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 August 2, 2012
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.

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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.

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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.

For more information, drop me a line at Hammond Real Estate (birving@hammondre.com).