Architectural Details

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A beautifully illustrated history of the American home from 1900 to the present. | Via

Decades of American Homes

Usually manufactured with high-density polyurethane, faux wood beams are made to look just like the real thing. See how five bloggers got the authentic look--affordably--in their own homes.

5 Ideas for Faux Wood Beams

Interior designer Gail Claridge converted a mid-century horse barn into her home. Former stalls now hold bedrooms and baths behind sliding doors.

11 Inspirational Barn Door Ideas

Rebar and salvaged beams create a rustic railing.

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Craftsman-inspired cabinets by Medallion feature a mix of glass-front styles, adding interest and intrigue in this kitchen redo.

Green Building Expert's 1931 Colonial Revival Redo

Windows added in this stairwell channel light inside and through awning-style interior windows in a child's bedroom

A Four-Year Remodel for a 21st-Century Craftsman
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    Susie F.

    Love Indoor Windows!

Oversize sliding barn doors in turquoise make a bold statement and keep this hall laundry space out of sight when not in use. | Via

Home: The Laundry Room

Lots of rolling barn door hardware styles to choose from at Rolling Door Designs.

Design Inspiration: Rolling Barn Doors + Giveaway - Jenna Burger

Employing the design "rule of three," a clay-red accent color is repeated three times: on the roof tiles, on the lower edge of the slatted gable, and at the base of the columns. This highlights key features and keeps the eye traveling from the bottom of the house to the top. | Photo: Courtesy of Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects

Curb Appeal Ideas for More Street Cred

Sliding barn doors in this house by LeGault Homes appear to be outfitted with metal trim, but it's really metallic gray paint--a more affordable option. | Via

House Crashing: The Whole Show –

Sliding barn doors in this house by LeGault Homes appear to be outfitted with metal trim, but it's really metallic gray paint--a more affordable option. | Via

House Crashing: The Whole Show –

How about these industrial-style chairs and steam-punk breakfast-bar supports? Via

Cozy Industrial Home Tour -

The addition's roofline echoes the side-facing gambrel roofs and has a bumpout with shingles to match those added to the existing dormers.

Bumping up the Charm

Southern Living is challenging home improvers to rethink lattice. Show here: a breezy side entry to a sunroom with Moorish arches that invite guest in.

Decorating Resolution 12: Rethink Lattice

Which kind of molding suits your house best? Check out this chart from WindsorOne, a made-in-the-USA fabricator with a huge selection of historically accurate interior and exterior trim.

WindsorONE Document Library
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    Monica Donohue

    Awesome resource for molding and trim

Experience this guided, interactive and immersive 360 Virtual Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, Spring Green, WI including his house, studio, school and estate.

take an interactive tour of frank lloyd wright's taliesin

Bridging the dormer roofline created a spot for another pair of windows. Now the space multitasks as a dressing room, a guest room, and a reading aerie. | Photo: Anthony Tieuli

Charlestown 2014 House, After: Worth the Wait

Fresh take on sliding barn doors in a modern Washington state farmhouse with interior design by h2 design + build.

MODERN FARMHOUSE - H2 Design + Build

Reputed to the be the oldest operating inn in America, The Wayside Inn is an historic landmark located in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

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Gorgeous vintage lockset as seen on Claire's Field Notes.

Claire's Field Notes

Herringbone brick floor by Dovetail Homes, Atlanta, GA

New England Inspired
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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’