Megan and Lincoln Pasquina and their young son live in Boston. Like many city-swellers, they want to move out of the city. They have owned a rental property, a New England Cape built in 1880, for five years in Concord, MA.
City-Dwellers Start Renovations
During the past 140 years, the Concord home has seen several renovations. The Pasquinas have hired the Silva Brothers to help them improve views of the beautiful three-acre property and make better use of the space inside.
Beautifying the Outdoors
This Old House Landscape Contractor Jenn Nawada starts on enhancing the landscape outside by planting new trees and shrubs.
Old Garage Comes Down
Kevin O’Conner gets a turn using the excavator to tear down the old garage.
Framing Goes Up
The new garage is framed behind the main house. On the back of the main house, a new shed dormer adds ceiling height to the existing second floor.
This Old House plumber Richard Trethewey and General Contractor Tom Silva review the baseboard heating inside the home. Hot water will be used to heat the house, and in some rooms, the old baseboards will be re-used.
Look Out Below
Tommy and Charlie demo a section of the ceiling where they will be installing a new beam next to the old staircase. This needs to be done in order to take down a section of one of the walls alongside the stairs.
Bracing the Foundation
Tom and Charlie brace the new foundation before the backfilling begins.