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Season 40 - The Brookline Mid-century Modern House

This Old House modernizes a mid-century home in the suburbs of Boston.

Brookline mid-century modern exterior house shot

How to Install a Mudsill

Norm teaches our apprentices Carly and Erick the basics of mudsill installation at our Brookline project


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.

The Brookline Mid-century Modern House | 360-degree Interactive Tour

Explore every room and learn about the materials and fixtures within the house.


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.


S40 E25: Finally Finishes

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

Brookline Mid-Century Modern House Reveal

A simple gray box built in the 1950s transforms into a stunning, spacious home for a young family, thanks to a pair of six-sided additions and plenty of clean-lined finishes inside


S40 E24: Attack of the Giant Tile

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


S40 E23: See Glass

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


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.


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 Tom, that means installing the rafters takes more care.


S40 E20: Eight Is Enough Stairways

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

Drain Line Inspection with a High-Tech Camera

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey gets a detailed look at the existing sewer line of our Brookline project and discovers a major problem


S40 E19: Stone Cold Pavers

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


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.

Project Update | Brookline Mid-Century Modern House

This Old House’s 40th television season continues as the team tackles a boxy, shed-roofed mid-century modern house that presents plenty of challenges. Have a look at the jobsite


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.

Sneak Peek: Brookline Mid-century Modern Floor

Getting the look of concrete with giant-size porcelain tiles


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.

Sneak Peek: Brookline storm water problem-solving

When it rains at our Mid-century Modern House, it pours

Insiders Have a Blast at the Brookline Wrap Party

The Brookline Mid-Century Modern House is finally finished, and TOH Insiders were there to celebrate


S40 E14: Mid-century Modern Makeover

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

Sneak Peek: Brookline floating fireplace

Our mid-century modern gets an iconic secondary heat source

Insiders Experience Pro2Pro in Brookline

On January 17, a group of Insiders and guests got an up-close look at the Brookline Mid-century Modern House, and a whole lot more!

Live Q&A: Crabgrass, torn shingles, and sticky sliders

Roger, Kevin, and Tom tackle problems inside and out

Sneak Peek: Brookline puddingstone

Our mid-century modern gets an updated perimeter wall

Live Q&A: Of Moss and Men’s Workshops

Kevin and Tom discuss siding, post sizes, and breaking into the business

Sneak Peek: Brookline Stair Risers

At our mid-century-modern project, there’s a whole lot of climbing going on

Sneak Peek: Brookline Rubber Roof

A mid-century modern offers a lesson in replacing a flat roof

Sneak Peek: Brookline Kitchen Beams

Opening up the cook space means adding more support

Live Q&A: Kevin O’Connor and Charlie Silva

How to insulate, renovate, and repair a stairway’s treads

Insiders Go Behind the Scenes in Brookline

You've got to see this! A few lucky guests got to take part in the ultimate This Old House fan experience

Meet Brookline Generation NEXT Apprentices Erick and Carly

Erick Ellison and Carly Comitino were selected from our Generation NEXT casting call to be apprentices in Brookline, Massachusetts! They will be working with and learning from the This Old House crew this summer Published July 2018