Arlington Italianate | Old World, New World

  • Original Air Date: March 06, 2014
  • Season 33: Ep. 18
  • 23:43

Local historian Richard Duffy reveals the common thread behind some of Arlington's most beloved historic buildings. Roger shows Kevin how he's using new granite steps with an antique look to dramatically improve the appearance of the front entry. To help with the tight fit against the house, Roger places the middle step on a bed of ice, so it will melt right into place. Inside, plaster contractor Bob Bucco repairs the severely damaged plaster mouldings and medallion by hand, while 3D printing specialist David Kempskie arrives to show how the repairs can also be made in a computer, thanks to state-of-the-art 3D scanning, modeling, and printing technology. Back out front, it's time to finally add a railing to the entry porch. Norm and Tom review the design options provided by the architect, then get to work fabricating the balustrade, which features a whimsical and period-appropriate flat-stock baluster that is custom-made on site.

Video Directory

  • The Veteran's Special House Project
  • The Lexington Colonial House
  • The Charlestown 2014 House
  • The Arlington Italianate House
  • Jersey Shore Rebuilds
  • The Essex House
  • The Cambridge 2012 House
  • The Barrington Beach House
  • The Bedford House
  • Los Angeles House
  • The Auburndale House
  • The Roxbury House
  • The Newton Centre House
  • The New York City House
  • The Weston House
  • New Orleans Rebuilds
  • Newton Shingle-Style House
  • The Austin House
  • The East Boston House
  • The Washington, D.C. House
  • The Cambridge House
  • The Carlisle House
  • The Bermuda House
  • The Concord Cottage