Cape Ann | Exterior
For the first project of Season 41, This Old House will be in scenic Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, where a young family is looking to leave the city behind—and breathe new life into an 1891 shingle-style home that's seen some unfortunate renovations over the years. Bringing back the house's historic character (and removing traces of the 1970s, like the carpeting covering up the wood floors!) will be a major part of this extensive renovation.
Outside, what's now the back of the house will become the front. The existing garage—which is undersized and detached—will be demolished and replaced with a new garage that connects to the house via a mudroom.