This Old House teams up with a Boston-area non-profit to renovate a foreclosed 1870s Second Empire home in the city's Roxbury neighborhood for two deserving families. Watch the stunning start-to-finish transformation on this special Create showcase!
Project with Purpose Begins #101 For the season's second project, the crew partners with the City of Boston and non-profit Nuestra Comunidad to take a foreclosed house and turn it into affordable housing in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Mounting Challenges #102 Norm Abram talks with general contractor David Lopes. Kevin O'Connor meets with a non-profit developer and our project house's buyer. Norm examines the house's structure. A crew raises the walls.
More Trouble Than We Thought #103 Norm Abram meets with the general contractor and looks at slate-like shingles. Kevin O'Connor examines the new siding. The paint color consultant explains the color scheme.
Coming Together #104 Kevin O'Connor checks the house's progress. Richard Trethewey sees the HVAC system. Kevin visits Florida's Fort Myers area. The homeowner explains her interior design. Norm Abram installs decking.
Help from Our Friends #105 Roger Cook works with students from YouthBuild Boston. The fence contractor installs a PVC fence. Norm Abram installs casings and paneling. A preservation plasterer casts elements for the house.
Oak Doors, Fireplace Surround #106 A carpenter installs crown molding. The homeowner considers paint colors. Norm Abram examines the new front doors. Kevin finds a marble fireplace. The lead carpenter installs the front doors.
Custom Details #107 Norm Abram travels to Dover, N.H. A stone specialist installs a marble fireplace. A flooring contractor installs a birch floor. The interior designer explains her kitchen designs.
Roxbury Past and Present #108 Roger Cook works on the front yard. Norm Abram looks at the second unit. The homeowner learns to maintain her new countertops. Richard Trethewey installs a new water heater.
Looking Back and Looking Ahead #109 With one week left, Kevin O'Connor learns to install tiles for the kitchen backsplash. Kevin visits our previous non-profit development. Tom Silva helps install the new stairs.
One Less Foreclosure In Boston #110 The job nears completion thanks to the dedication of general contractor David Lopes. The team gathers for the wrap party and all agree that it was a successful partnership.