Old Is the New Green
Eco chic is all the rage. But as these very different case studies show, the best way to stylishly protect the planet isn’t to build a new, energy-efficient palace—it’s to improve upon what you’ve already got.
When a retired Hingham couple wanted more elbow room, living in a historic house didn’t rule out lofty ambitions.
A young family painstakingly restores a Federalist home in Newburyport, keeping its heritage in mind—and intact.
The bumper stickers read “Gut Fish, Not Houses.” And as the Nantucket homeowner who helped inspire them has learned, in some historic neighborhoods, your remodeling team had better include a good lawyer.
Reusing antique building materials offers a forest-friendly alternative to modern resources
By filling your house with smart antique buys, you can show off your good taste and save the earth in the bargain.
A guide to auction hot spots around Greater Boston and beyond.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2007/10/fall-home-design-2007-old-is-the-new-green/