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The Concord House 1989

The crew put a new spin on a good old-fashioned barn raising, restoring a 1835 barn in Concord, Massachusetts, using post-and-beam construction with stress-skin panels.

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The Lexington Bed and Breakfast 1988

A two-family home in Lexington, Massachusetts, was converted to a bed and breakfast with a 2,400-square-foot addition and a handicapped-accessible in-law suite.

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The Santa Barbara Bungalow 1988

This Old House went to Santa Barbara, California, to remodel a Craftsman bungalow.


The Westwood House 1987

The crew renovated and restored of the 1785 Weatherbee farm in Westwood, Massachusetts, adding a new 16' x 40' kitchen and family room.


The Phoenix House 1987

The crew headed to the Southwest to remodel a faux-adobe home in Phoenix, Arizona.


The Brimfield House 1987

The This Old House crew made a get-away to western Massachusetts, where they raised an expansive post and beam cottage with spectacular mountain views.

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The Reading House 1986

The guys took on the renovation of a Cape-style home in Reading, Massachusetts, adding a finished second floor with a master suite.


The Tampa House 1986

For the first time, This Old House traveled outside Massachusetts to focus on the renovation of a concrete-block-and-stucco tract house in Tampa, Florida.


The Melrose House 1986

The This Old House crew helped the owners of a cramped Victorian carve living space from an unfinished attic.

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The Reading Ranch 1985

This Old House gave a ranch house in Reading, Massachusetts, a second story.

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The Newton Victorian 1985

This Old House constructed a freestanding addition to a Victorian cottage in Newton, Massachusetts.


In and Around Boston 1984

This Old House took a whirlwind renovation tour of Boston, tackling several home improvement projects: an attic makeover; a basement remodeling; a greenhouse addition; a kitchen renovation; and the redecoration of a Boston apartment in the Longwood neighborhood.


The Brookline House 1983

The All New This Old House created a high-tech, energy-efficient, contemporary-style home in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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The Arlington House 1982

This Old House brought a Greek Revival home in Arlington, Massachusetts, back to life.


The Woburn House 1982

The This Old House crew renovated a 1950s ranch-style tract home in Woburn, Massachusetts.

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The Newton House 1981

A conversion of 1886 Bigelow Homestead, designed by noted American architect H. H. Richardson, into condominiums in Newton, Massachusetts.


The Dorchester House 1980

The Victorian renovation that started it all.