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This Old House, with trusted experts 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.

E7 | Lexington Modern | Ramping Up

23m 42s

A progress tour of the house is given, starting at the back addition, through the walkout basement and mechanical spaces, then up to the main floor. Repairs are made to the 1960 brick, including matching the original color and texture of the mortar. The homeowner gets help building a DIY ramp. Nearby, a modern accessible house is toured. New energy codes prompt changes to the exterior trim plan.

Episodes

  • E7 | Lexington Modern | Ramping Up: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E7 | Lexington Modern | Ramping Up

    S45 E7 - 23m 42s

    A progress tour of the house is given, starting at the back addition, through the walkout basement and mechanical spaces, then up to the main floor. Repairs are made to the 1960 brick, including matching the original color and texture of the mortar. The homeowner gets help building a DIY ramp. Nearby, a modern accessible house is toured. New energy codes prompt changes to the exterior trim plan.

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    E6 | Lexington Modern | Reworked and Rewired: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E6 | Lexington Modern | Reworked and Rewired

    S45 E6 - 23m 42s

    The project house is progressing with an eye toward accessibility and the mid-century modern aesthetic. Geothermal pipes are run from the wells into the house. Wood blocking is installed for the future mounting of assistive devices. The new floor system allows for running new electrical wires without being visible. Old receptacle boxes in the original brick walls are replaced without damage.

  • E5 | Lexington Modern | Gone Geo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E5 | Lexington Modern | Gone Geo

    S45 E5 - 23m 42s

    A tour of the progress and upcoming changes are shared, including the new wall of glass with a zero-threshold sliding glass door to the back patio. Framing begins for the new slider. The geothermal heating and cooling system is explained, and back at the house, the wells are dug. At the front of the house, steel columns and a beam which will be the entrance's new focal point are being installed.

  • E4 | Lexington Modern | Engineered for Accessibility: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E4 | Lexington Modern | Engineered for Accessibility

    S45 E4 - 23m 42s

    Great progress is being made on the project house. The primary addition is being framed and the rooms are starting to take shape. A sound deadening wall is built. A lally column is removed and a larger ridge beam is installed to create an open kitchen and dining area. The homeowners choose hardscape finishes based on 3D renderings. An accessible designed bathroom is toured.

  • E3 | Lexington Modern | The Big Dig: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E3 | Lexington Modern | The Big Dig

    S45 E3 - 23m 42s

    Accessibility is at the forefront of this renovation, which requires major changes. A new mechanical space is being created out front and will be connected to the old mechanical space by a new concrete block wall. Out back, a new foundation has been poured for a larger walkout basement. The new HVAC ducts are installed considering the new energy code. Framing for the new elevator begins.

  • E2 | Lexington Modern | Shore We Can: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E2 | Lexington Modern | Shore We Can

    S45 E2 - 23m 42s

    Construction begins on the 1960 mid-century modern home in Lexington, MA project. The interior is fully demolished, and work begins on the foundation to address the depth. The architect gives an overview of the new design plan which prioritizes accessibility. An accessibility solutions showroom is toured. A new energy code affects the construction.

  • E1 | Lexington Modern | On a Mission: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E1 | Lexington Modern | On a Mission

    S45 E1 - 23m 42s

    The crew starts a new project in Lexington, MA, to make a 1960 mid-century modern home accessible for a family with a son who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The crew meets the homeowners to learn about the disease and the challenges the current setup of the house poses. The project is a race against time, but the crew is determined to get the family back into their home as soon as possible.

Schedule

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    This Old House: North Shore Farmhouse: The North Shore Is a Blast: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    North Shore Farmhouse: The North Shore Is a Blast

    Thursday
    Jul 25

    30 Minutes

    Tommy and Kevin visit the Vermont factory where the house will be built; Ed Akerley drills and blasts through the rock ledge to make room for the foundation; Scott McKenzy and his team build forms and pour concrete for the foundation.
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    This Old House: North Shore Farmhouse: Truck in the New House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    North Shore Farmhouse: Truck in the New House

    Friday
    Jul 26

    30 Minutes

    An inspector arrives to approve the foundation; installing the perimeter drain, which keeps groundwater away from the house; precut framing lumber arrives; the landscape plan; starting the framing process; the numbering system for the panels.
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    This Old House: Lexington: Drop in the Gutter: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Lexington: Drop in the Gutter

    Saturday
    Jul 27

    30 Minutes

    A walking tour of the roof reveals its various pitches; installing a built-in gutter system; rough-in begins on the interior; energy-efficient windows are installed.
  • Image
    This Old House: North Shore Farmhouse: The North Shore Is a Blast: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    North Shore Farmhouse: The North Shore Is a Blast

    Sunday
    Jul 28

    30 Minutes

    Tommy and Kevin visit the Vermont factory where the house will be built; Ed Akerley drills and blasts through the rock ledge to make room for the foundation; Scott McKenzy and his team build forms and pour concrete for the foundation.
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    This Old House: North Shore Farmhouse: North Shore Framezilla: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    North Shore Farmhouse: North Shore Framezilla

