Could Your Old Home Be The Next THIS OLD HOUSE® Project?

Nov 04, 2013, 08:05 ET from WGBH

Emmy® Award-Winning PBS Series is Searching the Greater Boston Area for a Renovation Project for its 35th National Season

CONCORD, Mass., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For its 35th national season, THIS OLD HOUSE is searching for a gem in the rough: The THIS OLD HOUSE TV crew is seeking old homes in need of renovation in the Greater Boston area, with plenty of special features to save and update. From downtown Boston lofts, to classic Capes and Colonials, to ornate Victorians in the suburbs, the series is accepting proposals for all housing types, styles and neighborhoods. Whether you are just in the dreaming phase, or well along with design, we want to hear from you. Likewise, if you are an architect with projects "on the boards" we'd love to learn more.

Current Call for Entries

2014 Greater Boston Search Timeline:

For 2014, THIS OLD HOUSE will consider proposals from November 4, 2013 through January 15, 2014. The project should be ready to break ground in early April 2014. In order to meet the show's broadcast schedule, work must conclude by November 2014 in most cases. The selected projects will be featured on multiple THIS OLD HOUSE episodes airing on PBS, premiering in the fall of 2014.

What to Submit:

  • Brief description of the renovation project—be sure to also include house style, location and year built
  • Low-res digital pictures of the home's interior and exterior
  • Brief description of the current homeowners
  • Low-res digital pictures of the homeowners
  • How much you plan to spend
  • When you need to start and conclude the project
  • Architectural plans, if there are any in development

How to Submit:

Please e-mail proposals to or submit them via regular mail to: THIS OLD HOUSE Project Proposals, P.O. Box 130, Concord, Massachusetts 01742. Select homeowners will be contacted by show producers for further interviews. Due to the volume of proposals received, THIS OLD HOUSE will not be able to respond personally to everyone or return submitted materials.

**Important Note**

The renovations are completely funded by the homeowners and not THIS OLD HOUSE, though the show coordinates product discounts and donations where possible. All donated items are considered gifts, on which the homeowners pay taxes.

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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.  Vice President of Television Operations is Michael Burton.  Senior series producer is Deborah Hood.  Series creator is Russell MorashTHIS OLD HOUSE is the No. 1 multimedia home enthusiast brand, offering trusted information and expert advice through award-winning television, a highly regarded magazine and an information-driven Web site.  THIS OLD HOUSE Ventures, Inc., is a business of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner.

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Marivel Valdes
Senior Account Executive
WGBH Boston

Jessica Neligon
Account Executive
WGBH Boston