Brick and Mortar | The Charleston Houses 2018
Coming up on This Old House
Kevin is at the 1840’s Charleston Single House.
Inside, where the majority of changes will happen, he finds builder Mark in the old dining room, which will become a new kitchen.
To accommodate the desired cabinet layout, the homeowners have decided their new range should slide into the space currently used as a fireplace. Mark shows Kevin what needs to be done to the fireplace in order to create the space.
With the plan to expose the brick on many of the walls in the house, Mark needs to decide how to handle the original casework around all the windows. He and Tommy discuss the options, and he shows homeowner Scott a mockup of what he thinks will look best for the house.
The brick and mortar in the single house date to the 1840’s. As they restore the kitchen house, they need to repoint the exposed brick. Master mason Mark McCullough has come to Charleston to inspect the old mortar and to check out how they update it down south.
Roger takes a tour of some hidden gardens with the Edwards’ landscape architect, Glen Gardner, starting with another Charleston Single House.
Work is just getting underway at the other project across town. Tommy checks in with a demo expert to see what they are discovering. Many joists and floorboards are rotted.
Judith plans on wood flooring throughout the house. Tommy takes her to a local showroom to discuss what she should consider when making selections.