Behind the Scenes at the Cambridge House
A rainy day at the Cambridge house didn't stop Kevin from taking some behind-the-scenes shots of the house and the crew
Homeowner George Mabry says he fell in love with the property—not the house. But in the right light—from the backyard, maybe—the project house can be appealing. The beautiful foliage and stone wall don't hurt.
Not the house in which to throw stones.
The kitchen was one of the few areas that bore Mabry's personal stamp. He abandoned the home's original kitchen to create this one in another part of the house. In fact, the new kitchen originally was to be saved until a train of heavy downpours punched through the roof. So, the house's third kitchen, in this space, is in the works.
We've added a door toward the back and to the left that connects with the dining room/library. The wall on the left has been moved back about 18 inches, too.
...the show must go on! Show director David Vos didn't let the sloppy weather stop him from riding to the site for every shoot.
Master carpenter Norm Abram (from left), director David Vos, and producer Deborah Hood look at site plans as they figure how to film a segment.
A good bit of shrubbery gave their lives so that a modest addition could be made to the house. Here, the concrete formwork is put in place.
TV work really is as glamorous as it looks. Until it rains for three days straight. And your clothes are cold, wet, and muddy. And you have to hoof concrete formwork up an incline while someone takes your picture. Sorry, buddy.
The job these guys did was amazing, but even more amazing is that no one recreated the muddy jungle scene from Romancing the Stone.
Here's the cardboard model of the Cambridge house as it will look upon completion.