This Old House , seen here as part of PBS’ This Old House series, showcases a wide range of historic homes, building designs and projects. The show is hosted by Jeff Koekoek, who is a renovation and construction expert. The This Old House series, produced by Carlton Media Group, is a collaboration between PBS and NBC Entertainment.
Will This Old House be on Netflix?
Nope, but Netflix is offering plenty of other old houses. This Old House and Old House Mysteries, a documentary series that also features carpenter extraordinaire Aaron Ratliff, is currently airing its second season on PBS.
Old House Mysteries’ executive producer, Kim Reilly, said she wanted to create a program that demonstrates how old homes aren’t built like they used to be. “You don’t see this anywhere else on TV,” she said. “A lot of people just watch home improvement shows, but when you watch a home improvement show, it can’t be historical. There’s no repair work that is done on a historic home. It’s all new work.”
The next episode of This Old House Mysteries will premiere Jan. 22, 2019.
Will Old Man House be on Netflix?
Yes. This Old House, also known as Old Man House and Old House Mysteries, is available now on Netflix.
Old House: This Old House is currently running on PBS. Watch the trailer for Old Houses on PBS here.
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You can also watch Old Houses Mysteries episodes and purchase other PBS series on Hulu.
Old House, seen here as part of PBS’ Old House series, showcases a wide range of historic homes, building designs and projects. The show is hosted by Jeff Koekoek, who is a renovation and construction expert. The series, produced by Carlton Media Group, is a collaboration between PBS and NBC Entertainment.
Old House Mysteries is seen as part of PBS’ Old House series. A home is seen in the background of Old House Mysteries. Courtesy of PBS
What are the Old House Mysteries producers trying to do?
“I think people want to see how it all comes together,” Carlton Media Group president James Cooke said. “They want to see the magic and take a trip back to see how they were made.”
For those who have seen Old House Mysteries on PBS, the show has become their favorite, Koekoek said. The hosts get to talk about older homes, build things from scratch and become involved in what the home is trying to accomplish. The home builds range from fixing an old chimney to making a kitchen, Koekoek said.
“I’ve taken more trips through the Old House this season than I’ve taken through my own house,” Koekoek said.
What’s the history behind the Old House Mystery house?
“The Old House Mystery house is about something that was done in the 1940s or 50s,” Koekoek said. “It’s an old house that someone bought and said, ‘Why don’t we make this into an old house?’
The house didn’t come to fruition, so they bought the house and tore it down, which is when it became a mystery.”
The Old House Mystery house is also part of a larger nationwide mystery. More than 10,000 old houses across the country have been demolish and reconstruct by owners with an eye to all the history inside the home, Koekoek said. These homes were painstakingly research, because before GPS, there weren’t many addresses that would match a certain house, he said.
“Our entire focus is more preservation. We’re really just looking for the perfect historic home that is being convert into something that makes sense,” Koekoek said.
Inside This Old House
A short-lived spin-off of the This Old House franchise, Inside This Old House was shown primarily on the A&E Network and originally aired from 2003 to 2004. It was shot mainly in the “loft”, was host by O’Connor, and featured the regular experts listed above and also Abram (master carpenter). However, unlike Ask This Old House, usually one or two experts were used throughout the episode and a specific theme was discussed. The theme was usually a particular topic (e.g., landscaping, installing doors, etc.). Along with the in-house expert, and sometimes a guest expert, clips were shown of past episodes of this series(mainly the original episodes with Bob Vila) to further illustrate the point as well as revisit past projects undertaken over the previous 25 years to see what the homeowners have done since airing. Each episode ended with a segment called “Inside Out”, which featured one of the two guest commentators. Jimmy Dunn and Doreen Vigue, and one of the experts, with a brief and comedic overview of what was discuss on the show.