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January | February 2003

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saving FALLING WATER

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taking a look at windows

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ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

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saving FALLING WATER

How a high-tech fix kept Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece from tumbling down

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taking a look at windows

They can be the most expensive feature in a house. Here’s how to get the most for your money

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ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Steve Thomas replies: No, but close. In 1991, at our Kirkside project in Wayland, Massachusetts, we were firsthand witnesses to a collision between modern taste and historical accuracy. After exactly the kind of investigation you describe, we found that the outside of the 1815 house, which had been painted white for many years, had originally been ochre with green shutters.
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HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

Finishing Drywall

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LUXURIES

Swedish Beauties

Antique or new, these tile stoves score high in looks and energy efficiency

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This Old House TV Project

here come the SUBS

As work in Winchester kicks into high gear, dozens of tradesmen descend on the house. Here’s an update on their progress

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Norm’s Notebook

It’s common on most major remodeling projects to replace at least some of the flooring. That’s certainly been true for every This Old House project we’ve done in the last 23 years. Sometimes it’s carpeting going over hardwood; sometimes it’s ceramic tile replacing sheet vinyl.
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LETTERS

You folks made my wife very excited. We realized that the Concord, Massachusetts, house featured in the November 2002 Save This Old House [below] was built by her ninth great-grandfather, Deacon John Wheeler. She is currently doing some family history on Deacon Wheeler and his family.
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HOME TECHNOLOGY

TVs Where You Want Them

How to bring a quality signal, via cable or satellite, to any room in the house

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A lesson in bathroom lighting

A designer explains the basics

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