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David: This Old House - Episode #3201
Season 32 opens in Cambridge, Mass., where the conversion of an 1887 Victorian-era two-family house into a single-family home commences. A look at the yard turns up a few surprises; an energy audit reveals the need for efficiency upgrades; and a deconstruction expert is brought in to help with the removal of old and unneeded house parts.
A 19th-century Victorian-era home in the city of Cambridge, Mass., sits in the densely packed urban neighborhood of Avon Hill in Cambridge. Homeowners Sally and John, along with their two young daughters, must preserve the exterior of their 1887 Victorian-era former two-family house to comply with conservation district standards. Inside, however, they will eliminate decades of 1960s and ‘70s remodeling that has already stripped much of the house’s historic character. The result will be a brand- new house within the shell of an old one − an open, modern, bright Scandinavian style home.
Beyond the design of the Cambridge Project, the This Old House crew will be deconstructing the interior and will be re-using, recycling and reselling as much of the salvaged material as possible. They will be working with EcoBuilding Bargains, a non-profit, to resell much of the salvage
Ask This Old House - Episode #1101
Tom Silva shows how to customize stock shelving; then Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a new washing-machine valve.