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March 2001

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LITTLE OLD RANCH FROM PASADENA

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departments

ASK NORM

Help for wet basements, sinking steps, and old showers
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pie in the sky house

Writer Annie Proulx dreams of building a home that's a perfect fit

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LITTLE OLD RANCH FROM PASADENA

The renovation of a 1930s cottage respects its roots while honoring present-day needs

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REMODELING

RUNNING BASEBOARD

Despite their lowly position at the juncture between floor and wall, baseboards are one of a house’s defining features. If they have stature, a room becomes regal; when they are skimpy, featureless, or nonexistent, that same space can look dowdy.

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TRANSFORMATIONS

Federal Relief

A down-and-out Pennsylvania house gets a new lease on life

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FALL TV PROJECT/CHARLESTOWN

THE OUTSIDERS

On a cold November day just before Thanksgiving, there’s a feeling of snow in the air at the TV-show project in Charlestown, Massachusetts. But it’s rain that’s on the mind of This Old House contractor Tom Silva as he prepares to install the artificial-wood planking on the roof deck of Dan and Heather Beliveau’s brick row house.

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FINANCES

A Roof Over Their Heads

What you need to know about housing options for elderly parents

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THE LAWN RANGER

This Old House's venerable producer transforms his sandy yard into a lush greensward

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GROWTH SPURTS

For Monique and Chris Allen—landscape designer and horticulturist, respectively—a barren yard is a field of possibilities: They imagine vibrant islands of color and meandering pathways that help nestle a house into its setting and offer intriguing views in every season.

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TECHNOLOGY

Down to the Wire

The information superhighway looks a whole lot better at 1.5 Mbps

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