ATGLEN, Pa. - Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. has announced the release of Antique New England Homes and Barns: History, Restoration, and Reinterpretation by Jim DeStefano, P.E., AIA, F.SEI.
 
Jim DeStefano is an engineer, an architect, a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute, and president of DeStefano & Chamberlain, which he founded in 1981 in Fairfield, Connecticut. DeStefano is a recognized authority on the restoration of historic structures and timber frame construction, and his projects have garnered numerous awards.
 
His book reveals the essence of antique New England homes and barns - their history, the people who built them, why they were built that way, and how to restore them, piece by piece, without losing their character.
 
He instructs readers on how to identify architectural styles from different periods, how to strategize a restoration, and how to approach it systematically, from the timber frame to the floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors, wiring, finishes, and landscaping.
 
The book is available in a hard cover binding for $39.99.
 
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