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Dan Cooper is a well-known author, and has published over a thousand articles on the subjects of antiques, architecture, preservation and historic interior design. His first book, New Classic American Houses, was published by The Vendome Press. Dan is also President and CEO of Cooper Lace, has designed and sold historic lace curtains for twenty four years, providing them to private homes, museums and film sets. Dan is also recognized as a leading authority on the subject of historic carpeting.
Homeowners really have two choices. One is to re-create how the paint looked when it first went on 200 years ago. The other is to make it look like it’s lived there for 200 years.
You thought you had it all figured out: Colonial houses were those built before the American Revolution, Federals were those built after the Revolution, but before Greek Revivals, which were the ones with the big, white columns out front, and then came Victorians.
Curb Appeal is a series of not-so-scholarly musings on historic architecture as seen from the street during the authorâ€™s ramblings around the Northeast.
May 4, 2007
I may not yet be able to fully appreciate the antiquity of an old property, but I’ve come to understand and value what it means to live in an antique home
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Antique Homes Magazine staff writer Mark Sullivan enjoys writing about a variety of subjects relating to historic topics of interest.