Brookline Mid-century Modern House
This Old House is headed back to Brookline, Massachusetts, for the second half of our 40th season. When we first visited the Boston suburb in 1983, we built a new contemporary style house and outfitted it with state-of-the-art solar energy techniques for its time. This season, we’ll be modernizing a split-level mid-century home for homeowners Sunil and Neha and their 2-year-old daughter.
Puddingstone wall, revisit Cambridge modern, trimless recessed lights, rain water runoff.
Paver selection, skylight install, sewer line replacement, and foundation repair.
Buttress poured, visit to Manchester by the sea, puzzling ductwork, and PVC trim installed
Brookline removes asbestos, salvage, and trees, and a visit to the first TOH project house
Kevin, Tommy, and Richard tour the renovated modern marvel that Sunil and Neha all home
Finishing closets, baseboards, a linear shower drain, and floating vanities are installed.
Giant tile project. Revisiting the 20th. Retro fireplace and modern cabinets installed.
Rafters for a cantilevered roof, venting solve, ductwork puzzle, snow cleats
Calculating stair riser height, foundation insulation, radiant heat, return to Santa Fe.
In-counter outlets lesson. Visit with visits Nathan Gilbert. Norm frames a skylight.
Apprentices lay a foundation sill, Richard scopes the sewer, and modern design inside.
Tommy and Kevin learn about the full scope of work, as Charlie starts the demolition.