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Touring the Remodeled Interior
Homeowners Jeanne Sanviti-Masher and David Masher walk Bob through the finished Rowley Victorian. The open-plan dining, cooking, and entertaining area is practical and stylish, with a center island, Silestone counters, and an appliance wall complete with warming drawer and semi-custom Merillat cherry cabinets. The homeowners chose Pella French doors and custom Pella windows to transition from the interior to the western red cedar deck and gardens beyond. Phantom Screens allow ventilation in warm weather and roll into side panels when not in use. Smith & Noble fabric panels, Roman shades, and new hardware dress the windows, while FrontGate outdoor furnishings carry the luxury of indoors outside. Sunbrella fabrics, an all-weather teak table and chairs, synthetic wicker-look couches, and a synthetic rug make outdoor living chic and hardy. The grill station completes the outdoor room with cultured stone facing, granite tops, and a built-in Vermont Castings Signature gas grill.
- Part 1: Touring the Remodeled Interior
- Bob and general contractor Tim Berky look back on the numerous aspects of the finished job. Then Bob tours the remodeled mudroom and bath, plus the new open kitchen-dining space, where he meets with the homeowners and hears their reactions.
- Part 2: Redesigned Dining Room Tour
- Part 3: Expanded Outdoor Living
Bob Vila undertakes the partial remodel of a historic Victorian home in Rowley, MA. The house is a classic New England gem with many partitioned rooms, plus the added appeal of a large yard with preserved wetlands beyond. From permits and approvals to the addition of a mudroom and deck, this project focuses on family space.
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Bob is in Rowley, MA for the partial remodeling of a Queen Anne Victorian in the town's historic district. Homeowner David Masher and architect Greg Colling explain how the addition will follow the linear plan of the home, and will ultimately lead onto a new deck, regraded back yard, and landscaped side yard. Outside, contractor Tim Berky gets approval to dig and starts preparing the addition's footings.
Bob and contractor Tim Berky review the newly poured foundation that's been pointed in order to blend with the existing Victorian foundation. The new 5' x 16' mudroom addition is framed and topped with a hip roof that will be sheathed in copper. Also, Berky and his crew install new Pella French doors. These solid-wood framed, double-paned, argon-filled, low-e glass doors let in light, retain warmth, prevent heat gain, and have a triple-latch system for added security.
The Queen Anne Victorian addition is ready for clapboard siding to match the existing façade and trim. Inside, the demolition is complete, the chimney stack has been removed, and a custom steel structural support has been placed where the load-bearing dining-room wall once stood. Insulation specialists explain, and begin to install, the expanding foam, closed-cell insulation. Outside, contractor Tim Berky completes a custom backerboard and transitional bed molding to match the original 1890s molding.
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