This Old House Is Searching for Its Next Boston Home

The Emmy award-winning TV show looks for renovation projects in the greater-Boston area.


The This Old House crew, the Belmont Victorian featured this season. Photos via

Calling all Boston-area homes in need of major repair, the This Old House crew is on the hunt for the next home to feature on its upcoming 37th season, and they’ll accept applicants through December 31st.

Any style home, from a city brownstone to a seaside cottage, will be considered, but it must be a fixer-upper and homeowners should be prepared to pay for the renovations, though the show coordinates product discounts and donations when possible.

The project should be ready to break ground in early spring of 2016. In order to meet the show’s broadcast schedule, work must conclude by November 2016. The selected projects will be featured on multiple This Old House episodes airing on PBS in the 2016-2017 season.

First airing in Boston in 1979, This Old House has received 16 Emmy awards, and features hosts Kevin O’Connor, master carpenter Norm Abram, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook. Recent home renovation projects include a row house in Charlestown, a Garrison Colonial in Lexington, and a three-story Queen Anne-style Belmont Victorian, currently on-air.

To submit a property for consideration, include the following:

  • A description of the home’s style, location, and year built.
  • A description of the renovation project, including any architectural plans, the budget, and a proposed timeline.
  • A description and digital photo of the current homeowners.
  • Digital photos of the home’s interior and exterior.

E-mail proposals to, or mail them to This Old House Project Proposals, P.O. Box 130, Concord, Massachusetts 01742. Select homeowners will be contacted by show producers for further interviews. For more information, visit