Season 42: Behind the Build

Follow the renovation of a deteriorating Queen Ann Victorian. Working with the Historic Commission, the crew restores the original house’s exterior and replicates architectural details on an addition.

Video thumbnail: This Old House E16 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | A Queen Anne Revival

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E16 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | A Queen Anne Revival

The Seaside Victorian Cottage is restored and expanded. The crew takes a final look.

E16 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | A Queen Anne Revival

Video thumbnail: This Old House E15 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Tommy in the Kitchen

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E15 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Tommy in the Kitchen

As the project deadline quickly approaches, Tom assists with final touches in the kitchen.

E15 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Tommy in the Kitchen

Video thumbnail: This Old House E14 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Cold Weather Landscape

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E14 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Cold Weather Landscape

Trees and sod arrive. The deck hatch is installed. Inside, a Wifi lock and new rangehood.

E14 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Cold Weather Landscape

Video thumbnail: This Old House E13 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Narragansett Windows

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E13 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Narragansett Windows

Interior trim, electric meter and panels; limestone patio, storm windows; Victorian shed.

E13 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Narragansett Windows

Video thumbnail: This Old House E12 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Pizza Time

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E12 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Pizza Time

While the finishes are happening inside, a pizza oven arrives and is installed outside.

E12 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Pizza Time

Video thumbnail: This Old House E11 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Design Elements

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E11 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Design Elements

New technology in speakers, HVAC systems, and garage door openers. Outside, a new pool.

E11 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Design Elements

Video thumbnail: This Old House E10 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Outside Details

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E10 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Outside Details

Cobblestone apron; drop finial installed; cabana window swings up; exterior paint colors.

E10 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Outside Details

Video thumbnail: This Old House E9 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Upgrading Old School

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E9 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Upgrading Old School

Yankee Gutters and corbels; a Gen Next electrician lesson; tankless hot water system.

E9 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Upgrading Old School

Video thumbnail: This Old House E8 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Back to Narragansett

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E8 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Back to Narragansett

Queen Ann Victorian windows and shingle installation. Landscape meeting with homeowners.

E8 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Back to Narragansett

Video thumbnail: This Old House E7 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Chimney Straightener

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E7 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Chimney Straightener

Repurposed bricks for the chimney. Staggered shingles on the porch. Shower drain install.

E7 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Chimney Straightener

Video thumbnail: This Old House E6 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | New Light in Old Windows

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E6 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | New Light in Old Windows

New rafters get a decorative flair like the old rafters. New light in the antique windows.

E6 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | New Light in Old Windows

Video thumbnail: This Old House E5 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Project Interrupted

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E5 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Project Interrupted

A Queen Anne Seaside Victorian Cottage restoration begins…and begins again.

E5 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Project Interrupted

Video thumbnail: This Old House E4 | Behind the Build | Anatomy of a Kitchen

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E4 | Behind the Build | Anatomy of a Kitchen

Follow the transformation of an outdated galley kitchen from demo to design.

E4 | Behind the Build | Anatomy of a Kitchen

Video thumbnail: This Old House E3 | Behind the Build | Memorable Makers

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E3 | Behind the Build | Memorable Makers

This Old House celebrates the talented craftspeople of America’s Makers Movement.

E3 | Behind the Build | Memorable Makers

Video thumbnail: This Old House E2 | Behind the Build | Factory Made

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E2 | Behind the Build | Factory Made

We take a look behind the scenes at factories that provide materials for our projects.

E2 | Behind the Build | Factory Made

Video thumbnail: This Old House E1 | Behind the Build | Designing Kitchens

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E1 | Behind the Build | Designing Kitchens

Follow the evolution of kitchen design concepts over the years.

E1 | Behind the Build | Designing Kitchens