Hugh Howard

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A writer and historian, Hugh Howard has written over a dozen books about architecture. Aside from writing books, Mr. Howard has contributed to numerous publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, House Beautiful, Preservation and many others. He was also a researcher, writer, and scout for a series of television specials about historic homes hosted by Bob Vila and produced by A&E. Earlier, he was Vice President of the New York Times Book Company. He is an Attingham scholar and currently serves as a member on the board of directors of the Mark Twain House and Museum. Today, Mr. Howard lives in Hanover, NH, and spends much of his free time renovating a home in Upstate New York.

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JUNE 23, 2017 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Coffered Ceilings

Inspired by a Baroque and early Renaissance architectural style in which a roof's framework exposed overhead beams crossing at different angles, today's public buildings and private homes...

OCTOBER 15, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Find Out Which Renowned Homes Were Practically Uninhabitable

Pushing the envelope always entails risk. But much more often than you might have expected, works of architecture that succeed aesthetically ultimately end up failing to keep out the weat...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Historic Paint Colors: New Insights and Ideas for Owners of Centuries-Old Homes

The gasp was audible. On entering the dining room at Monticello in late 2011, the chatter abruptly ceased as the tourists took in the brilliant yellow walls. The hue—chrome yellow, to be ...

JANUARY 5, 2012 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila's Guide to Historic Paint Colors

Consider these paint color options to preserve the historical accuracy of your home.