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Sneak Peek: The Cambridge 2012 and Essex Houses

Watch this video to see what's in store for the next TOH TV season, as the crew updates homes in Cambridge and Essex, Massachusetts

A new season of This Old House television premieres on PBS stations on Thursday, October 4 (check local listings), and new episodes become available weekly at beginning Sunday, October 7, at 6 p.m.

This fall, This Old House TV will visit the storied neighborhood of Avon Hill, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to feature the overhaul of an 1887 Queen Anne house in a historic area. Built originally as a two-family residence and later adapted to accommodate a family on each of its three floors, the house will soon be a single-family residence. Strict local standards limit changes to its exterior, which will include a new paint job, some reconfigured windows, and a smattering of modest alterations. But inside, TOH general contractor Tom Silva and his team will perform a drastic alteration that will essentially create a brand-new house within the shell of the old one.

Get more on the Cambridge 2012 TV project.

Watch the crew in action at the house on the project webcams.

Then their head over to Essex, Massachusetts, where John and Julie Corcoran plan to renovate their circa 1935 cottage into an inviting, universally designed home for Julie's parents, who will soon relocate from North Carolina to be closer to their grandchildren. TOH general contractor Tom Silva and company will work alongside architect Sally DeGan to strip away decades of bad remodels and outright neglect and restore it to its original cozy character.

Get more on the Essex TV project.

Watch the crew in action at the house on the project webcams.