Ingrid Abramovitch

Ingrid and Martha in Marfa

I’m being interviewed about my book on April 3 by WYDE-FM’s House Studs in Decatur, Alabama. I’m told they plan to ask me about my book, Restoring a House in the City, and about renovating old houses but that they almost always throw in one personal question for all their guests. I thought they might ask me about my previous job working as a writer for Martha Stewart’s magazine.

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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.

The Design Challenges of Renovating an Antique Town House

The Washington Post featured a story on Restoring a House in the City today, with a Q and A with me on the design challenges of renovating an antique town house. Where to start? How about with bringing in more light?

MSNBC/Reuters Coverage

This Reuters story on Restoring a House in the City is on the business/real estate home page for MSNBC: