This Old House
Season 44 starts with restoring the first black postmaster's house in Atlanta, then the crew heads to Newburyport, MA, to remodel a classic New England-style home. Later, we start work on a 1720s Cape Ann Gambrel in Ipswich, MA.
Restoring a 1720 Cape Ann Gambrel
This Old House tackles the renovation of a timber-framed house that predates the American Revolution.
S44 E14: Bed Race
Renovation on the 1902 house is done, and the homeowners are ready to move in, but first, the crew and homeowners participate in the town’s annual bed race. After, they meet at the house for a tour.
S44 E13: Off-the-Shelf Custom Look
A change in season from Spring to Summer is the perfect time for landscaping. Jenn Nawada meets with homeowners Palen and Melissa to add curb appeal to their yard. Kevin O’Connor helps Charlie Silva and Tom Silva with building a custom desk using off-the-shelf material. Heath installs an electric vehicle charger. Mauro Henrique gives the secret to achieving a high gloss finish on front doors.
S44 E12: Design Talk
Watch as shingles are installed on a small roof valley. The homeowners make design selections, and exterior windows are trimmed with a prefabricated trim system. Then, the railing on the original staircase is raised.
S44 E11: Demo Find
Work is underway for the new three-story bump out, the interior is demolished, and a new wider staircase is built. A retaining wall is made, and the town wastewater treatment facility is toured.
S44 E10: Powering Through
The main power is disconnected at the Newburyport house, and temporary power is run before the demo begins. Asbestos abatement is performed, and the back bump-out is removed. Then, a carpenter talks about what it’s like working with Parkinson’s disease.
S44 E9: Shipwrights and Sea Captains
The crew is back in Massachusetts to start a new project—a modest 1902 Victorian in the town of Newburyport. They meet the homeowners, tour the project, and discuss the possible challenges.
A Look Back at Norm Abram’s Career
Rock star, GOAT, world-class craftsman. As TOH master carpenter Norm Abram steps away from This Old House after 43 seasons, we look back at his career, and he looks forward.
Take a 3D Tour of the Atlanta Postmaster’s House
Take a virtual walkthrough of This Old House Season 44’s Atlanta project house. This South Atlanta home was the focal point of the black community and was once owned by the area’s first postmaster, Luther Price. See how the homeowners preserved and honored its history while making it a home for their family today.
1720 Cape Ann Gambrel | Front Exterior
Progress and expansion are underway at Season 44’s 1720 Cape Ann Gambrel in Ipswich, MA. See the work done in the front exterior, which is the original part of the house.
Upgrading a Classic New England-Style Home in Newburyport, MA
See how one family is adding space and upgrading systems to create their dream home in the town they love. Step inside This Old House season 44’s Newburyport Forever House.
S44 E8: Families Meet
The 1890s Victorian house in Atlanta, once owned by South Atlanta’s first black postmaster, was a dilapidated and abandoned structure. It now has been fully restored, and the crew is back on site for a tour.
S44 E7: Repointed and Planted
The front door is stripped of paint. The HVAC system is connected and tested. Floating shelves are installed. The brick steps are repaired. An herb garden is planted, and the custom wallpaper is hung.
S44 E6: Respecting the Old
Watch as the old porch posts are repaired, and the bathrooms get a new wall treatment. Ceiling joists are left exposed on the ceiling. Then, the homeowners choose a front door and visit Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s home.
S44 E5: Whole House Protection
The interior framing of the house in Atlanta is almost complete. Then, siding is installed on the exterior. The team tours a major motion picture studio, and later, the home is protected from lightning strikes. Finally, the Dracut Centre School is restored.
S44 E4: Cardboard Kitchen
The new interior spaces are toured, and the HVAC ducting is installed. Kitchen location options are explored, and the old windows are restored. Then, the homeowners’ daughter creates a 3D tour of the house.
S44 E3: School of HVAC
Watch as a stem wall foundation is poured and custom wallpaper is designed. The homeowner installs a vapor barrier in the crawl space and tours an outdoor school for backyard inspiration.
S44 E2: Unsafe Structures
It’s demolition day at the project house in South Atlanta. The homeowners’ daughter learns to use power tools to build a lending library. Then, an ivy-covered oak overhanging the roof is safely trimmed back.
New Seasons Premiering on PBS and The Roku Channel
This Old House and Ask This Old House are back with all-new seasons starting Sept. 29 on PBS and streaming free on The Roku Channel on Oct. 3.
Long Time Coming: Inside the West Roxbury Victorian Project
After nine years of dreaming, designing —and squirreling away savings—the owners of this 1894 Victorian finally give it the functional upgrades it needed and the updates they longed for.
S44 E1: Welcome to Atlanta
It’s the start of a new project in South Atlanta, GA. The house is an 1890s Victorian that once belonged to a civil rights activist. Watch as the This Old House team meets the homeowners, builder, and project manager.
The House That Norm Built
‘The House That Norm Built’ is a one-hour tribute to Norm Abram, the man whose skills launched the longest-running home improvement show, This Old House.
1720 Cape Ann Gambrel | Interior
Progress and expansion are underway at Season 44’s 1720 Cape Ann Gambrel in Ipswich, MA. See the work done 24/7/365 inside this historic home in real-time.
1720 Cape Ann Gambrel | Exterior
Progress and expansion are underway at Season 44’s 1720 Cape Ann Gambrel in Ipswich, MA. See the work done on this historic home in real-time, including reusing the wood beams and floors from the 1800s ell for the home’s new addition.
See the Before Photos of TOH’s Atlanta Postmaster’s House
Check out these photos of This Old House Season 44 first project—a home in South Atlanta, GA, once owned by the area's first postmaster, Luther Price.
Watch ‘The House That Norm Built’— A Tribute to Norm Abram Airing Tonight
Join fellow cast members, celebrities, colleagues, and friends as they celebrate Master Carpenter Norm Abram and his groundbreaking, 43-year career on This Old House. Watch The House That Norm Built on Monday, October 3 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS and streaming free on The Roku Channel.
Safeguarding a Home’s Legacy in Atlanta
A young family rebuilds a derelict 1890s house as a warm, welcoming home of their own, while paying equal attention to preserving an important piece of South Atlanta’s past.
S43 E39: A Legacy Restored
After 13 long months, the restoration is finally complete on the 158-year-old Dutch Colonial that has been in the same family for seven generations! Watch as the homeowners give the crew a tour of the new spaces. Then, Tom Silva presents a gift to the family to pass on to the future owners.
S43 E38: Pantry Problems
The crew discusses pocket doors and advises on painting. Old chalkboards are restored at the Dracut Centre School. Then, pantry cabinets, a soaker tub, and kitchen lighting are installed at the house.
S43 E37: Smooth Finish
The crew visits a tech school. Back at the house, floors are going down, and a custom drain pan is built for the laundry room. Then, the new irrigation system is discussed, and the ICF foundation gets a stucco-like finish.
S43 E36: Watertight Doghouse Dormers
Watch as a wet tap is performed to run new water lines at the house. Then, the team installs a fire sprinkler system and a slate hearth inside. Finally, doghouse dormers are made watertight and sided.
S43 E35: Amped Up
This week, the house has undergone a dramatic transformation. The electrical and HVAC service is upgraded, and an old window gets new life. Then, host Kevin O’Connor is taught welding, and the house is ready for insulation.