Autumn Woods House: Show Index

In this fifteen-part series, Dean and Robin work with an architectural firm to build a new home on a wooded cul-de-sac lot. The goal is to blend character and tradition with modern building materials and techniques, while holding the line on both size and budget.
(
3,100 finished sq. ft.)

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(Episodes 1514-1526 originally broadcast September-December 2001; Episodes 1601-1602 encore broadcast is 1/4/03-1/11/03*)


Autumn Woods House: Foundation and Cap
As crews complete the foundation and cap, Dean discusses the plan with the architects and Robin tours a factory producing high-tech engineered lumber.

Autumn Woods House: Framing Walls and Roof
Dean and Robin explain the off-site wall-framing system as the first floor walls are craned into position. After roof framing, custom windows are installed and Dean highlights the unique mullion treatment and improved operation of the double-hung windows.

Autumn Woods House: Rough-Ins
A new solderless, crimping system for copper pipe is demonstrated as the heating, plumbing, and electrical rough-ins begin. Also featured are a new wood composite product used for casing, eaves, and fascia, and high-tech wiring for whole-house audio, phone, and computer networking.

Autumn Woods House: Weatherization and Drywall
Dean and Robin talk about critical steps that must be taken to ensure that the home is fully weatherized and insulated before hanging the drywall.

Autumn Woods House: Exterior Wrap
Installation of the exterior elements nears completion as the dormers are finished with cedar shingle panels, the first two coats of stucco are applied and final grading begins.

Autumn Woods House: Landscaping
Dean and Robin highlight installation of the paver patio and driveway.

Autumn Woods House: Planting
With hardscape done, Dean and Robin work with a landscape designer on preparing new beds for trees, shrubs, and perennials.

Autumn Woods House: Floors, Stone, and Ceramic Tile
Dean and Robin cover the floors, highlighting the wood, stone, and ceramic tile materials used in the house.

Autumn Woods House: Doors and Cabinets
As home construction continues, Dean and Robin highlight the home's custom doors and cabinets, which assume more importance in this home because there is less emphasis placed on wood trim and mouldings.

Autumn Woods House: Kitchen
Dean and Robin finish the main elements in the kitchen as the countertops, plumbing fixtures, and appliances are installed.

Autumn Woods House: Wine Cellar
As finish elements come together in the lower level, Dean and Robin focus on the racking and climate-control issues when setting up a room for wine storage.

Autumn Woods House: Home Theater
Dean and Robin work with a custom electronics specialist to finish the distributed audio system, hook up a state-of-the-art home theater, and install controls for security, phones, and computers throughout the house.

Autumn Woods House: Construction Wrap
Dean and Robin discuss the final installations as painting, papering, and carpeting wrap up.

Autumn Woods Completion: Decorating
Dean and Robin work with a custom electronics specialist to finish the distributed audio system, hook up a state-of-the-art home theater, and install controls for security, phones, and computers throughout the house.

Autumn Woods Completion: Furnishing
Dean and Robin discuss the final installations as painting, papering, and carpeting wrap up.

Autumn Woods House: Floor Plan

 

 

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