This Old House: The Cambridge Project (New Season Premiere)
Airs Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, October 5, 2012
America’s favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, continues with host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and master carpenter Norm Abram.
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The Cambridge Project - The 1887 Victorian-era home sits in the densely packed urban neighborhood of Avon Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Homeowners Sally and John, with their two young daughters, must preserve the exterior of the 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 new house within the shell of an old one − an open, modern, bright Scandinavian-style home with the kitchen, dining, and living area on the first floor, the kids’ bedrooms on the second floor, and a grand master suite in the third-floor attic space.
Beyond the design of the project, the THIS OLD HOUSE crew will deconstruct the interior and will re-use, recycle and resell as much of the salvaged material as possible.
They also will replace the electrical and plumbing systems, adding air conditioning for the first time, and upgrading the heating system and insulation to be more energy efficient.
The Cambridge Project will be broadcast in 15 episodes, Saturdays at 1 p.m. on KPBS Television.