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May 2005

FROM THE TOH TV SHOW PROJECT

The Carlisle House

FEATURES

Up On Roofs?

WORKSHOP

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

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FROM THE TOH TV SHOW PROJECT

The Carlisle House

A celebration of This Old House’s 25th-anniversary remodel—from remodel—from start start to spectacular spectacular show-house finish— with 21 need-to-know lessons for every homeowner

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FEATURES

Up On Roofs?

THE HISTORY OF SOD-COVERED HOUSES GOES BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS. BUT TODAY’S GREEN ROOF IS A WHOLE OTHER SPECIES, ONE THAT BLOOMS WITH ECO-FRIENDLY PLANTS. AND MORE HOMEOWNERS ARE OPTING TO PUT ONE ON—FOR THE LOOKS, AND FOR THE ENERGY SAVINGS

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WORKSHOP

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

What type of material is used on the table that the guys hang out around on Ask This Old House? Its surface has to be quite durable, given the way they toss things back and forth. I notice that Norm seems to have a similar work surface on The New Yankee Workshop.
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TRANSFORMATIONS

Almost Gone with the Wind

Three seconds of tornado devastated a Maryland couple's 1893 Victorian. Two years of hard work brought it back from ruin

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FEATURES

MESS HALL...NO MORE

The TOH Guide to Planning the Perfect Mudroom

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HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK

Building a Screen Door

IN A MATTER OF WEEKS, the warm evening breezes will fill the air, the crickets will chirp, and sweet-scented flowers will bloom. And that'll mean it's time to fling open the front door and enjoy summer's delights. Just be sure you have a screen in place first or you'll end up with a chorus of critters under the living room sofa.

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FEATURES

I Cannot Tell a Lie

Yes, I cut down the cherry trees in our yard. But with the 500 board feet of wood they yielded, I gave them new life inside our home

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PAPERWORK

Big Neighbor Is Watching You

Homeowner associations can foster a sense of community—or they can bully you, slap you with fines, even take your house

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HOUSE CALLS

Location, Location, Location

An architect’s advice for where to put the addition

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SALVAGE

Classic Rock

Weathered stone benches and pots make even new gardens look like they've been around for ages.

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