Period-inspired design is about using a time-tested design vocabulary, understanding proportion, and building with traditional materials. That’s true whether applied to a compatible addition for an existing house, or brand-new construction that honors the past.
Here, see 6 projects that "got it right"—and tour rooms inside. Three are additions that enhance the original homes. Three are new houses. While a “new old house” may be a near-replica of a historical style, these examples are unique interpretations of traditional building types.
This site offers easy-to-understand guidelines and, best of all, a series of real-world designs along with interior views. Compatible products and sources are just a click away.
Use these examples in discussions with your architect or builder.
They are not meant as "blueprints," since every site and house is different. Enjoy the tour!