|This Old House Heads To Barrington, RI On Jan. 28|
David: The first installment of the 10-episode series premieres on January 28 at 4 p.m. and marks the first time This Old House has ever selected a Rhode Island home.
Located just 10 miles from Providence, this Barrington Beach home is a 1925 modified Cape, which features picturesque views of Narragansett Bay.
So what makes this home the perfect candidate for This Old House? The 1,500 sq. ft. house contains dated features, confined spaces, only two small bathrooms, no second floor shower, lacks modern day amenities and has not been updated in thirty years.
The home is owned by Chicago-natives Geoff Allen and Michelle Forcier. The couple bought the property earlier this year after living in a nearby rental home for two years.
Due to the home?s proximity to the water, the TOH crew will be working with local builders to ensure that safety and building codes are met. Proper building techniques and material selection will also be utilized in order to safeguard the property from the natural elements.
The show will seek the help of local builders Andy Tiplady and Mary Brewster to expand the house via a 450-sq. ft. addition. The expansion will create a second-story deck, a third bedroom and two full baths on the second floor.
The Barrington home was discovered after an extensive search by This Old House, which included a campaign on WSBE Rhode Island PBS.
Check out This Old House?s first ever Rhode Island renovation when it premiers on Jan. 28, 2012.
Source: Anthony Faccenda/Providence Entertainment Examiner