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True Tales From Old Houses

Jun 17, 2024

This week's episode begins with some quick updates about Daniel's cottage and an announcement from Stacy. Stacy and Scott Sidler are co-authoring a book about energy efficiency and old windows. With the first draft nearly finished, the book is moving right along. Stacy and Scott hope it will become a handy and trusted...


Jun 10, 2024

This week's minisode is an emotional roller coaster.

First, Stacy and Daniel celebrate that the cottage is now for sale. Despite this exciting news, Daniel feels stressed about what comes next.

He laments that while the cottage is now spotless, his own home is a mess in the aftermath. Daniel believes that the volume of...


Jun 3, 2024

This week, a listener who owns a duplex wonders how to improve unsightly exterior paint issues while saving money to hire the pros. Stacy and Daniel offer DIY exterior painting tips and their thoughts on getting the job done safely and efficiently.

Later, Stacy and Daniel chat with KariAnne Wood from the long-running...


May 27, 2024

In this week's minisode, Stacy offers a few stories from her trip to Japan, and Daniel reaches a huge milestone with the cottage.

First, Stacy opens up about her connection to Japan and how seeing Mount Fuji nearly brought her to tears. 

After a funny interlude about Japanese snacks, Stacy brings it back to old houses...


May 20, 2024

This week, Stacy and Daniel answer a listener's question about the history of canvas ceilings and the feasibility of repairing them. 

Later, Brooke Young Russell from Evergreene Architectural Arts joins Stacy for a fascinating conversation about the technical aspects and limitations of architectural conservation and how...