This Old House® Features a New "Old" House

A Brand New 18th Century Style Farmhouse Premiering March 2016 on PBS

Feb 09, 2016, 10:00 ET from WGBH-TV/This Old House

CONCORD, Mass., Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 36th season of Emmy® Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE continues with a new and unique project on the North Shore of Massachusetts: a brand-new historic-style home that fits right in with the New England-style homes in the surrounding rural landscape. THIS OLD HOUSE will work with owners Bill and April as they move with their new baby from the city and break ground on a new pre-engineered 3,000 square foot home with fine architectural details of the late 1700s.

This fascinating approach to residential design and construction captures the essence of historic architecture and detail in a new home with today's practical layouts and modern amenities.  The family chose Connor Homes to pre-design and engineer the historically-accurate home. The television series will show how the components of the home are pre-built in a factory by skilled craftsmen and women.  On the jobsite, these components will be assembled to create an energy-efficient home in a fraction of the usual time.

"Our audience will be drawn in by this unique twist. Featuring a new home is a departure for us at THIS OLD HOUSE, but it's a story that we are very excited to tell.  It's a great opportunity for our viewers to see an historic-style home built from the ground up, using some of today's most innovative building and engineering techniques," says Senior Producer John Tomlin.

General Contractor Erik Kaminski of Kaminski Construction Management will build the home with the help of the entire THIS OLD HOUSE crew: General contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor visit the cutting-edge factory; master carpenter Norm Abram and interior designer Kristina Crestin salvage vintage architectural details; landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a granite yard to find the perfect stone to create a unique and memorable landscape; and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps install an innovative geothermal heating and cooling system.

Ten new episodes of the North Shore Farmhouse will begin airing in late March 2016 on PBS stations and www.thisoldhouse.comCheck local listings for the dates and times in your area.  Join the conversation with THIS OLD HOUSE on Twitter using @thisoldhouse, #TOHNorthShore and #TOHTV or on Facebook.  Fans can also visit to access exclusive behind-the-scenes special features, such as a photo gallery, project overview and products and services information.

Watch a sneak peek of the THIS OLD HOUSE North Shore Farmhouse Project here.

THIS OLD HOUSE is produced by THIS OLD HOUSE Productions, Inc., a Time Inc. company, and is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. THIS 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. Executive Producer is Chris Wolfe and Senior Producer is John Tomlin. 

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