The Woburn House | Episode 1
In this episode:
Host Bob Vila introduces you to the newest star of This Old House, a 1950 ranch-style tract house badly in need of elbow room. Bob and master carpenter Norm Abram discuss the possibilities for creating space where none presently exists. And they'll take you on a tour of the neighborhood to see how other homeowners have transformed their houses from the 1950s into roomier, energy-efficient homes for the 1980s.
"What made this [house] special for us is that, for 25 years since the builder put it up, the same family lived in it. And, all they did really was add some shutters and an awning over the door...but other than that it looks exactly the way in did in 1956. And that's appealing to us because...we've got the original house and we're gonna put in our own ideas into it."
-Bob Vila, introducing Season 3 in 1982
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