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This Old House Online Partners with EarthCam to Webcast Upcoming Winter Project


Renovation in Bermuda Marks the Fourth Consecutive Season of EarthCam Delivering Real-Time Images for This Old House

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New York, November 25, 2003 -- Beginning in late November, This Old House Online will feature coverage of the renovation of Harbour View, a circa 1805 Georgian-style home located in historic St. George, Bermuda, 24/7 through four webcams powered by EarthCam. For the fourth consecutive season, This Old House is partnering with EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), an Internet global webcam network and leader in webcam technology, to bring these real-time images to your desktop. The coverage, which is scheduled to conclude in March 2004, will be ongoing for This Old House’s duration of the construction. Visitors will also be able to access a time-lapse archive for each camera and see the progress from the beginning of the project. This coverage will complement This Old House Online’s (www.thisoldhouse.com) offerings of the project’s floor plans, photo galleries, Quicktime VR tours, show descriptions, house resources and behind-the-scenes articles to make your visit to the island complete.

As This Old House hits the high seas for the renovation of Harbour View, the sandy pink beaches, turquoise waters and a rich cultural history set the scene for eight new episodes of the show’s winter project, premiering in prime time exclusively on PBS Thursday, February 12, 2004 in the first half of The New This Old House Hour at 8pm ET (check local listings).

Having dedicated all their energy to the inn they own and operate, homeowners Delaey (pronounced "de-loy") Robinson and Andrea Dismont are finally in a position to tackle another important project—a proper home for their own family of four. Living in a cramped space with their two young sons, Kelsey, four, and Myles, two, Delaey and Andrea are eager to get started on the long-planned renovation of Harbour View, Delaey’s former bachelor pad situated across from the inn. Prominent local architect Colin Campbell and general contractor Alan Burland—with help from the This Old House craftsmen—will transform the vacant space into a modern home for the entire family to enjoy.

"We're delighted that Delaey and Andrea have invited us to be a part of this chapter of their lives," says This Old House host Kevin O'Connor, "and I can’t think of a more wonderful place to spend the cold months of a New England winter than on this idyllic island."

The town of St. George has earned the rare distinction of being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, joining historical, cultural and natural sites such as the Taj Mahal and Yellowstone National Park. Bermuda sits alone 300 miles out to sea and has few natural resources, prompting the This Old House team to dig into stories about stone construction, rainwater recapture, cedar conservation and hurricane preparedness. Side stories will include visits to a roof slate quarry, a living reef, military forts, shipwreck sites and the oldest Anglican Church in the New World.

The top-to-bottom renovation of Delaey and Andrea’s new home includes the creation of a two-story addition that will connect a guest house to the main house and will divide the outdoor space into distinct verandas and courtyards. On the first floor, moving the existing galley kitchen from the back of the house to the front and adding an adjacent family room will create an open “great room.” The current fireplaced living room will be transformed into a dining room with seating for ten, and the main Bermuda cedar stairway will be relocated to the back of the new addition in an effort to open up the floor plan. On the second floor, the master suite will include the primary bedroom and full bathroom with his-and-hers sinks and a separate whirlpool tub and shower. Two additional bedrooms will have their own dedicated full bath with an adjacent laundry room and adjoining library.

The This Old House Bermuda project will be chronicled each month in This Old House magazine beginning with the April 2004 issue (on sale March 22). Additional coverage will be included in the May, June and July/August 2004 issues (on sale April 19, May 17 and June 28).

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About This Old House
This Old House is produced by This Old House Productions, Inc. for This Old House Ventures, Inc. and presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. This Old House creator, executive producer and director is Russell Morash. Senior producer is Bruce Irving, producer is Deborah Hood and director of special projects is David Vos. Funding is provided by GMC, Home Depot, Kohler Co. and State Farm Insurance Companies.

This Old House is a multi-media lifestyle brand that inspires and informs 45 million adults every month about home improvement and renovation. It is the No. 1 home enthusiast brand, offering homeowners trusted information and expert advice through award-winning television, a highly-regarded magazine and an information-driven Web site.

This Old House Ventures, Inc. is an affiliate of Time4 Media® and a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcasting producer, the source of nearly one-third of PBS’s prime-time lineup and companion online content as well as many public radio favorites. For more information, visit www.wgbh.org.

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