Season 35 - The Arlington Italianate House Episodes
This Old House TV returns for an all-new season to follow a young family as they tackle a diamond in the rough—an Arts and Crafts–style gem in a historic Boston suburb.
The exterior is finished. Tom stows things in the attic and fits a steam shower. Richard checks out the basement spaces. Norm tours the bedrooms, baths, and laundry. Kevin sees the period décor.
Roger checks on the patio he covered up at the beginning of the project, then his team rolls out fresh sod. Tom installs a replica ceiling medallion made with a 3D printer.
Norm installs new tops. Kevin sees how the vision for the house has evolved. Tom builds an electronics nook. The shower floors are grouted. A wallpaper hanger visits. Norm and Tom install a new door.
A fence and arbor are installed. Kevin sees the powder room and color options for the mudroom. Tom builds a sliding barn door. Roger reviews shade plant alternatives.
A contractor finalizes the countertops. Norm visits the oldest mill in America. Tom scribes new stair treads. Norm gets a lesson in how to darken stone. A contractor makes decorative tiles.
Roger installs a new front walk. Tom shows Kevin stock trim profiles. An interior designer helps the homeowner select tile. Norm and Tom fit a new interior door. Norm sees the layout of the kitchen.
A local historian offers a look at Arlington's ice-harvesting industry. Richard addresses the water pressure problem. Tom fits flooring. Kevin finds a business that replicates historic wooden gutters.
Roger shows Kevin how to remove a hydrangea. Tom shows the paint color selections. Kevin travels to Richburg to see how building materials hold up to hail. Tom keeps water at bay in the basement.
A historian talks Arlington's history. Roger uses new steps to improve the entry. Molding repairs are made with a 3D printer. A railing is fitted to the porch. Norm and Tom work on the balustrade.
TOH welcomes a special guest from Deadliest Catch: Bering Sea, captain Edgar Hansen. Tom Silva puts him to work patching plaster. Norm and Tom raise the railing. Edgar removes the old stairs.
Options for the paint are reviewed while Norm and Tom patch the veneer floor. Richard solves the PVC problem. Kevin meets an interior designer. Tom preps for radiant heat.
Roger plans to let light into the yard. Richard revisits the benefits of using PEX for the water supply lines. Norm gets a brief history lesson on our neighborhood, and Tom converts a jamb.
Windows are installed in the kitchen. Tom makes matching clapboards. The foundation gets a window. Norm catches up with an old apprentice. Tom replicates told corbels, and Richard removes a pipe.
Tom shows Kevin the new floor plan and levels out the existing concrete floor. Roger and the homeowner discuss options for the front yard. Tom and Norm install the new window the Silva way.
Tom frames the new roof. A Mason shows Kevin the failing brick foundation Roger meets a landscape architect to see an Italianate Garden. Norm helps Tom prepare for the new mudroom entrance.
Tom does more demolition, and the new foundation is ready. Kevin and Mark level the floor and pour a concrete curb. Tom and Kevin make a breathtaking discovery.
Richard investigates an Arlington Heights landmark. Tom shows Kevin the results of demolition. At Victoria Mansion, Norm sees how carpenters restore and preserve. Roger relocates a rhododendron.