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Tour of Shirley Plantation
Project: Executive Mansion, Episode 7, Part 1
General contractor Sam Daniel guides Bob around the exterior of the mansion to evaluate the ongoing restoration. Inside, carpenter Bob Ryley is helping with a special baseboard installation to accommodate updated HVAC and electric systems. Also, Bob journeys to Shirley Plantation, the oldest operating family farm in the country.
In Richmond, Virginia, the oldest continuously occupied governor's mansion in America is in need of serious repairs, and Bob Vila's team is there to help. Projects include the complete overhaul and modernization of the basement to include a state-of-the-art caterer's kitchen for official functions, all new mechanical systems, and updates for handicapped accessibility.
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