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Season 29 - The Newton Shingle-Style House Episodes

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S29 E16: Winter Wrap Party

In the final episode of the Newton project, as the wrap party begins, Kevin walks through the project and the team gathers on the front porch to toast general contractor Tom Silva on a job well done.

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S29 E15: Grout, Closets, and a Clawfoot Tub

Installing a teak island top. Progress on the bath and old clawfoot tub. A custom closet system. Creating even grout lines on an uneven backsplash. Walnut newel-post finial. A game of pool with Norm.

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S29 E14: In Memory of Joe Ferrante

Installing sod in the backyard. Quartz and resin countertops installed in the kitchen. High-efficiency air conditioning system. New wainscoting for the kitchen. Cleaning oak woodwork using TSP.

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S29 E13: Getting The Details Right

Custom garage doors. Scribing base molding on floors. A stock Masonite door facelift. Laying mosaic "rug" tiles. Kitchen countertop and tile choices. Adding sprinkler heads and drip irrigation.

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S29 E12: Garage Nightmare and Garbage Disposers

The kitchen is plastered, the new white oak flooring is down, and the cabinets have just arrived. A new generation of kitchen garbage disposers. Waterproofing the shower by using a paint-on membrane.

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S29 E11: Bringing Light Throughout

Saving the old plaster in the billiards room Selections for the home's lighting, paint colors, and furnishings. Norm shows rare and valuable antique pool tables, and sees work on the pool table.

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S29 E10: Bluestone and a Historic Billiards Room

Prepping the exterior for paint. Bluestone patio and massive bluestone stairs. Wrapping exterior columns with shingles. Spray foam insulation is put in. Lighting restoration to meet modern needs.

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S29 E9: Pests, Decking, and AC

Building a fieldstone and mortar sitting wall. Troublesome conditions with the wood-to-ground contact. Termite pest control. New home designs - clean and open on the inside.

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S29 E8: Fieldstone, Replacement Windows, and Teak

Transplanting a large shrub to help with screening. Work on the fieldstone sitting wall. Installing a replacement window. Adding radiant heat panels. And crafting a beautiful 3-inch teak island top.

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S29 E7: Salvage, Progress, and Pink Granite

Progress on the porch, kitchen, and master bath. An update on the mechanical systems. How granite is quarried and split. Installing the new Milford Pink granite and also matching the old mortar.

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S29 E6: Exterior Paint Colors, Stained-Glass Window

What colors might be appropriate for a Shingle-style house. Building the 12-foot wall of a new kitchen bump out. Stained glass restoration. A concrete truck pours a small buttress wall.

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S29 E5: Retaining Wall, Historic Wallcovering

Installing pre-cast concrete to create a retaining wall. Evaluating historic wallpaper. Putting a new window in an old wall. 19th century buildings are moved as part of a construction project.

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S29 E4: Framing, Wiring, and an Unfitted Kitchen

The temporary support beam and old kitchen walls are removed. Old wiring created code violations. Floor plans and design choices are revealed. The closet ties in with the new master bath.

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S29 E3: Prepwork and Inspiration

Prepping the footings for new porch columns. A perc test for the new landscape plan. Shingle style review and plan. Removing a rotted red maple from the side yard with a tree crew and crane.

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S29 E2: Big Plans

Host Kevin O'Connor sees the plans for a large new patio, the kitchen, plumbing and heating and the 100-year old chimney. Roger Cook cuts down the giant yews obscuring the front of the house.

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S29 E1: Move or Improve?

Kevin O'Connor and master carpenter Norm Abram arrive at the latest project house in Newton, Massachusetts, An 1897 Colonial Revival in late Victorian Shingle transitional-style.