"A book that deftly stresses the best-of-both-worlds approach that underlies a tasteful renovation."
"The 18 private historic houses featured in his book certainly draw
you in, illustrating just how brilliant and intriguing integrating new
and old can be."
— New York magazine’s The Cut.com
“It's easy to be drawn to an old building's charm and character,
but the reality is, a historic residence is not typically synonymous
with easy modern living. In the new book The New Old House,
design reporter Marc Kristal shows us how architects are taking timeworn
properties and reinventing them with bold contemporary
additions….Kristal tours a curated collection of such houses around the
world, all more compelling—and more livable—than they were before their
— Architectural Digest
Kristal’s book also goes far beyond the average coffee table tome,
in that project descriptions are rich with insider insight and a genuine
interest in the history and processes that shaped each project.…The New Old House is a very welcome insight into a strand of architecture that deserves far more than second tier status.
— Wallpaper* magazine
“… a sumptuous, inspiring collection of homes that fuse past and
present in the US, UK and Puerto Rico (and including Lorcan O’Herlihy’s
renovation and adaptation of the Raphael Soriano-designed home of the
late Julius Shulman)."
“As a former filmmaker, the writer Marc Kristal is a natural story
teller, which enlivens his 18 case studies about adding contemporary
additions to old houses.”
— Architectural Record
"Showcasing everything from a converted mill cottage in Norfold to a
modernised warehouse in Alabama, it is also packed with inspirational
ways of adding space to an old property."
— Homes & Gardens
“Kristal’s book is the No. 1 New Release in Energy Efficient
Remodeling &Renovation at Amazon, where it also ranks among the Top
20 Best Sellers in the same category. ‘The New Old House’ has been
featured in numerous global magazines, including Architectural Digest,
Monocle and Wallpaper, which called it ‘a very welcome insight into a
strand of architecture that deserves far more than second-tier status’.”
— The Florida Times-Union
“Kristal's text is not particularly predictable or 'coffee-table'
in style....the book has a real, personal quality that gives it
judgments a further dimension.”
— The World of Interiors
“In his book The New Old House: Historic & Modern Architecture Combined,
Marc Kristal features homes that have beautifully blended new and old
architecture, and demonstrates how to change up your own historic home
by introducing modern fixtures.”
— American Farmhouse Style magazine