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3 Ways to Reduce Road Noise in Your Backyard

Here’s our best noise reduction tips to help you block out the sounds of busy street traffic and your neighbor’s lawn mower.

One Small, Happy Family

How do you plan the perfect living space for people you haven't met?


Tom Silva's team gives a whole new meaning to the expression "raising a barn."

Expect the Unexpected

A septic tank turns up in a surprising spot, which may mean a bit more digging than we'd planned on.

Walls (and Roof) That Won't Come Tumbling Down

The new construction at Carlisle consists of foam-core panels that are strong enough to stay put for a century, and solid enough to keep the fuel bills low.

Structural Insulated Panels at Carlisle

These foam-core panels at Carlisle will stand for a century and keep heating costs down

Interior Design Plans at Carlisle

In Carlisle, we put our newest crew member to the test with a design assignment that was a bit unusual—even for us

3 Different Designers Tackle Rooms at Carlisle

How three different designers put their stamp on the Carlisle project house

Finishing Up at Carlisle

Tom Silva's long—make that very long—list of finishing tasks

The Carlisle House: 21 Need-to-Know Lessons

A celebration of This Old House's 25th-anniversary remodel—from start to spectacular show-house finish—with more than a score of important lessons for every homeowner

The Building Blocks of Renovating a TV Project House

The Carlisle TV project gets a jump start on framing, thanks to floor, wall, and foundation panels

Carlisle: Combining Old and New

Architect Jeremiah Eck talks about the challenges of updating a historic house

The Carlisle Apprenticeship Program

TOH celebrates a milestone by giving back to the community

Well Connected

For its twenty-fifth anniversary project, This Old House transforms an 1849 connected homestead

Our Old House

This Old House takes on a classic New England farmstead for its 25th Anniversary project

The Carlisle House

To celebrate our 25th anniversary, This Old House purchased an 1849 Greek Revival farmhouse in a pastoral suburb of Boston. We'll give it the update it desperately needs, then hand it off to new owners to take into the twenty-first century.