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This Old House Is Going to Los Angeles

TOH TV is is heading west—to Los Angeles, California, where the crew will work on its next project. Could your house be the one they pick to put on TV?

Is your home the perfect house to appear on This Old House TV? TOH is searching for the right renovation to appear on the next season of the television show.

For the first-time ever, TOH is looking for a historic home to renovate in Los Angeles County. The TV crew is hoping to find a dynamic family with a classic old house in need of help, with plenty of things to save and update. However, the project's scope must be "just right"—not a whole house, but more than just a kitchen. The renovation must be able to be completed in about five or six months, with construction potentially beginning as early as August 2010 and finishing by January 2011. The ideal project should already be underway with architectural plans and/or have the ability to be "fast-tracked" to the building phase.

The selected project will be featured on multiple This Old House episodes airing on PBS in early 2011. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2010.

Please note that the renovations are completely funded by the homeowners and not by This Old House, though the show coordinates product discounts and donations where possible. All donated items are considered gifts, on which the homeowners pay taxes.

This Old House is reviewing proposals now. To be considered, please submit the following:

• Brief description of the house, including style, location, and year built

• Low-res digital pictures of the home's interior and exterior

• Brief description of the current owners

• Low-res digital pictures of the homeowners

• Scope of the renovation (what you hope to do)

• Project budget (ballpark, or not-to-exceed number)

• Anticipated schedule

Please send proposals to:


Project Proposals

This Old House

P.O. Box 130

Concord, MA 01742

Select homeowners will be contacted by show producers for further interviews. Due to the volume of proposals received, This Old House will not be able to respond personally to everyone or return submitted materials.