Parking is often a challenge for urban row house dwellers. If you have a newer home, or adjacent property, you might be able to enjoy the luxury of a garage or off-street parking. And, if you are lucky enough to have a garage, chances are, it will have a door, or a parking space gate. … Continue reading Distinguished Row House Garage Doors
I will start with a disclaimer. There are no wrong ways to decorate a row house (interior) of any size as long as the occupants can roam about freely. Safety is always first. Tripping over things and getting hurt is bad. That being said, the sky, or roof in this case, is really the limit … Continue reading How to Decorate a Small Row House
• Baltimore City Historic Society • Athenaeum of Philadelphia • Historic House Trust - New York City • Historical Society of Pennsylvania • National Parks Service - Technical Preservation Services • New York Historical Society • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission • The Bostonian Society Please note that listing a product or company here is … Continue reading RowHouse Magazine Resources: Research
The modification issue is really not all that easy to address which is why we haven't really talked about breaking out of the row before now. Neighbors' "improvements" are something people constantly have to deal with. When you're not attached, you can mostly ignore the changes if you don't like them. However, when you live … Continue reading Responsible Improving: Is It Possible to Think Outside the Box?
Behind the Georgetown house, where John and Elizabeth Edwards lived when he was an U.S. Senator, there is a quaint row of small homes. Facing a common walkway, lined with lush container gardens, 10 row homes are painted brick, in ever-so pale shades of blue, cream, green, beige and white. Shutters and traditional-styled lamps hung … Continue reading Renewal and Renovation on Pomander Walk, Georgetown, Washington D.C.
The Philadelphia Preservation Alliance offers free workshops for homeowners in Philadelphia. The workshops are a great opportunity to learn more about preserving and maintaining older and historic homes. The Alliance hosts knowledgeable speakers and offers supplemental materials for further research. A full schedule of workshops is listed on our calendar. Sara Sweeney, an architect and … Continue reading Making Your Older Home a Little More Green
We're so happy that John and Doris Sommo of Middle Village, New York, have invited us back to see how they're progressing. You may remember their bathroom remodel . The next big project they've tackled is renovating their kitchen and dining room. The original rooms in their home, a circa 1938, true row house, included … Continue reading Updating With The Sommo’s: Part II, The Kitchen