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The New Canaan project is the first This Old House Idea House tied to a home with a historical past—a fitting undertaking to mark the show’s 40th season. “This is right in our wheelhouse,” says TOH host Kevin O’Connor, noting the challenges a community faces in preserving a beloved vintage home. “Everyone wants it to survive, but how do you do it?”
Owing to its dilapidated condition and years of add-ons, the Greek Revival house will survive mostly in spirit. “Unfortunately, it had been cut apart and pasted together so many times there were hardly any real pieces left,” says project architect Christopher A. Hull. He and Robin Carroll, Karp’s director of design and residential construction, worked together to reimagine the house as a 21st-century family home without losing its 19th-century personality.