As work progresses on the Concord Country Cape project house, Tom and Kevin spend a day putting together a beefy ridge beam and a sturdy structural window wall.
The TOH 2021 Cottage Community model home is a duplex; each side features the same footprint with different setups. The right side is set up for "Empty Nesters," featuring a main floor that meets seniors’ needs, combined with spaces above and below for adult children and live-in help.
The TOH 2021 Cottage Community model home is a duplex; each side features the same footprint with different setups. With a few modest adjustments, the left side is set up for a multi-generational living.
A bold modern addition shakes up a traditional Cape in a historic Massachusetts town. Read on to see the plans by local architect Andrew Sidford to expand our first project home featured in season 43 of This Old House, premiering September 30, 2021.
The simple barn shape is traditional. But the clean lines, spacious open plan, and dramatic sightlines are all about modern style.
Meeting a growing demand for flexible housing and low-maintenance living, TOH’s newest Idea House project offers spacious, adaptable floor plans in a collection of duplexes with contemporary cottage style.
A once-forlorn Queen Anne emerges with its spirit restored—and plenty of 21st-century amenities.