This Old House Plans First Ever New York City Renovation

Submit your house for the chance to have the This Old House television crew work on your remodel

Monday, June 9, 2008, Concord, MA

For the first-time ever, the Emmy Award-winning television series This Old House is looking for a historic home to renovate in New York City. The TV crew is hoping to find a dynamic family with a great 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 completed in about 4 to 5 months, with construction beginning as early as August and finished by December. The ideal project should already be underway with design plans and have the ability to be “fast-tracked.”

The selected project will be featured on multiple This Old House episodes beginning on PBS in early 2009. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 4, 2008.

Please note that the renovations are completely funded by the homeowners and not by This Old House, though the show arranges for 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, submit the following:

  • Brief description of the house including house style 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
  • The scope of the renovation
  • How much you plan to spend
  • When you need to start and conclude the project

Please e-mail proposals to [email protected] or submit them via regular mail to:

This Old House Project Proposals
P.O. Box 130
Concord, Massachusetts 01742.

(Please follow the guidelines carefully. We receive a large number of proposals. Unless our producers are interested in looking further at your proposed project, we cannot respond to questions individually.)

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