It’s a special day in Newburyport, MA. Renovation on the 1902 house is done, and homeowners Palen and Melissa and their daughter are ready to move in, but first, they’ve invited the This Old House crew to be a part of the annual Yankee Homecoming Bed Race—an event that’s part of an annual weeklong celebration and one of the things that they feel makes their community special.
After the race, the crew meets at the house for a tour. Melissa gives Kevin O’Connor a tour of the first floor, starting in the living room, which was enlarged after reclaiming the screened-in porch as interior living space, then working their way back through the new wide-open dining room.
Palen gives Tom Silva a tour of the second floor, including the new primary suite with a steam shower in the bathroom, and a tour of the newly finished attic turned playroom and office.
Richard Trethewey and plumber Brian Bilo discuss the new HVAC system and mechanicals. As an extra safety measure, Brian has installed an automatic gas shut off in case of a leak.
There’s as much change outside as there is inside. Jenn Nawada and Melissa talk about the square footage gained with the new bump out, the new basement entrance, and the defined spaces in the backyard.
They make their way to the front of the house where Charlie Silva, as a finishing touch, is installing the historical plaque and admire the transformation there.
Original Air Date: Feb 9, 2023, Season 44; Ep. 14 23:42
Products and Resources from this Episode
- Architect: Savoie Nolan Architects
- Side Trips:
Newburyport Lions Club
Museum of Old Newbury
- Design assistance: Redbird Trading Company
- Mantel builder: TJ Berky Builders
- Flooring supplier: Hunt Hardwood Flooring
- Lighting installation: Newburyport Lighting
- Bathroom fixture manufacturers: American Standard
- Bathroom vanities and mirrors manufacturer: DXV
- Bathroom hardware supplier: EDOS Manufacturers’ Reps
- Bathroom fixture supplier: FW Webb Company
- Shower door manufacturers:
Vision Shower Doors
- Window treatments: Sue’s Custom Window Treatments
- Plumbing contractor: Bilo Plumbing & Heating
- HVAC supplier: Emerson Swan
- Small duct high-velocity system manufacturer: The Unico System
- Radiant heating manufacturer: Viega
- High-efficiency boiler manufacturer: Viessmann
- Landscaping contractor: Marc Morin’s Landscaping, LLC
- Sod supplier: Sodco
- Masonry block manufacturer: Unilock
- Roof shingles manufacturer: GAF
- EV Charger: ChargePoint
- Window trim manufacturer: Trim Solutions
- Kitchen appliance manufacturer: Fulgor Milano
- Kitchen appliance supplier: Appliance Warehouse