Ingrid Abramovitch


I’m back on book tour this week with lots of exciting events related to Restoring a House in the City:


I’ll be talking about my book to the following radio outlets:

8 AM: Martha Stewart Living Morning Radio’s Morning Living

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Just on time for renovation season, I am back on book tour. I’ll be speaking in Manhattan on March 24 in an event organized by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. I’m hosting a breakfast-time townhouse renovation panel with interior designers Ellen Hamilton and Kathryn Scott, and architect Stephan Jaklitsch, at the D & D Building in NYC on April 13. Then I embark on a Southern tour: April 16-17 in Charleston, S.C. at the American College of the Building Arts’ Masters of the Building Arts Festival, and May 20 in Savannah, Georgia, in an event organized by the Historic Savannah Foundation and SCAD. All details are on the events section of my website.


I’m thrilled to announce that Restoring a House in the City has been named a finalist in the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, Home & Garden section. The winners will be announced at the BookExpo in New York on May 25.

The link and complete list of nominees is here:


Many thanks to Jenny at the wonderful blog Little Green Notebook for the Restoring a House in the City book giveaway, which ends February 4 at midnight. I love reading all the comments about the dream homes people would love to restore. As for me, I live in Brooklyn but wouldn’t it be fun to restore an old town house in Savannah or Charleston? And a farm house too, while I’m at it.


Ingrid appeared on CBC Television’s Steven and Chris Show on February 1, 2010. Watch her shopping at Toronto’s Post and Beam Reclamation for architectural antiques, then in studio with Steven and Chris discussing her book Restoring a House in the City and how to give any house the charm of an antique home. Here is the link:

NBC Today Show gift book pick

On December 15, Elle Decor editor-in-chief Margaret Russell picked Restoring a House in the City as one of her top holiday book picks.

December appearances

Brooklyn: Dec. 4 at the Grace Church School book fair; Dec. 5 at GRDN

Boston: Dec. 10 at the French Library

Check the events section for times and details.

In Honor of Halloween

In honor of Halloween–and my Oct. 22 pub date–I am giving away a free copy of my book to the person with the scariest true renovation tale. Email it via the contact form on my website

Publication Day Launch

Please join Ingrid on October 22 for the publication day launch of her book Restoring a House in the City at Book Court in Brooklyn. For details, see Events page.