This Old House Celebrates its 35th Season!

The sitting room in the Charlestown house before renovation.


The new season begins in Boston’s oldest neighborhood: Charlestown. Kevin and Norm highlight Charlestown’s historical importance, from colonial times through World War II. The new project is part of a cluster of 1850s-era Greek Revival houses tucked into the backside of Bunker Hill.

Homeowner Angela Daigle shows Kevin features she loves, but also the outdated kitchen and poor organization of space that she’d like to improve. Upstairs, Tom shows Norm the spaces needing minimal work: an existing guest room, guest bath and living room. The third floor will likely be a full gut to give Angela a better master suite with additional living space, assuming the city approves the plan to enlarge the existing dormers. Out back, Roger shows Kevin the crumbling retaining walls. Richard formulates a plan for the basement as Norm and Tom test for lead paint before beginning demo on the first floor.

Thursdays at 8pm on WGBX 44

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Schedule

Thursday
10/30/14 8:00 PM
WGBX 44
Friday
10/31/14 1:00 AM
WGBX 44
Friday
10/31/14 4:00 AM
WGBH 2
Saturday
11/1/14 5:00 AM
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