Progress is underway at Season 43’s Concord Country Cape project. Read on to learn about the latest updates from the site.
Megan and Lincoln Pasquina and their young son live in Boston. Like many city-swellers, they want to move out of the city. They have owned a rental property, a New England Cape built in 1880, for five years in Concord, MA.
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City-Dwellers Start Renovations
Meg ReinhardtDuring the past 140 years, the Concord home has seen several renovations. The Pasquinas have hired the Silva Brothers to help them improve views of the beautiful three-acre property and make better use of the space inside.
Beautifying the Outdoors
Meg ReinhardtThis Old House Landscape Contractor Jenn Nawada starts on enhancing the landscape outside by planting new trees and shrubs.
Old Garage Comes Down
Sara FergusonKevin O’Conner gets a turn using the excavator to tear down the old garage.
Framing Goes Up
Antony TieuliThe new garage is framed behind the main house. On the back of the main house, a new shed dormer adds ceiling height to the existing second floor.
Sara FergusonThis Old House plumber Richard Trethewey and General Contractor Tom Silva review the baseboard heating inside the home. Hot water will be used to heat the house, and in some rooms, the old baseboards will be re-used.
Look Out Below
Sara FergusonTommy and Charlie demo a section of the ceiling where they will be installing a new beam next to the old staircase. This needs to be done in order to take down a section of one of the walls alongside the stairs.
Bracing the Foundation
Left: Anthony Tieuli, Right: Sara FergusonTom and Charlie brace the new foundation before the backfilling begins.