, old-house styles--from colonials to farmhouses--from all around the state.

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On the inside, a small sapling was wedged between each of the logs to make a more pleasing-looking interior finish, a traditional technique that the architects used for this new old house. A BLEND OF OLD AND NEW PARTS A rack of antlers, a symbol of old-fashioned pioneer traditions in the Rocky Mountains, is mounted above the front door as a welcoming gesture. The single-story ranch house is built of logs of lodgepole pine, which were probably harvested from the nearby mountainside. Like many late-nineteenth-century settlers’ cabins in the high valley, the log walls are notched and crossed at the corners.

The new breakfast room porch, built to replace the old porch, looks out to the creek. When the architects added on the new room, they left a casement window in the wall to provide a pass-through to the kitchen. New saddle-notched logs are used for the walls and ceiling beams, making this room look like the rest of the cabin. Notches leftover from old roof rafters leave traces of earlier construction, so the cabin Tells a Story Over Time. From the breakfast porch, the kitchen is visible beyond a pass-through created by a casement window that was leftover when the porch was added on.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANCH • 43 BARNS AND O UTBUILDINGS working western cattle ranch would not be complete without a full complement of barns and outbuildings. Among the existing buildings on the ranch that were saved, the old blacksmith’s shop and horse barn have been restored. The horse barn, built at the turn of the last century, is a classic western-style two-story barn made of hewn logs with a timber-frame hayloft above the ground-floor horse stalls. But the barn has been refitted as a game room and guest quarters with a homespun cowboy character.

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