This Old House

This Old House® is coming to Detroit! 

This Old House - Detroit House with Family'This Old House' in Detroit - Monet Polk (daughter); Carolyn O’Bryant (mother); Frank Polk; Tamiko Polk (wife); Christian Polk (son)Kevin O’ConnorThis Old House will be traveling to Detroit for the first time to work with retired firefighter Frank Polk as he and his family renovate a classic brick home. Renovations began last summer with the 10 episodes to premiere on Detroit Public Television (56.1) on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:30pm ET.

This Old House currently airs on Create (56.3) Fridays at 6pm ET, but we will add the Monday at 7:30pm time slot on 56.1 when the Detroit episodes begin in April.  Visit the schedule for to check if your provider carries Create. 

The team will work with retired firefighter Frank and his family as they renovate their classic brick home. The 1939 two-story property was one of thousands of abandoned structures owned by the Detroit Land Bank. The family recently purchased the Russell Woods neighborhood house at auction with the promise they would make improvements and move in.

Expected work includes a new roof, kitchen and baths, plus new mechanicals to replace vandalized equipment in the basement. The team will look to preserve historic details such as leaded stained glass windows and archways as the homeowners blend their modern aesthetics with the home’s historic details. It’s a total family affair as THIS OLD HOUSE pitches in to help reclaim this beautiful corner of the city.  The Detroit series will span 10 all-new episodes.


Watch a sneak peek:


View press release from the producers of This Old House.

View related press: - 'This Old House' will feature rehab of Detroit home - PBS’s ‘This Old House’ visits Detroit in new season
MLive - 'This Old House:' PBS show to film in Detroit for first time 
Crains Detroit - PBS' 'This Old House' to help restore home in northwest Detroit 




March 24, 2017

To celebrate the work and impact This Old House had on Detroit

Both events will feature This Old House experts:
Kevin O'Connor 
Tom Silva
Richard Trethewey
As well as other special guests (to be announced)

Following the Town Hall, join us for a fun party featuring a strolling dinner, refreshments, and the opportunity to meet the talent of This Old House.

Town Hall: 6:30 to 7:30pm (please arrive by 6pm)
Toolkit Party: 8 to 10pm
University of Detroit Mercy

4001 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221


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