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'This Old House' filming renovation of Arlington home

Posted by Brock Parker  July 18, 2013 12:12 PM

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The Boston-based home improvement show “This Old House” has begun filming a new home renovation project in Arlington.

The project, which will premiere on PBS in January of 2014, will renovate the 1872 Italianate home of Heather and Malcolm Faulds in Arlington Heights, according to the show.

Their family has owned the two-story home for about five years, but while it is in good shape it has an outdated floor plan and has been through multiple renovations by previous owners. At one point, the 2,100 square-foot-home was split into a two-family home with the first floor cut off from the second floor, according to the show.

General contractor Tom Silva will lead the “This Old House” crew in a renovation that will reorganize the chopped-up space for better flow for the Faulds' family of four.

Construction has already begun and is expected to continue through December. Live webcams of the progress can be followed here.

Arlington resident David Whitney is the architect for the project, which build a new half-bath, pantry and an enlarged kitchen on the first floor that makes better use of what is now a home office bumpout at the rear of the home, according to the show. A mudroom and coat closet will also be added to the first floor.

Improvements to the second floor will include the construction of a walk-in closet and a his-and-hers bathroom, which will require a small addition above the home office at the rear of the home.

The Arlington project is part of the 34th season of “This Old House.”

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