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This Old House, with pros Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, Jenn Nawada, and host Kevin O'Connor, is TV's original home-improvement show, following one whole-house renovation over several episodes.

E27 | Scandinavian Modern | Summer Special

23m 12s

This Old House follows the renovation of a Cambridge, Massachusetts 1887 two-family house becoming a bright, open Scandinavian-style one-family. In this Summer special we compress the efforts to restore this beauty into one episode. Follow the action as our team takes this old house from rundown to remarkable.

Episodes

  • E27 | Scandinavian Modern | Summer Special: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E27 | Scandinavian Modern | Summer Special

    S42 E27 - 23m 12s

    This Old House follows the renovation of a Cambridge, Massachusetts 1887 two-family house becoming a bright, open Scandinavian-style one-family. In this Summer special we compress the efforts to restore this beauty into one episode. Follow the action as our team takes this old house from rundown to remarkable.

  • E26 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Our 3 Decker: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E26 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Our 3 Decker

    S42 E26 - 23m 11s

    The team arrives at the Triple Decker, which burned a year before. They discuss the hurdles of the build. Kevin O'Connor tours Willie's 1st floor apartment. Richard Trethewey shows off the sprinkler and heating systems. Tom Silva tours the 3rd floor unit. Jenn Nawada meets Fred Pendleton who is putting final touches on the patio. Charlie Silva gives Carol the key to her updated apartment.

  • E25 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Almost Home: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E25 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Almost Home

    S42 E25 - 23m 42s

    Kevin O'Connor checks out whats left to do in the triple decker before the move in. Mark McCullough is working at the front steps. Inside Heath Eastman shows Kevin a surge protector hes installing. Ronnette Taylor is putting in a toilet in the first floor bathroom, while the original hardwood floors are getting refinished in the rest of the house. Jenn Nawada and crew are installing fences.

  • E24 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Roof University: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E24 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Roof University

    S42 E24 - 23m 42s

    Kevin O'Connor joins the apprentices as they take a two-day roofing class. Then they apply their new skills on a roof at a Silva Brothers jobsite. Back at the project, a new vinyl floor goes in the top floor kitchen. Mauro Henrique touches up the first floor saved cabinets. Tom and Charlie Silva install French doors to divide the living room from a new bedroom.

  • E23 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Finish Work Begins: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E23 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Finish Work Begins

    S42 E23 - 23m 42s

    On the first floor, Tom Silva and Kevin O'Connor reinstall the upper cabinets that survived the fire. Tom teaches the apprentices to trim a window in the kitchen. HVAC contractor James Bouchard shows Richard Trethewey the plan for hot water and heating. Kevin joins Carol and her sister Willie to shop for appliances for all three levels. Mark Ferrante is tiling the first of three bathrooms.

  • E22 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Three of Everything: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E22 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Three of Everything

    S42 E22 - 23m 42s

    Mauro Henrique teaches the apprentices how to fix damaged plastered walls. Plumber Ronnette Taylor shows Richard Trethewey the new sprinkler system. Carol and her sister select new tile for their bathrooms. The apprentices get a lesson on floor patching with Tom Silva. Antique glass expert Cathryn Blackwell shows Kevin O'Connor how shell fix the doors on the second floor china cabinet.

  • E21 | Dorchester Triple Decker | A Project for Every Floor: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E21 | Dorchester Triple Decker | A Project for Every Floor

    S42 E21 - 23m 42s

    Tom Silva works with the new apprentices on the front door to allow it to properly open and close. The apprentices, who hail from YouthBuild, tell Kevin O'Connor about themselves, and the President of YouthBuild gives Kevin background on the program. Homeowner Carol looks at kitchen cabinets and countertop options. Richard Trethewey works with James Bouchard on the three separate HVAC systems.

  • E20 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Urban Oasis: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E20 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Urban Oasis

    S42 E20 - 23m 42s

    Jenn Nawada brings together a team and supplies to build an urban patio in the backyard. Heath Eastman rewires part of the house with intact plaster ceiling. Charlie and Tom Silva hang a fire rated door off the kitchen. Richard Trethewey explains how a new tub is fitted in. Kevin O'Connor and Tom install a replacement window.

