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Season 40 - The Brookline Mid-century Modern House Episodes

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This Old House 40th Anniversary Special

Relive 40 years of This Old House with our anniversary special, featuring archival footage and brand new interviews!

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S40 E26: Taking Modern Back to the Future

The lackluster mid-century box is a modern marvel once again. Kevin and Tommy arrive to assess the transformation of the exterior of the house.

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S40 E25: Finally Finishes

Doors are hung, floors are going down; it’s time for finishing touches.

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S40 E24: Attack of the Giant Tile

Giant porcelain tiling. Revisiting the 20th. Retro fireplace and modern cabinets installed

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S40 E23: See Glass

Coming up on This Old House: making plate glass and windows, cold weather painting, heated driveway, patio install

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S40 E22: What’s the Miter with the Corner

Our Mid-century Modern house mixes stained and painted siding, typical of this style of architecture. Kevin finds Tommy using two methods for the corner edge detail.

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S40 E21: Can We Cantilever

The final roof section of the house is over the new living room addition. It’s unique because it cantilevers out over a balcony. But as Kevin finds out from Tommy, that means installing the rafters takes more care.

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S40 E20: Eight Is Enough Stairways

Tips on how to calculate stair riser height, foundation insulation, radiant heat, and back to Santa Fe

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S40 E19: Stone Cold Pavers

Paver selection, skylight install, sewer line replacement, and foundation repair

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S40 E18: Norm Revisits a Skylight

One of Norm’s first projects for This Old House was to install a skylight on our first renovation in Dorchester, MA. Today Norm teaches the next generation of tradespeople how to master that skill.

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S40 E17: Beam Me Up, Tommy

Like most Mid-Century Moderns, ours has deep soffits. Tom and Charlie fashion them out of PVC. Tom explains the need to compensate for expansion and contraction based on the weather.

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S40 E16: Apprentices in Sill School

Outside, the foundation has been poured and framing has begun. Norm teaches Erick and Carly how to lay the sill.

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S40 E15: Next-generation Demolition

While old fixtures are salvaged and asbestos is removed at the house, Norm, Richard and Kevin head back to where it all began 40 years ago, in Dorchester, MA.

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S40 E14: Mid-century Modern Makeover

Kevin introduces Brookline, MA, the setting for the newest renovation project.