From This Old House.
A new series begins in Charleston, SC, where Kevin and the team introduce two projects: a brick 1840s “single house” – unique to Charleston’s historic downtown district – and a multi-generational 1890s home in a nearby transitioning neighborhood.
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Kevin meets the homeowners of the 1840’s Single House.
Scott and Kathleen have lived in the suburbs for over 20 years and decided to move closer into the city because of its attractiveness and walkability. While touring the floors of the house, they discuss possible changes such as exposing the brick walls and reconfiguring some rooms.
Tommy meets builder Mark at the brick kitchen house – a separate building once used for cooking and laundry by slaves. Mark shows Tommy the challenges in restoring the space.
Then Kevin and Tommy drive to the next project to meet the homeowners of another historic home. The wooden two-story house, which has been in the same family for a long time, has been abandoned for over a decade. Homeowner Judith acquired it and plans to restore it back to the beauty that she remembers. She shares her fond childhood memories as she and her wife Julia give Tommy a tour of the first and second floors.
Improvements to be made include straightening the house, opening a wall to create a new kitchen, and adding a back porch.
Outside, Kevin and Richard talk about the challenges of houses that sit low to the ground and have no basement.
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Crew Hotel – Charleston Single House
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General Contractor – Charleston Single House
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Horse and Carriage Ride
Old South Carriage Company
About This Old House TV: This Old House is America’s first and most trusted home improvement show. Each season, we renovate two different historic homes—one step at a time—featuring quality craftsmanship and the latest in modern technology. We demystify home improvement and provide ideas and information so, whether you are doing it yourself or hiring out contractors, you’ll know the right way to do things or the questions to ask. Our experts including general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Jenn Nawada, master carpenter Norm Abram, and host Kevin O’Connor give you the tools you need to protect and preserve your greatest investment—your home.
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