  • E19 | Dorchester Triple Decker | House Fire Reclamation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E19 | Dorchester Triple Decker | House Fire Reclamation

    S42 E19 - 23m 42s

    The original back porches on the triple decker are brought up to code. Ice blasting is used to get rid of the char and fire odor. New vinyl siding is installed on the entire house while homeowner Carol considers accent trim colors to coordinate with the siding. Framing begins inside.

  • E18 | Dorchester Triple Decker | 3 Decker Heaven: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E18 | Dorchester Triple Decker | 3 Decker Heaven

    S42 E18 - 23m 42s

    Kevin O'Connor finds Ron Peiks team removing asbestos. Richard Trethewey introduces plumber Ronnette Taylor, who will tackle the dormant pipes. Jenn Nawada visits a local community garden where the homeowners both volunteer and tend their own plot. Architectural Historian Arthur Krim talks about the history of three deckers. Tom and Charlie Silva pull off the melted vinyl siding.

  • E17 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Return to Dorchester: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E17 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Return to Dorchester

    S42 E17 - 23m 42s

    The Boston neighborhood of Dorchester has always been a special place to This Old House as its the home of the first project. This season, the show will follow the renovation of a triple decker that was burned from illegal fireworks.

  • E16 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | A Queen Anne Revival: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E16 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | A Queen Anne Revival

    S42 E16 - 23m 42s

    Tom Silva, Kevin O'Connor and Richard Trethewey recount the project's challenges. Jeff Sweenor meets them outside and walks the front yard with Kevin. Inside, designer Kristen Martone gives Tom a tour of the second floor. Richard looks at the basement mechanicals with Kevin. Jenn Nawada and Jeff show off the backyard. Kevin meets the homeowners to see their living room and kitchen.

Schedule

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    Newton Centre: Welcome to Newton Centre

    Monday
    Aug 2

    30 Minutes

    The 30th anniversary season opens with the crew beginning an addition to a 1915 Dutch colonial revival that includes a new kitchen, home office and family room.
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    Newton Centre: Quality, Not Quantity

    Monday
    Aug 2

    30 Minutes

    Removing the vinyl siding from the exterior of the house, exposing the original wood clapboards underneath; reviewing the plan for the new kitchen; breaking up the old porch slab to make way for the new addition's foundation.
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    Seaside Victorian Cottage: Design Elements

    Monday
    Aug 2

    30 Minutes

    Ceiling-mounted speakers; starting up a new HVAC system; garage door side mounts; lowering the pool into place; design choices.
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    This Old House

    Seaside Victorian Cottage: Design Elements

    Tuesday
    Aug 3

    30 Minutes

    Ceiling-mounted speakers; starting up a new HVAC system; garage door side mounts; lowering the pool into place; design choices.
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    This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Newton Centre: Welcome to Newton Centre

    Tuesday
    Aug 3

    30 Minutes

    The 30th anniversary season opens with the crew beginning an addition to a 1915 Dutch colonial revival that includes a new kitchen, home office and family room.
  • Image
    This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Newton Centre: Quality, Not Quantity

    Tuesday
    Aug 3

    30 Minutes

    Removing the vinyl siding from the exterior of the house, exposing the original wood clapboards underneath; reviewing the plan for the new kitchen; breaking up the old porch slab to make way for the new addition's foundation.
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    This Old House

    Newton Centre: Work Begins, Homeowners Decide to Stay

    Tuesday
    Aug 3

    30 Minutes

    The homeowners decide to stay in the house during construction; Richard works in the basement with a reciprocating saw and a sledgehammer; extending the old windowsills with wood and epoxy; a temporary kitchen; the concrete truck arrives.
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    Newton Centre: Origins of the Dutch Colonial Revival

    Tuesday
    Aug 3

    30 Minutes

    Kevin O'Connor and Tom Silva reinforce and level the kitchen ceiling; Kevin visits Long Island with Russell Versaci to learn about the origins of the Dutch Colonial Revival style; Norm Abram frames up the first floor platform for the new addition.
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    This Old House

