|The First This Old House Is For Sale|
David: This article is by Bruce Irving from his web site, Bruce Irving, Renovation & Real Estate Services. Bruce was the producer of This Old House and author of New England Icons.
I want to give special shout-out to my friend, Pat Soria who sent me this article, as always, you're the best, Thank You.
July 2012 Houses of the Month
By Bruce Irving
TOH 4 SALE!
Back in 1979, America had never seen the likes of what was about to be broadcast on Boston’s public television station, WGBH. The station had recently purchased a dilapidated Second Empire Victorian in the Dorchester section of the city and, under director Russell Morash, its step-by-step resurrection would be the subject of 13 half-hour episodes, hosted by a bushy-headed builder named Bob. House-repair horrors and triumphs ensued, Norm Abram had his debut, and the rest truly is TV history.
The home passed into private hands and has been well-maintained over the years. It’s big–2748 square feet–and is listed as having 11 rooms, 7 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a master suite, and a two-car garage. Asking price: $450,000.
The only thing that might jump out at you is the orange-countertopped kitchen, vintage 1979 and a classic in the making. Think of it as your chance to buy a national treasure: Russ Morash’s other TV first was The French Chef, Julia Child, and her kitchen’s in the Smithsonian.
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