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Architectural Details

Period-appropriate finishing touches and style elements to add beauty and value to your home.

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Architectural Details

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Herringbone brick floor by Dovetail Homes, Atlanta, GA

New England Inspired

Rustic homes call for equally relaxed wood garage doors. Shown: Carriage House Door Co. model 3020K insulated wood sectional with reclaimed barnboard, $5,000;

All About Garage Doors

Add a finishing touch to your garage door with a pergola like this one with arched brackets by Three River Stone.

How to Replace or Revamp Your Garage Doors

Arched wood garage doors with divided-light windows and herringbone panels give this home the look of a Victorian-era stable. Shown: Northwest Door Heritage Classic model C008C sectional insulated western red cedar, starting at $3,000;

All About Garage Doors

Check out the magnificent renovation of the famous schoolhouse featured in Hitchcock's "The Birds!" | via Houzz

Houzz Tour: Meet the Schoolhouse Saved By ‘The Birds’

Three shades of gray bring out the stunning details in this Pennsylvania reader's Italianate.

Readers' Clever Upgrade Ideas That Wowed Us IV

Actress Jordana Brewster’s amazing A-frame home, featured in In Style Magazine.

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Stripped to the essentials, this translucent glass door is reminiscent of a Japanese shoji screen. Shown: Avante Collection sectional with frosted glass in a bronze, anodized-aluminum frame, starting at $1,500;

All About Garage Doors

Learn how to make or replicate your own authentic reproduction moldings with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.

How to Replicate Molding Profiles

Cabinet corners don't have to be plain, straight edges. Here, a half post marks the transition between cabinets of different depths. Shown: Colonial-style "split-leg" in painted maple, about $500; available from Front Row Kitchens. | Photo: Laura Moss

All About Kitchen Cabinets

It's never too soon to finally add that master bedroom balcony! | Photo:

A glass artisan in the neighborhood handcrafted a custom transom and matching sidelights for the remodeled entryway. | Art-Glass: www.giacomosstain... | Photo: John Gruen

A Private and Inviting Front Yard

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The architect was able to achieve a higher ceiling in this family room, without changing the exterior roofline, by lowering the floor. | Photo: Laura Moss

A Seaside Cottage Looks Small, Lives Large

A new family room blends in with the old spaces by incorporating their architectural features and finishes: Moorish-style arched openings, cove and tray ceilings, off-white plaster walls, and inlaid wood floors. | Photo: Lisa Romerein

The Art of the Seamless Addition
  • Lisa Steadman

    Those are actually called a Tudor arch. Moorish arch is more horse shoe like.

Former barn stalls now hold bedrooms and baths behind sliding doors. The low-care floor is blackened brick topped with polyurethane. To bring in more light, the owners added windows along the length of the raised roofline. | Photo: Mark Lohman

Homes That Make Us Just So Barn Proud

Steel tension rods and pipes reinforce the roof, and a steel beam helps hold up the master suite. Cable railing echoes the lines of the barn wood and metal alike. | Photo: James Yochum

Homes That Make Us Just So Barn Proud

An original support beam, tilted to give wagons turnaround space, is joined by a new steel beam and found art. | Photo: James Yochum

Homes That Make Us Just So Barn Proud

Tongue-and-groove paneling dresses up a guest room and office area.

A 1900 House With a Comeback Story

The former living room fireplace wall is opened up with a wide passageway to the kitchen; rectangular columns help shore up an enclosed support beam. | Photo: Mark Lohman

A 1900 House With a Comeback Story

A fireplace was moved to the outside wall during this renovation. The exposed brick is framed with molding in the manner of nearby homes of the same vintage.

A 1900 House With a Comeback Story

Arched pergolas frame the carriage-style doors of this two-car garage by Three River Stone. Via Houzz.

Key Measurements for the Perfect Garage

Who wouldn't be enchanted by this late-19th-century gem's gingerbread facade, four porches, six floor-to-ceiling windows, and mansard roof?

Readers' Picks: Your Favorite Featured Houses

For a classic Mission-style look, consider the eight-panel radius-top Model A1308 prehung door, with Knotty Alder grain, from the Aurora Custom Fiberglass Collection, starting at $4,500; |

All About Fiberglass Entry Doors