Saturday, June 14, 2008


This Old House Looking for Historic NYC Homes to Renovate

If you've got a historic home in New York City and have been itching to do a full-blown makeover, your ship may finally be coming in. Hard to believe, but never before has This Old House, the Emmy Award-winning renovation show, tackled a historic home in NYC.

If you have a home that fits the bill, the deadline for submission is Friday, July 4th.

Some of the conditions for their selection include a 4 to 5 month renovation timeframe, an August start date and the ability to get the project "fast-tracked" by the permitting department (best of luck with

The produceers of This Old House ask for the following information included in your submission:

  • Brief description of the house including house style and year built
  • Low-res digital pictures of the home's interior and exterior
  • Brief description of the current owners
  • Low-res digital pictures of the homeowners
  • The scope of the renovation
  • How much you plan to spend
  • When you need to start and conclude the project

You have two ways to get your entry in:

Email to


Snail-Mail to
This Old House Project Proposals P.O. Box 130 Concord, Massachusetts 01742.

For those of us spectators without historic homes, the renovation will air over the course of several episodes in early 2009 on PBS.

Here's the Official Announcement: This Old House Coming to New York City

Want to learn more about historic districts and homes in New York? Visit The Advocate for New York City's Historic Neighborhoods at

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Not UPSTATE?!?!? Wah!
i guess they feel like upstate NY is in its own league as far as historic homes...I'd love to a makeover or restoration of one of those old Washington Irving/ Ichabod Crane-era dutch farming estates...

Sigh, I'm sure they'll get to it!

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