“There are no steps, no thresholds, and the doorways are a little wider than normal” in case the house has to accommodate a wheelchair or walker, Silva said.
They’ve also added special features, including geothermal heat for the cottage and a backup generator concealed behind a stone wall on the property. “Next time there’s a blackout, I’m coming down here,” Corcoran said.
There were plenty of good reasons to go ahead with “This Old House,” Corcoran said, even though he still pays for the project.
“I love the idea of showcasing good design. It’s been nice for Essex to show off the town,” he said.
With the show’s team, he knows he’s getting the best in both concept and execution.
“Everything is done at world-class levels,” Corcoran said. “And you don’t have to worry about your roof leaking.”
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