New England 2 2017 NEW RELEASES ANTIQUE NEW ENGLAND HOMES & BARNS: History, Restoration, and Reinterpretation Jim DeStefano, P.E., AIA, F.SEI • Comprehensive guide to restoring old New England homes and barns • Every piece of an antique home is dissected, explained, and put back together • In-depth information on how to identify architectural styles and strategize a restoration There is something about antique homes and their hard-working barns 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 they tell or tried to understand what makes them tick? This book reveals the essence of antique New England homes and barns—their history, the people who built them, why they were built that way, and how to restore them, piece by piece, without losing their character. Learn to identify architectural styles from different periods, how to strategize a restoration, and how to approach it systematically, from the timber frame to the floors, walls, and ceilings, windows and doors, wiring, finishes, and landscaping. Jim DeStefano, P.E., AIA, F.SEI , is a structural engineer and an architect. He is the president of DeStefano & Chamberlain in Fairfield, Connecticut, and a recognized authority on the restoration of historic structures and timber frame construction. Size: 8 1/2" × 11" • 334 color and b/w images • 200 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-5353-6 • hard cover • $39.99 AVAILABLE IN AUGUST Post & Beam Dreams Lisa Glennon ISBN: 978-0-7643-3793-2 $49.99 Living Barns: How to Find and Restore a Barn of Your Own Ernest Burden ISBN: 978-0-7643-2410-9 $39.95 Old New England Homes Stanley Schuler ISBN: 978-0-7643-0995-3 $35.00 OTHER BOOKS YOU MAY ENJOY!