Episode Descriptions

The North Shore House from This Old House TV

This Old House, Belmont Victorian House Project

This project premieres on PBS Saturdays at 1:30pm ET (check local listings)

Also in prime time exclusively on PBS Thursdays in the first half of The This Old House Hour at 8pm ET (check local listings).

Program #3526
North Shore Farmhouse | What's New Is Old Again, Part 10 of 10
Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1:30pm ET
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As work winds down and winter winds up, Kevin and Roger assess the exterior transformation. Erik Kaminski and Kevin build a custom closet from off-the-shelf piping. Norm and Tommy walk through the mudroom and living room to see Kristina's designs. Richard shows Kevin the brand-new geothermal heating and cooling system. April and Kristina give Kevin a tour of the second floor. Downstairs, Norm and Tommy chat with Erik and Mike Connor about the building process. The entire team meets in the kitchen to celebrate another job well done.

Program #3525
North Shore Farmhouse | A Race to the Punch List, Part 9 of 10
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 1:30pm ET
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General contractor Erik Kaminski shows Kevin how he installs clapboard siding. Roger, landscape architect Kim Turner, and homeowner Bill select salvaged granite for the yard. Richard and Erik discuss the insulation plan for the house. Richard sees how the geothermal pipes are connected in the basement. At the factory in Vermont, Kevin sees the kitchen cabinets coming together.

Program #3524
North Shore Farmhouse | House Requires Some Assembly, Part 8 of 10
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 1:30pm ET
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Erik takes delivery of the kitchen cabinets, and Kevin assists with installation. They head outside to start work on the driveway. In the backyard, landscape architect Kim Turner shows Roger how she's installing reclaimed granite as a rustic patio. The den gets some formal wainscoting. The homeowners meet with designer Kristina Crestin to select interior paint colors. Erik installs the factory-made staircase.

Program #3523
North Shore Farmhouse | Making New Look Old, Part 7 of 10
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:30pm ET
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General contractor Erik Kaminski shows Kevin how he installs clapboard siding. Roger, landscape architect Kim Turner, and homeowner Bill select salvaged granite for the yard. Richard and Erik discuss the insulation plan for the house. Richard sees how the geothermal pipes are connected in the basement. At the factory in Vermont, Kevin sees the kitchen cabinets coming together.

Program #3522
North Shore Farmhouse | 400 Years of Home Technology, Part 6 of 10
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:30pm ET
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Drilling begins on a geothermal system that will reduce the Harbs' energy bill by almost 50 percent. Norm tours local first-period homes with housewright Matt Diana. Kevin travels to the Vermont factory to see the stairs and wall panels being built. Back on the North Shore, Kevin learns about a new technology to seal ductwork.

Program #3521
North Shore Farmhouse | Up on the Roof , Part 5 of 10
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1:30pm ET
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Erik lays red cedar shingles on the roof. Kevin visits a reproduction first-period colonial home a few miles away find out how houses were roofed 400 years ago. Up in Rupert, Vermont, homeowner Bill shows Kevin how the reproduction light fixtures the couple selected are handcrafted. Window installation begins. Norm heads to Maine, where homeowner April and interior designer Kristina Crestin search for salvaged doors for the pantry and dining room.

Program #3520
North Shore Farmhouse | North Shore Framezilla , Part 4 of 10
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 1:30pm ET
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With framing in full force, general contractor Erik Kaminski walks Tommy through the first floor to show him how the house is coming together. Kevin meets homeowner April and interior designer Kristina Crestin to see the plan for the living/dining room. Back on-site, Erik walks Kevin through the house and shows him how they're raising the roof. With the main house framed, the crew moves on to the garage. Exterior trim arrives, and Erik shows Kevin how he attaches the fascia board to the ends of the rafters.

Program #3519
North Shore Farmhouse | Truck In the New House, Part 3 of 10
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1:30pm ET
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An inspector arrives to approve the new foundation. Kevin sees how Erik Kaminski installs the perimeter drain, which will keep groundwater away from the house. The first shipment of precut framing lumber arrives on-site via multiple flatbed trucks. Landscape architect Kim Turner explains her landscape plan to Richard and the homeowners, with a focus on making the property look like it’s been there for a very long time. Matt Khoury leads the start of the framing process as Richard checks out the numbering system for the panels.

Program #3518
North Shore Farmhouse | The North Shore Is a Blast, Part 2 of 10
Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 1:30pm ET
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Tommy and Kevin visit the Vermont factory where the house will be built, as general contractor Erik Kaminski watches the first shipment of framing parts leave. Richard meets Ed Akerley, who drills and blasts through the rock ledge to make room for the foundation. Norm and Erik watch as Scott McKenzy and his team build forms and pour concrete for the foundation.

Program #3517
North Shore Farmhouse | This Old New House, Part 1 of 10
Thursday, March 21, 2016 at 1:30pm ET
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On the North Shore of Massachusetts, homeowners Bill and April Harb begin building their dream home on a plot of raw land. The traditional farmhouse will look like it's been there for 200 years, but the building methods are at the forefront of innovation. Bill shows Kevin and Roger the site plan and walks them around the property, pointing out the first steps in the process. Norm and Tommy tour other factory homes built 5 years ago and 105 years ago, learning about the methods used for assembly. Back at the site, Kevin meets general contractor Erik Kaminski, who is leading the tree-removal process. Richard meets town official Brendhan Zubricki, who's performing a perc test to assess the soil.