The Old House Journal app offers old-house enthusiasts practical hands-on advice for restoration and renovation. Like the print magazine, the Old House Journal digital edition helps homeowners repair, restore, update, and decorate houses 1700–1960, of all architectural styles. Every issue includes useful how-to articles, beautiful photography, hands-on techniques, design guidance, and reader stories. The Old House Journal app contains digital editions of the current issues, as well as an extensive archive of back issues (sold separately).
NEW! THREE FREE BONUSES! A subscription to the Old House Journal digital edition comes with 8 issues of Old House Journal, PLUS three big annual bonus publications, for free:
1 New Old House showcases new homes built with the integrity of yesterday and the modern innovations of today. This unique magazine features beautiful, traditionally designed homes, created to provide a classic feel. Included in these new-old homes are all of the modern conveniences, bringing together a great combination of the past with the present.
2 Arts & Crafts Homes: the Revival brings you contemporary artisans and specialty makers inspired by the original movement and its luminaries: William Morris, Gustav Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Greene and Greene, and more. See new work and restoration; find sources for your Craftsman house, Bungalow, American Foursquare, Tudor Revival or English Cottage, or artistic new home. House tours, good advice, lavish photography, and HUNDREDS of hand-picked sources for everything from art tile to furniture.
3 Design Center Sourcebook is a hefty compilation of the best (and often hard-to-find) sources for old-house restoration, renovation, and traditional new building. Chapters cover kitchens and baths, walls and ceilings, textiles, hardware and lighting, tile, flooring, building elements—even furniture and accessories. Most companies sell direct to client or consumer, no trade markup.
Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.
To make your reading experience even better, we update the app regularly.
This update includes:
• Minor bug fixes
• General performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Only if you like headaches
I had enjoyed OHJ and been reading it on my iPad for several years. Occasionally there were download/sync problems but they always cleared up in a few days with no hassle. This Mar 2017 however, it stopped working altogether. I could neither download new issues or read old ones. I sent emails through the app and directly providing requested information (my name, address, Apple receipt, etc.) all to no avail. It was the same old arc: first a do-not-reply, then a request for information, then a request for screen shots from an actual customer service rep, then a request for Apple receipt and finally back to do-not-reply. This went on for 3 months from March thru May 2017. Since them I'm being "sent to the appropriate department for review". Guess I didn't pass review. Oh, and in March, I had 9 paid months left on my subscription.
UPDATE!!! App Crashes! Been like this for Months!
NOW they have updated the app, the individual issues will not download!!! For three weeks now I have been getting an error message that states the app cannot connect to the server and to try again later! PLEASE OHJ, get your act together or refund my money! now with your update, the issues won't even download!
DO NOT SUBSCRIBE! Even after you download a full issue, you cannot open and read the issue unless you have an internet connection. This has been a persistent problem for MONTHS and it has not been fixed. What use is a digital magazine if you have to be online in order to read it? Hey OHJ, fix the glitch already!
Great magazine, wish the app let us read it.
There have been long term issues with this app which I’m hoping will NOT push this app to join Magster, a truly awful digital management system. This app consistently requires me to repurchase issues I already own, then says, “You already own this issue. Would you like to receive it again for free?” That is a minor annoyance. Lately it allows me to purchase issues but not read them. It keeps throwing me out. That is much more serious. Please repair this.
PS. Thank you for keeping old issues available for purchase, something Magster would limit.
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- 86 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
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- In-App Purchases
- Old House Journal Subscription $16.99
- Old-House Journal June-July 2011 $0.99
- Old-House Journal December-January 2012 $0.99
- Old-House Journal April-May 2011 $0.99
- Old-House Journal June-July 2012 $3.99
- Old-House Journal October-November 2011 $0.99
- Old-House Journal February-March 2012 $3.99
- Old-House Journal August-September 2011 $0.99
- 1 Month | Old House Journal $2.99
- Old-House Guide 2012 $4.99
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