Fans of renovation, old homes, and Detroit, rejoice! The popular PBS show This Old House, in its 37th season, will feature the renovation of a 1939 Russell Woods home. A retired fire fighter and his family recently bought the home at auction from the Detroit Land Bank.
Expected work includes a new roof, kitchen and baths, plus new mechanicals to replace vandalized equipment in the basement. The team will look to preserve historic details such as leaded stained glass windows and archways as the homeowners blend their modern aesthetics with the home’s historic details.
The Detroit series will span 10 all-new episodes.
"The Detroit episodes will present the city’s housing situation in a new light, as residents and leaders are finding the best ways to reclaim and restore their community homes. Our team is honored to take part in these efforts in this landmark city," said Executive Producer Chris Wolfe.
Fans can follow the progress at #TOHDetroit.
Want to know more about Russell Woods? Recently, we asked local author Aaron Foley to tell us about the neighborhood in our People’s Guide series.
- Aaron Foley Tells Us About His Childhood Neighborhood, Russell Woods [Curbed Detroit]