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periodHomesReviving a Colonial-era house for modern living involves more than putting back missing pieces.

Should you think restoring a Victorian house or 1910s bungalow in the 1970s had its learning curves, consider what it’s like to resurrect an 18th-century house in the 21st century.While many of the old hurdles, like finding period-design hardware and paint colors, have gotten easier, working on a 300-year-old timber frame in the digital age brings another bag of challenges – not the least of which is how to thoughtfully blend pre-industrial craftsmanship and materials with modern sustainable building practices and energy efficiency needs.

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