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Row House Review – Sept ’17 Edition

While I'm in grad school, it's hard to write full length articles. However, I'm fairly active on Facebook. If you're inclined, please join us there. Meanwhile, I thought I'd share a digest of recent posts here. If you've got cats in your row house, you might be able to incorporate some of these ideas like … Continue reading Row House Review – Sept ’17 Edition


Repointing a Stone Wall with Lime Mortar

First and foremost, you can not use concrete / portland cement in any masonry work on a house built before 1850, and maybe even until 1900. It's worth asking a local mason to see what sort of bricks you have in your home. If they are new bricks and fired to be very hard, cement … Continue reading Repointing a Stone Wall with Lime Mortar

RowHouse Magazine Resources: Renovation & Restoration

Row houses come in every age. If you have an older row home and you wish to preserve the authenticity, the following resources may prove useful. 18th Century Restoration Adkins Architectural Antiques All About Shutters American Tin Ceiling B&B Hardware Ball and Ball Bauerware Cabinet Hardware Guardian Door House of Antique Hardware Liz's Antique Hardware … Continue reading RowHouse Magazine Resources: Renovation & Restoration

A Very Interesting Row House: The Dennis Severs’ House

I had quite the row house odyssey last night. I was collecting pins for the RowHouse Magazine Pinterest board (http://www.pinterest.com/bklynwebgrrl/rowhouse-magazine/) and came across this pin (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/29062360069384852/) about the Dennis Severs's row, or terraced, house in the Spitalfields neighborhood of London, UK. If you haven't visited my Pinterest board, please do. I often clip interesting row houses … Continue reading A Very Interesting Row House: The Dennis Severs’ House