Roots of Home:
America's Journey to a New Old House

By Russell Versaci, AIA
Photographs by Erik Kvalsvik
Taunton Press 2008

In Roots of Home, architect Russell Versaci offers new inspiration to those who love old houses in this celebration of classic American styles. Using old maps, photographs of historic houses, and new old houses, Roots of Home paints a rich visual portrait of the evolution of American homebuilding. Part architecture, part history, Roots of Home tells the story of the French, Spanish, English, and Continental customs that shaped Ten Colonial Cradles of Home. Learn how traditions were imported from the Old World to the New World; transplanted, adapted, and changed over time; and how these styles are being reinterpreted now.