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This Old House

Manchester, Mass. (Part 4 of 26) (#2104)

Host Steve Thomas learns more about the origin of Shingle style homes when he tours one of the great surviving Shingle style buildings, H.H. Richardson's Stonehurst in Waltham, Massachusetts. Back at the project site the home team reviews the costs associated with the new addition's foundation, and Steve asks the obvious: "Wouldn't it be faster, cheaper and better to simply tear down this tired old structure and put up a new one?" Master Carpenter Norm Abram and General Contractor Tom Silva have already figured this would cost $1 million more than the planned renovation of the existing structure. Tom also points out the value of saving what is left of a once-grand old building. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and master carpenter Norm Abram.

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