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Tour of Marstons Mills, MA
Bob tours the sights and sounds of Marstons Mills, MA to visit architect Gordon Clark. Bob surveys the lot, talks about "perc" testing, and observes the preliminary work for building a new Cape-style house: clearing trees and stumping, excavating and pouring the foundation.
Bob Vila's first project for "Home Again" is a Cape Cod-style home in Marstons Mills, MA. Bob takes the viewer through all the steps of building a house from scratch: from architect’s plans and foundation digging to framing, cedar shingling, installing a heating system, and using artist’s paint techniques on the interior.