What many people do want is for their new home to feel like its been there for 100 years. The question becomes how do you design a new home that has the character & charm of an older home but is authentic to itself?
I believe its all in the details:
1. Designing in the vernacular
2. The flow of the space
3. The building materials: new or reclaimed
4. The built-ins & use of space
5. Use of salvaged architectural elements
6. Vintage fixtures: plumbing & light