There is something about antique homes that captures the imagination. Maybe it’s their pleasing proportions; maybe they remind us of a simpler time; or maybe we sense that these venerable old survivors that were built when our country was young have seen it all. But how many of us have bothered to listen to the stories that they tell or tried to understand what makes them tick?
Join Jim DeStefano, AIA, PE author of the recently published Antique New England Homes & Barns: History, Restoration, and Reinterpretation for an informative and entertaining program that will reveal the essence of antique New England homes – their history, why they were built the way that they were, and how to restore them without losing their character.
Learn to identify architectural features from different periods, how to design and strategize a restoration, and how to approach it systematically, from the timber frame to the fireplaces, millwork, windows, finishes, and landscaping.
Jim DeStefano, P.E., AIA, F.SEI is a structural engineer and architect with DeStefano & Chamberlain, Inc., located in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is a leading expert on timber frame structures and historic preservation and a frequent presenter of AIA Connecticut continuing education programs on a variety of topics. He is the author of Antique New England Homes & Barns: History, Restoration, and Reinterpretation, Schiffer Publishing.
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