In 18 episodes, This Old House
goes modern as the crew undertakes its first Contemporary-style project, in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts. Built during a time of architectural experimentation, homeowner George Mabry’s modern house is now over a half-century old, and is therefore, officially "historic." Situated in a woodland setting just around the corner from the brick walkways and the urban bustle of Harvard Square, the house is full of potential…and problems. Water damage, insect infestation, overgrown trees and outdated systems have affected both its curb appeal and its functionality. Can the This Old House
crew maintain the house’s angular, unornamented lines while updating the home with amenities and surfaces that might be called "warm modern?"
Distributed by: The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)