This Old House

Bedford Project - Part 1 of 16

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THIS OLD HOUSE opens a new season with work on a 300-year-old farmstead that is rich in Colonial history. Homeowners Joe and Becky Titlow plan to preserve the historic part of the house while adding space and modern amenities with two small additions. Architect Dan Quaile presents the plan using a remarkable model generated from a 3-D printer, while general contractor Tom Silva inspects the structure and historic window sash, which will be restored. In the basement, plumbing and heating expert, Richard Trethewey, finds the relic of an antique water pump system, and a newer mechanical system that contains some inefficient and unsafe aspects. Master carpenter Norm Abram is concerned about the high water table, especially when it comes to excavating for the new additions. Landscape contractor Roger Cook considers the half-acre lot and what the homeowners would like to add - a storage shed, raised garden beds, a new driveway and stone walls. The bulk of the landscape work will be clearing and reclaiming nearly half of the back yard that has been overwhelmed by brambles and invasives.
 

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  • North Shore Farmhouse | A Race to the Punch List
  • North Shore Farmhouse | House Requires Some Assembly
  • North Shore Farmhouse | Making New Look Old
  • The North Shore Farmhouse | 400 Years of Home Technology
  • North Shore Project | Up on the Roof
  • North Shore Farmhouse | North Shore Framezilla
  • North Shore Farmhouse | Truck In the New House
  • North Shore Farmhouse | The North Shore Is a Blast
  • North Shore Farmhouse | This Old New House
  • Belmont Victorian | Good-bye, Tired Old House
  • Belmont Victorian | The Final Countdown
  • Belmont Victorian | Inside-Out Restoration
  • Belmont Victorian | What’s Old Is New Again
  • Belmont Victorian | This Old Tree House
  • Belmont Victorian | Grinding Out the Details
  • Belmont Victorian | Victorian Warmth
  • Belmont Victorian | True Colors
  • Belmont Victorian | Antiques for an Antique House
  • Belmont Victorian | Victorian 2.0
  • Belmont Victorian | Opening the Entry
  • Belmont Victorian | It’s Foundation Time
  • Belmont Victorian | It’s All About the Beams
  • Belmont Victorian | Bracing the Basement


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