What We're Looking For:
For its 35th national season, This Old House is searching for a gem in the rough: The This Old House TV crew is seeking old homes in need of renovation in the Greater Boston area, with plenty of special features to save and update. From downtown Boston lofts, to classic Capes and Colonial Revivals, to ornate Victorian-era homes in the suburbs, the series is accepting proposals for all housing types, styles and neighborhoods. Whether you are just in the dreaming phase or well along with design, we want to hear from you. Likewise, if you are an architect with projects "on the boards" we'd love to learn more.
The show only works on two houses a year. At least one of these projects is in the Greater Boston area, so that the crew can stay close to home for a significant part of the season.The second project is generally located in a mild climate where outdoor work may be undertaken during the winter months. Often we choose the geographic location for the second project before we consider proposals in that area.
Current Season Search:
This Old House has already chosen its projects through the end of 2013 and is no longer considering proposals for the fall 2013 television season.
2014 Greater Boston Search Timeline:
For 2014, This Old House will consider proposals from November 4, 2013, through January 15, 2014. The project should be ready to break ground in early April 2014. In order to meet the show's broadcast schedule, work must conclude by November, 2014, in most cases. The selected projects will be featured on multiple This Old House episodes airing on PBS and thisoldhouse.com, premiering in the fall of 2014.
What to Submit:
Brief description of the renovation project—be sure to also include house style, location and year built
Low-res digital pictures of the home's interior and exterior
Brief description of the current homeowners
Low-res digital pictures of the homeowners
How much you plan to spend
When you need to start and conclude the project
Architectural plans, if there are any in development
How to Submit:
Please e-mail proposals to email@example.com or submit them via regular mail to: This Old House Project Proposals, P.O. Box 130, Concord, Massachusetts 01742. Select homeowners will be contacted by show producers for further interviews. Due to the volume of proposals received, This Old House will not be able to respond personally to everyone or return submitted materials.
The renovations are completely funded by the homeowners and not This Old House, though the show coordinates product discounts and donations where possible. All donated items are considered gifts, on which the homeowners pay taxes.