This Old House Create Showcase: Charleston Project

America’s most trusted home-improvement show follows the transformation of a neglected Charleston, South Carolina vacation home into a full-time residence. The This Old House crew brings the 2,000-square-foot, two-story shotgun-style home built in the late 1800s back to its former glory by restoring such historic details as pocket doors, fireplaces, two front porches, and more.
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Charleston - Southern Charm

Episode #101 · A new series begins in Charleston, S.C., where Kevin and the team introduce two projects: a brick 1840s "single house"-unique to Charleston's historic downtown district-and a multi-generational 1890s home in a nearby transitioning neighborhood.

Charleston - Demo Time

Episode #102 · Demo starts on the Charleston projects. Homeowner Judith discusses planting options with Roger and then he visits a nursery that can provide what she needs. Kevin tours the American College of Building Arts. Richard goes privy diving.

Charleston - Brick and Mortar

Episode #103 · An old fireplace will house a new stove. Tommy discusses using interior casework with exposed brick. The kitchen house brick needs repointing. Roger tours hidden gardens. Across town, demo continues while Tommy and Judith look at flooring options.

Charleston - Southern Roots

Episode #104 · A new foundation starts out back while out front Roger determines if a crepe myrtle can be saved. Kevin visits Fort Sumter. The single house mantel and windows are restored and the old kitchen house will be connected to the main house.

Charleston - Good Wood

Episode #105 · Kevin meets a lumberjack on the Edisto River. In a house with no stud walls, Tommy watches how pipes are disguised and Richard seeks out places for HVAC equipment. Kevin learns about Single Houses. A crepe myrtle is pruned and Tommy talks termites.

Charleston - Rough Plumbing

Episode #106 · Richard works on rough plumbing at the Elliotborough house while Kevin, Judith and Julia meet a kitchen designer. The rotting porch is assessed. A new floor is made to look old at the Single House. Tommy and Mark snake wires through a brick wall.

Charleston - Smithies

Episode #107 · The old piazza columns are restored offsite. Blacksmith students at a local college for the building arts fabricate the iron gate. Modern light fixtures are selected for an old house. New siding mixes with old to meet historic district codes.

Charleston - Rainbow Row

Episode #108 · Judith looks at house colors starting at Rainbow Row, while Tommy inspects the termite damage at her house. At the Single House, Tommy catches up with the progress. A timber frame teacher and his students build a pergola offsite and dry fit it.

Charleston - Raise The Pergola

Episode #109 · The pergola goes up. Ross tours a smart home. Kitchen cabinets are installed at the Single House. Kevin visits a local craftsman who's building a table out of cypress harvested from a river. Richard checks out the HVAC at the Elliotborough house.

Charleston - Singular Single House

Episode #110 · At the Charleston Single House, the custom iron gate is installed by students from a local building arts school. Kevin and Tom tour the house with the homeowners. Richard checks out the 3rd floor and mechanicals. Everyone meets at the piazza.