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.

The Old House Journal auto-renewing subscription is $16.99 for one year. It includes eight issues of the magazine, plus one issue each of New Old House, Arts & Crafts Homes and Design Center Sourcebook. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged $16.99 for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. You can find our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use here:
Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

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Ratings and Reviews

Christy KCMO ,


Seriously the last time your app updated it took 4 months and countless emails, posts and stalking to get my subscription to work and here we go again. Fire your developers cause they have failed you and you are failing me. Back to paper

$$$ Spent ,

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.

poetandpeasant ,

Don't waste your time or money!

Add me to the growing list of dissatisfied customers, for all of the reasons mentioned by the other reviewers who came before me. I received the same customer "service" myself(after trying dozens of times to restore my purchases):

1. First, OHJ ignores my initial email.

2. After some more haranguing on my part, OHJ replies back by passing the buck off to Apple/iTunes.

3. I then contact customer support at Apple, wherein I am informed that this is an OHJ in-house problem, and I need to contact OHJ again.

4. And, here we are. I'm out 17 bucks and my subscription doesn't expire for another 8 months.

I have been a long-time subscriber to the print edition of OHJ and have always been very satisfied with the response of their customer service team. I'm not renewing this subscription.


Active Interest Media, Inc
50.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Active Interest Media, Inc © 2017 by Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. This publication may not be reproduced, either in whole or part, in any form without written permission from the publisher.
In-App Purchases
  1. Old-House Journal June-July 2011 $0.99
  2. Old-House Journal December-January 2012 $0.99
  3. Old-House Journal April-May 2011 $0.99


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