In architecture, I'm madly against over-preservation. I like buildings to show their age, to reveal layers of character, to develop patina. Sure, the buildings should be usable, but I hate when they're preserved so well, there's no sense of their time and character. It's partly why I adored this house so much.

When I see a space like the one here (from Location Works), I'm simultaneously excited and fearful. Part of me dreams about getting in there and sprucing it up. And part of me would be afraid of killing the feeling it has now. I feel that restoration is something best done slowly. Because it's probably easy to go too far. And once you've gone there, you could lose something very valuable.

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