    Newton Centre: Work Begins, Homeowners Decide to Stay

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    30 Minutes

    The homeowners decide to stay in the house during construction; Richard works in the basement with a reciprocating saw and a sledgehammer; extending the old windowsills with wood and epoxy; a temporary kitchen; the concrete truck arrives.
  • Image
    This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Newton Centre: Origins of the Dutch Colonial Revival

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    30 Minutes

    Kevin O'Connor and Tom Silva reinforce and level the kitchen ceiling; Kevin visits Long Island with Russell Versaci to learn about the origins of the Dutch Colonial Revival style; Norm Abram frames up the first floor platform for the new addition.
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    This Old House

    Newton Centre: New Gambrel Addition Takes Shape

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    30 Minutes

    Progress on the first floor; up above, Tom Silva builds the gable-end wall for the new addition; upgrading the service from 100 amp to 200 amp; in the basement, Richard Trethewey shows Kevin how he's running new lines to the old radiators.
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    Newton Centre: Making Room for New Windows

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    30 Minutes

    In the kitchen, Tom Silva and Kevin O'Connor work to reframe the existing walls; upstairs, Tom installs a large new window in the library; downstairs, kitchen designer Tamara Raymond helps homeowner Gillian Pierce envision her new kitchen.
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    This Old House

    Newton Centre: New Gambrel Addition Takes Shape

    Thursday
    Aug 5

    30 Minutes

    Progress on the first floor; up above, Tom Silva builds the gable-end wall for the new addition; upgrading the service from 100 amp to 200 amp; in the basement, Richard Trethewey shows Kevin how he's running new lines to the old radiators.
  • Image
    This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Newton Centre: Making Room for New Windows

    Thursday
    Aug 5

    30 Minutes

    In the kitchen, Tom Silva and Kevin O'Connor work to reframe the existing walls; upstairs, Tom installs a large new window in the library; downstairs, kitchen designer Tamara Raymond helps homeowner Gillian Pierce envision her new kitchen.
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    This Old House

    Newton Centre: Pruning Hemlocks and Checking in on TOH Austin

    Thursday
    Aug 5

    30 Minutes

    Pruning the hemlock trees around the house; installing a bath fan that looks like a recessed light; revisiting the first certified green building project; roofing the new addition to match the existing house.
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    This Old House

    Newton Centre: Father and Son Lend a Hand

    Thursday
    Aug 5

    30 Minutes

    Replicating the old exterior trim details using cellular PVC; installing the exterior door for the back entry; a tour of a Dutch Colonial Revival that makes the most of its footprint; the homeowner helps remove the old bookshelves and a plaster wall.
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    This Old House

    Newton Centre: Pruning Hemlocks and Checking in on TOH Austin

    Friday
    Aug 6

    30 Minutes

    Pruning the hemlock trees around the house; installing a bath fan that looks like a recessed light; revisiting the first certified green building project; roofing the new addition to match the existing house.
  • Image
    This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Newton Centre: Father and Son Lend a Hand

    Friday
    Aug 6

    30 Minutes

    Replicating the old exterior trim details using cellular PVC; installing the exterior door for the back entry; a tour of a Dutch Colonial Revival that makes the most of its footprint; the homeowner helps remove the old bookshelves and a plaster wall.
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    This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Newton Centre: Radiant Heat, Two Ways

    Friday
    Aug 6

    30 Minutes

    Fabricating the new decorative bracket that will support the rear entry porch roof; providing heat to the new kitchen space; smart storage solutions; using new red cedar clapboards on the house's old exterior siding.
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    This Old House

    Newton Centre: Inspired Openings and Insulating the House

    Friday
    Aug 6

    30 Minutes

    Tom builds a new stairway to the basement; Richard shows Kevin how to select a good quality faucet; a vaulted ceiling in the hallway connects the front of the house to the new addition out back; Tony puts spray foam insulation in the new addition.

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