S31:E17 - Roxbury | Project With Purpose Begins
For the second project of This Old House's 30th Anniversary Season, the crew takes on an issue that's top of mind in the country: foreclosures. Partnering with the City of Boston and local non-profit Nuestra Comunidad, they will take a foreclosed and abandoned two-family house from the 1870s, and turn it into two units of affordable housing in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Local general contractor David Lopes shows host Kevin O'Connor just how extensive the damage to the old house is, and they quickly get to work demolishing the parts that can't be saved, including a three-story rear extension, which has rotted through from roof to floor. Joining the project will be apprentices from YouthBuild Boston looking to earn jobs in the building trades. In order to recruit two young carpenters from the program to work with the crew, master carpenter Norm Abram visits YouthBuild's annual carpentry challenge. Back at the house, after more necessary demolition, certified arborist Jack Kelly and his crew arrive to remove a giant dead tree that had fallen from the project house yard onto the neighbor's garage. Renovating the house will be a great challenge, but the City feels it will make a statement of hope and respect in a neighborhood that has been plagued by foreclosures.
S37:E01 - Belmont Victorian | Dude, Where's My Victorian?
Restoring and expanding an English-style arts and crafts home; mechanical and plumbing systems.
S37:E02 - Belmont Victorian | the Kitchen Came Tumbling Down
Sorting through colors and wallpaper ideas for the living room; demolishing old plaster walls.
S37:E03 - Belmont Victorian | Bracing the Basement
Installing a new steal beam; removing an oil tank; digging a new foundation.
S37:E04 - Belmont Victorian | It's All About the Beams
The new concrete foundation is poured; a precast concrete bulkhead is installed.
S37:E05 - Belmont Victorian | It's Foundation Time
How steel beams are fabricated; Kevin finds Tommy supervising erection on the back of the house.
S37:E06 - Belmont Victorian | Opening the Entry
Working on the fireplace; designing a new kitchen with custom cabinets; dormers.
S37:E07 - Belmont Victorian | Victorian 2.0
Custom range hood; rebuilding the original chimney; options for the first floor.
S37:E08 - Belmont Victorian | Antiques for an Antique House
Opening a hidden doorway to the kitchen; draining the master bath shower; powder room.
S37:E09 - Belmont Victorian | True Colors
Framing a front porch using custom cut pieces; marble quarry in Vermont; repairing stucco panels.
S37:E10 - Belmont Victorian | Victorian Warmth
Building a new shed; installing copper on the front porch; trimming windows with a PVC product.
S37:E11 - Belmont Victorian | Grinding Out the Details
Burying electrical cables; building porch base columns; laying a new brick patio.
S37:E12 - Belmont Victorian | This Old Tree House
New shingles; radiant tubing; fireplace makeover; side deck and rails.
S37:E13 - Belmont Victorian | What's Old Is New Again
Exterior features include roof detail, a refinished front door and evergreen trees; Lazure painting.
S37:E14 - Belmont Victorian | Inside-Out Restoration
Shiplap wall covering; using reclaimed granite for steps; marble slab for the kitchen island.
S37:E15 - Belmont Victorian | the Final Countdown
Installing a kitchen island countertop; fieldstone wall; covering a secret door with wallpaper.
S37:E16 - Belmont Victorian | Good-Bye, Tired Old House
The Arts and Crafts house nears completion; touring the yard and addition at the back of the house.
S37:E17 - North Shore Farmhouse | This Old New House
The home is assessed for repairs that will be needed; plumbing issues; electrical.
S37:E18 - North Shore Farmhouse | the North Shore Is a Blast
Installing a security system; blowing in insulation from the outside.
S37:E19 - North Shore Farmhouse | Truck in the New House
Checking for damaged pipes; repairing a leaky parapet; opening up the kitchen.
S37:E20 - North Shore Farmhouse | North Shore Framezilla
Removing peeling paint; beginning rough plumbing using PEX; repairing leaded stained glass windows.
S37:E21 - North Shore Farmhouse | Up on the Roof
A modern solution for decorative molding; selecting plumbing fixtures; ceiling strapping.
S37:E22 - North Shore Farmhouse | 400 Years of Home Technology
Installing rough wiring in the kitchen; adding a new HVAC system; installing new fascia.
S37:E23 - North Shore Farmhouse | Making New Look Old
Repairing damaged oak flooring with a clever fix; repairing front steps.
S37:E24 - North Shore Farmhouse | House Requires Some Assembly
Installing leaded glass bay windows; laying down modern wood-grain tile; drywell; cabinets.
S37:E25 - North Shore Farmhouse | a Race to the Punch List
Interior painting; repairing decorative molding; adding interior doors; revitalizing a fireplace.
S37:E26 - North Shore Farmhouse | What's New Is Old Again
A tour of the completed house, citing both interior and exterior improvements.