    Monday
    Jul 29

    30 Minutes

    With framing in full force, general contractor Erik Kaminski walks Tommy through the first floor to show him how the house is coming together; living/dining room plan; raising the roof; exterior trim.
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    This Old House: North Shore Farmhouse: The North Shore Is a Blast: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    North Shore Farmhouse: The North Shore Is a Blast

    Tuesday
    Jul 30

    30 Minutes

    Tommy and Kevin visit the Vermont factory where the house will be built; Ed Akerley drills and blasts through the rock ledge to make room for the foundation; Scott McKenzy and his team build forms and pour concrete for the foundation.
  • Image
    This Old House: North Shore Farmhouse: Up on the Roof: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    North Shore Farmhouse: Up on the Roof

    Tuesday
    Jul 30

    30 Minutes

    Erik lays red cedar shingles on the roof; in Rupert, Vermont, homeowner Bill shows Kevin how the reproduction light fixtures the couple selected are handcrafted; window installation begins; salvaged doors for a pantry and dining room.
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    This Old House: North Shore Farmhouse: 400 Years of Home Technology: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    North Shore Farmhouse: 400 Years of Home Technology

    Wednesday
    Jul 31

    30 Minutes

    Drilling begins on a geothermal system that will reduce the energy bill by almost half; local first-period homes; the factory where the stairs and wall panels are being built; learning about a new technology to seal ductwork.
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    This Old House: Roxbury: Mounting Challenges: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Roxbury: Mounting Challenges

    Thursday
    Aug 1

    30 Minutes

    Engineering challenges; Kevin meets with David Price to learn about his CDC; Kevin and Lanita Tolentino go over renovation plans; the foundation walls for the new addition have been poured; shoring up the house's structure; framing crew arrives.
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    This Old House: Roxbury: More Trouble than We Thought: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Roxbury: More Trouble than We Thought

    Friday
    Aug 2

    30 Minutes

    There has been extensive framing work but most of the house had to be rebuilt; David shows Norm architectural shingles that look like slate; Kevin O'Connor meets with carpenter Ed Curet to see the new siding; a historically informed color scheme.
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    This Old House: Lexington: Phased Out: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Lexington: Phased Out

    Saturday
    Aug 3

    30 Minutes

    Work on the house is divided into phases for efficient workflow; the back foundation gets a stucco finish; kitchen cabinet selection; installing siding; the back patio gets proper drainage.
  • Image
    This Old House: North Shore Farmhouse: Truck in the New House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    North Shore Farmhouse: Truck in the New House

    Sunday
    Aug 4

    30 Minutes

    An inspector arrives to approve the foundation; installing the perimeter drain, which keeps groundwater away from the house; precut framing lumber arrives; the landscape plan; starting the framing process; the numbering system for the panels.
  • Image
    This Old House: Roxbury: Coming Together: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Roxbury: Coming Together

    Monday
    Aug 5

    30 Minutes

    With construction complete, landscape work begins; Richard Trethewey reviews the house's waste and water configuration and meets with the HVAC contractor; Kevin explores Florida's Fort Myers area; installing PVC decking and prefab railings.
  • Image
    This Old House: North Shore Farmhouse: Truck in the New House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    North Shore Farmhouse: Truck in the New House

    Monday
    Aug 5

    30 Minutes

    An inspector arrives to approve the foundation; installing the perimeter drain, which keeps groundwater away from the house; precut framing lumber arrives; the landscape plan; starting the framing process; the numbering system for the panels.
  • Image
    This Old House: North Shore Farmhouse: Truck in the New House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    North Shore Farmhouse: Truck in the New House

    Tuesday
    Aug 6

    30 Minutes

    An inspector arrives to approve the foundation; installing the perimeter drain, which keeps groundwater away from the house; precut framing lumber arrives; the landscape plan; starting the framing process; the numbering system for the panels.
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    This Old House: Roxbury: Help From Our Friends: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Roxbury: Help From Our Friends

    Tuesday
    Aug 6

    30 Minutes

    Despite the bitter cold, Roger Cook works in the backyard with students from YouthBuild Boston; installing a PVC fence; installing casings and paneling to the bay window area; casting some replacement plaster ceiling medallions for the house.
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    This Old House: Roxbury: Oak Doors, Fireplace Surround: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Roxbury: Oak Doors, Fireplace Surround

    Wednesday
    Aug 7

    30 Minutes

    Installing a foam crown molding with joint compound; painting an accent wall; visiting a workshop to see the new, oak front doors; visiting an architectural antiques shop to find a marble fireplace; installing the new front doors.
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    This Old House: Roxbury: Custom Details: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Roxbury: Custom Details

    Thursday
    Aug 8

    30 Minutes

    A visit to Dover, N.H., to see how the house's custom arches were fabricated; installing a marble fireplace; installing a pre-finished, solid birch floor; interior designer Tricia McDonagh discusses cabinetry and countertop for the new kitchen.
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    This Old House: Roxbury: Roxbury Past and Present: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Roxbury: Roxbury Past and Present

    Friday
    Aug 9

    30 Minutes

    Apprentices from YouthBuild Boston work on the front yard; progress on the second unit; how to clean and remove stains from marble countertops; installing a new water heater in the basement.

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