The 1890s Victorian house in Atlanta, once owned by South Atlanta’s first black postmaster, was a dilapidated and abandoned structure. It now has been fully restored, and the crew is back on site for a tour.
The front door is stripped of paint. The HVAC system is connected and tested. Floating shelves are installed. The brick steps are repaired. An herb garden is planted, and the custom wallpaper is hung.
Watch as the old porch posts are repaired, and the bathrooms get a new wall treatment. Ceiling joists are left exposed on the ceiling. Then, the homeowners choose a front door and visit Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s home.
The interior framing of the house in Atlanta is almost complete. Then, siding is installed on the exterior. The team tours a major motion picture studio, and later, the home is protected from lightning strikes. Finally, the Dracut Centre School is restored.
The new interior spaces are toured, and the HVAC ducting is installed. Kitchen location options are explored, and the old windows are restored. Then, the homeowners’ daughter creates a 3D tour of the house.
Watch as a stem wall foundation is poured and custom wallpaper is designed. The homeowner installs a vapor barrier in the crawl space and tours an outdoor school for backyard inspiration.
It’s demolition day at the project house in South Atlanta. The homeowners’ daughter learns to use power tools to build a lending library. Then, an ivy-covered oak overhanging the roof is safely trimmed back.
It’s the start of a new project in South Atlanta, GA. The house is an 1890s Victorian that once belonged to a civil rights activist. Watch as the This Old House team meets the homeowners, builder, and project manager.
‘The House That Norm Built’ is a one-hour tribute to Norm Abram, the man whose skills launched the longest-running home improvement show, This Old House.
After 13 long months, the restoration is finally complete on the 158-year-old Dutch Colonial that has been in the same family for seven generations! Watch as the homeowners give the crew a tour of the new spaces. Then, Tom Silva presents a gift to the family to pass on to the future owners.