The Westwood House | Episode 1
In this episode:
The crew renovated and restored of the 1785 Weatherbee farm in Westwood, Massachusetts, adding a new 16' x 40' kitchen and family room.
Kicking off its ninth season, This Old House tackled the restoration of Weatherbee Farm, a 200-year-old rambling farmhouse in Westwood, Massachusetts, 13 miles southwest of Boston. The new owners of Weatherbee Farm could thank Weatherbee Yankee spirit—"use it up, wear it out, make do or do without"— for a property full of architectural momentos: Federal-style windows, a Greek-Revival doorway and the Colonial Revival mantelpiece in the sitting room off the old kitchen. The challenge was how much of the old to save, and how much of the new to construct to suit the needs of 20th century homeowners with a growing family.