This Old House Is Coming to Arlington

The team will transform an Arts and Crafts home with a rich architectural history.

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Photo courtesy of Kevin O’Connor / This Old House

When This Old Houses 37th season premieres on Thursday, September 29, you may recognize a thing or two about the location. That’s because the legendary home renovation show will be transforming a property in Arlington.

Over 16 episodes, the team will update a century-old Arts and Crafts home and institute a complete landscape redesign. Built in 1909, the house boasts hallmark qualities of the Arts and Crafts movement. (In the early 20th century, Arts and Crafts builders focused on traditional craftsmanship, which generally was at odds with the ornate Victorian architecture that was popular at the time.)

The home’s owners had been searching for a house in Arlington for years before stumbling across this one, which they’ve dubbed a diamond in the rough. During the renovation, the couple seeks to preserve the character of the place while injecting a bit of their own style. In the process, the house will receive a new heating system that will cut down on energy costs. It’ll also be spruced up with a new front porch, a more cohesive exterior, and a wider, open living space.

Later on in the season, This Old House will get to work on a brick home in Detroit, Michigan.

“We’re tackling two noteworthy houses with rich stories to tell. We uncovered a whole host of challenges and inspiration, making this one of our most information-packed seasons to date,” said senior producer, John Tomlin, in a statement.

Catch a sneak peak of the new season below.


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