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Season 34 - The Cambridge 2012 House Episodes

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S34 E15: The Big Finish

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!

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S34 E14: Secondary Spaces

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.

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S34 E13: Hearthstone, Butcher Block Island

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.

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S34 E12: Drywells, Kitchen Design, Deck Tiles

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.

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S34 E11: Window Seat, Stairs, Knee Walls

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.

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S34 E10: Swedish Design Details

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.

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S34 E9: Gutters, Range, Fireplace

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.

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S34 E8: Plaster, Shingles, Radiant Heat

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.

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S34 E7: Old and New in Harmony

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.

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S34 E6: Exterior Improvements

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.

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S34 E5: Landscape Plans, Roof Deck

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.

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S34 E4: Swedish Style

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.

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S34 E3: Modernizing a Balloon Frame

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.

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S34 E2: Deconstruction and Design

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.

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S34 E1: Scandinavian Modern?

This season, TOH turns a dark, divided 1887 two-family into an open, Scandinavian-style one-family.