Season 34 - The Essex House Episodes
Norm and Kevin visit an antiques shop. A Dutch door is fitted. Kevin sees new lighting and the living area. Richard shows the basement. Norm sees the caregiver suite. The homeowner’s parents arrive.
Richard talks the geothermal system. The mudroom is tiled. Kevin tours a Seattle home. Tom installs countertops. A contractor fits the window trim pieces. Tom brings in an antique farm table.
An installer lays new tile. A mason parges the top of the brick chimney. The flooring is stained. Norm meets the carpenter who restored Daryl Hall’s estate. A mud job forms the bed for hearth tiles.
Norm meets a shipwright. Tom puts up barn boards. Kevin sees the finished patio and plantings as well as a house designed for ALS. Hearth tiles are laid. Tom builds a mantel from reclaimed oak.
Insulation and drywall go up at the cottage. Richard gets a look at septic innovation. Norm brings out the decorative timbers and he and Tom fabricate the final joint and install the pieces.
Kevin and Roger explore the Essex clamming scene. Richard talks rough plumbing and ductwork progress. Radiant floor panels, a lightning rod, and a metal roof are fitted. Roger makes a bluestone patio.
Tom and Kevin pick window trim. Richard brings Kevin up to speed on the geothermal installation, and two 350-foot deep wells are drilled. Dynamite is used to make space for the pipe.
Roger restores the water feature. Kevin and Richard revive a water well. An electrician digs a trench to the street. Ross Trethewey explains why the site is ideal for geothermal heating and cooling.
Tom repairs water damage. He and Norm replace a sill. Kevin sees the plan for the patio. Roger adds veneer to the walls. Norm meets a Bucksport architect to see the accessible house he designed.
Kevin visits the Institute for Human Centered Design. Tom and Roger level out the site in Essex. Norm, Tom, and Kevin remove a dormer and frame the kitchen roof. Roger makes retaining walls.
The season’s second project finds Norm and Kevin back on Cape Ann, in Essex, Massachusetts. John and Julie Corcoran hope to turn their 1935 English-style cottage into an accessible in-law residence.
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