Season 34 - The Cambridge 2012 House Episodes
The last details come together for the Cambridge project finale: Granite posts set off the landscape and the revived vintage doorbell crowns the foyer. Designers Dee Elms and Andrew Terrat make the sleek, white Scandinavian modern interior come alive. Homeowners Sally Peterson and John Stone, and the crew give a final salute!
Finishing touches are coming together: the driveway, walk-in closets, home automation and some remarkable wallpaper. Norm Abram visits local glass artist Carrie Gustafson, and Tom Silva’s helping homeowner John Stone build a workbench.
Roger Cook is getting the plants in; the hearth and woodbox are lined with sandstone. Norm Abram visits Paul Grothouse who’s fabricating the huge butcher block countertop. Richard Trethewey installs wall-mounted lavatory faucets.
Kevin O’Connor helps Roger Cook install plastic drywells to keep the yard from flooding and checks out the new cabinets with kitchen designer Kathy Marshall. We learn about programmable thermostats and ipe deck tiles that go right over an old deck.
Roger Cook installs granite steps, and Kevin O’Connor helps Tom Silva build a window seat and MDF doors disguised as wainscoting. Norm Abram works on the treads and newel cap on the stairs. Pine ceiling accents get whitewashed and lacquered.
Tom Silva shows Kevin O’Connor how he’s installing Southern yellow pine board accents in key spots to coordinate with the maple flooring that Norm Abram is installing. Tile is set the master bath, and the roof deck gets PVC porch boards and custom rail.
Kevin O’Connor and Norm Abram find the painters spraying the house a sunny yellow, while Tom Silva trims out the windows. Copper gutters and wood-burning fireplace go in, and homeowner Sally Peterson explores commercial-grade cooking appliances.
Kevin O’Connor meets plasterer Vito Bucco. Norm Abram and Tom Silva match the old shingle pattern. Kevin visits interior designers Andrew Terrat and Dee Elms. Radiant heat and the boiler are going in.
Roger replaces the front walk. Tom shows Kevin the replacement windows. A tile contractor uses a shower waterproofing system. Kevin sees a modern home in Brookline. A painting contractor starts prep.
A mason repoints the foundation. Norm and Tom repair the front porch. Kevin visits Community Rowing. Spray foam insulation begins in our balloon frame house.
Kevin joins Cambridge locals biking to work. An architect presents a plan for the yard. Tom removes steps to the roof deck. Roger tackles the stump from the maple. Plumbers use pipe to dull sound.
Tom works on the ceiling and fits a skylight. Kevin learns about our house's style in Fairfield. Norm shows the framing progress on the second floor. Richard arrives with ductwork.
Norm shows the antique features of the building. Tom relocates a load bearing wall. Kevin learns about appropriate colors for the house. Tom frames in the basement. The electrical service is upgraded.
Kevin visits an "eco" resale store in Springfield. Arborist Jack Kelly removes a sick maple. The architects show Kevin the plan, then visit a house down the street for design ideas.