Season 43- The West Roxbury Victorian Episodes
A little over a year ago, the 1890s West Roxbury Victorian was a tired-looking house. Now, it’s all dressed up and looking good. The crew and homeowners give a tour of the changes.
Countertops are going in and doors are being hung. A local stone fabrication shop is visited. A distressed stained finish is applied to trim. Under-cabinet receptacles and crown molding are installed.
Cabinets and a vent hood are being installed in the kitchen. The homeowners’ daughter chooses a paint color for her room. A stained glass window is repaired, and floor tiles are laid out for installation.
Antique windows are installed in Dracut, MA. The original foundation is repaired. The wood floors are patched, and a bathroom is prepped for tile. Then, the team explores aluminum gutters that look like wood.
Headway on the 1890s Victorian continues as the crew installs lighting on the front porch and preps the primary bathroom for in-floor heating. Later, the homeowners pick lighting for the dining room and install drywall in the attic.
The old front steps are replaced in this episode, and the homeowners decide on interior flooring. Kevin visits a trade school. Then, a cable railing and new door are installed out back, and a brick walkway out front.
Ipe is installed on the front porch. The existing furnace gets a new heat pump coil. Back at the house, a brick patio is built. At the Dracut Centre School, original corbel replicas are installed.
The windows are trimmed with PVC, and the house is sided with fiber cement clapboards. An American Elm resistant to Dutch Elm disease is planted. Inside, a drainpipe puzzle is solved.
The inside of the house is demo’d. The homeowners select kitchen cabinets, then a wider window opening is created. Beams are installed to replace a load-bearing wall, a willow tree is pruned, and house wrap is installed.
It’s a new project. We meet a new builder Deliandro and homeowners Robyn and Derek in the West Roxbury section of Boston. Robyn gives a tour. Derek is an architect and drew the construction plans.
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