The Emmy Award-winning PBS home improvement series This Old House will feature a 19th-century Victorian-era home in the city of Cambridge, Mass., and a woodland cottage circa 1935 in rural Essex, Mass., as its latest renovation projects for the upcoming 33rd national season premiering this October 4.
The locations represent a city-and -country theme and provide fresh angles that are different and even contrasting. The Cambridge Project will showcase a renovation for a young family in a bustling urban setting, while the Essex Project is a quiet country cottage that will be transformed into a universally accessible living space for aging parents.
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“We have two major remodels this season, each conceived by a homeowner with a very clear vision,” says host Kevin O’Connor. “Viewers will find aspects to love about both the stylish family home in Cambridge and the accessible in-law cottage in Essex.”
The This Old House Cambridge Project, featuring 15 brand-new episodes, premieres nationally on PBS on October 4, 2012. The Essex Project, featuring 11 episodes, premieres January 2013. Viewers can watch full new This Old House episodes Sundays at 7 p.m. after each show premieres at www.thisoldhouse.com/watchTOH.
Live, 24/7 progress of the Cambridge and Essex projects is available on thisoldhouse.com/webcams.
This Old House is produced by This Old House Productions, Inc., for This Old House Ventures, Inc., and is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston.
In the picture above: The Cambridge 2012 Project. Pictured: Landscape contractor Roger Cook, heating and plumbing expert Richard Trethewey, master carpenter Norm Abram, host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva. (credit: Matt Kalinowski)