I was recently interviewed by Harry Helmet about old houses and why they matter so much. Here’s a short excerpt of the interview for my favorite folks. You can read the whole interview here.
“Scott Sidler loves old houses – so much so, in fact, that he’s built an entire business around restoring them.
Each time he starts working on an old house, Scott says he gets excited about the discovery that happens during a renovation.
“I feel like a time traveller seeing things that have been covered up for decades or centuries,” he says. “They are built so well and so beautifully that I can’t help but be in awe of them.
The president of Austin Home Restorations and founder of The Craftsman Blog recently checked in with us to share the insight he’s gleaned from working on historic homes over the years. Here’s what he had to say:
Can you tell us the story behind The Craftsman Blog?
I started the blog in 2011 as a way to answer common questions my restoration clients had. Instead of writing detailed email explanations, I thought it would be helpful to have them posted online so the clients could read them if and when they wanted. Soon, I was blogging every week and had a growing following of folks from all over the world who would never be a client of mine but who loved their old houses and wanted to save them.”