Season 32 - The Los Angeles House Episodes
Work on the Los Angeles project wraps up with the finishing touches both outside and in. We reveal the space and landscaping. The family congratulates everyone on a job well done.
A new custom garage door blends with the period of the house. The front gates are installed. Kevin shows the front yard, hardware and light fixtures, then visits a spectacular Spanish style house.
Kitchen cabinets, soapstone countertops, an archway and a coved ceiling are installed. Richard helps with a pedestal sink. The Juliette balcony and decorative iron balustrade are installed.
The 1930s floors are matched with red oak and walnut. The new back terrace, with corbels and tile, is constructed. We see attractive low water plants. Kevin gets a close look at the Hollywood sign.
Alfonso shows Kevin the last two steps of the stucco system. We see the house’s new period-appropriate ornamental ironwork. The reproduction tile for our project is hand glazed and goes up inside.
Custom foam forms and the "cat face" plaster technique replicate existing detail in the house. Norm visits cabinetmaker Larry Bucklan. The existing roof on the main house will have to be replaced.
Norm wrestles with creative details. The stucco system starts on the addition. Kevin sees California modern architecture. Norm shows a formaldehyde-free batt insulation. Kevin meets a tile specialist.
Kevin arrives at the L.A. house to find the custom tiles, windows and doors. In Griffith Park, Richard sees L.A.’s new water supply infrastructure. Alfonso evaluates the condition of our stucco.
Norm Abram and Kevin O'Connor stop by one of LA's movie studios to find homeowner Kurt Albrecht at work. In the basement, Richard Trethewey reviews the heating and cooling systems being installed.
This Old House goes Hollywood with the first ever renovation project in the Los Angeles area. The homeowners plan to renovate their 1933 Spanish Colonial Revival house while keeping its character.