Many folks buy old homes for their unique character. Even the home that fit neatly into a particular style categories represented a great deal of creative imagination, particularly when designed by the best architects. One of the best collections of unique homes in Minneapolis at the turn of the century was on Park Avenue. The [...]
Slowly stripped of much of its Queen Anne ornament over time, the MacKenzie House is still a neighborhood landmark. The house was built in 1889 by William K. Chapman for $5000. A that time a 16′ x 28′ barn was also built at the southeast corner of the property. Cost of the barn was $350. [...]
Love the character of vintage homes but hate putting up with the inconvenience? You don't need to choose between character and convenience. The Convenient Old House is about making sympathetic changes to accommodate modern living but without destroying historic character. We explore those changes, ideas, and products that make it possible to have a Convenient Old House.