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  1. #41
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    Default Re: What happened to This OLD House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Favat_Freaks View Post
    I could not agree more. Why is TOH putting up a new "wanna be" old house? I also could not understand why TOH would let the Favat's continue their obnoxious on camera interactions through out the show. These were definitely the most repulsive two home owners I have ever listened to and they dedicated additional episodes to them? Were these condescending people paying for the shows? If the Favat episode continues to run I will no longer watch the show. It completely turned me off and gave me very little knowledge about doing projects for the future.
    have to agree...though i did love the barn show with the designers did each room...at least they did it with items i would pick out i i had the money...i don't know whose taste is worse the owners or the sorry excuse of interior designer

  2. #42
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    Default Re: What happened to This OLD House?

    While I can appreciate many technical aspects of the Weston project, especially the contribution of Ted Benson, I feel that the project overall was far beyond the approach of the average home owner in the US, let alone the rest of the planet. This project was, in a word, ostentatious.
    I certainly understand that we live in a world with many different, wants, needs and tastes, but it seems to me at a minimum, inappropriate, to spend our PBS dollars on such a self indulgent exercise, however beautiful some might think the end result might be.

    I was very interested in the total cost of the project. I am guessing that the house with landscape cost 5 to 7 million.

    The new technology is fascinating. but I truly believe that our time would be better spent on learning how to apply those same technologies in a more financially practical manner...

  3. #43
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    Question Re: What happened to This OLD House?

    Quote Originally Posted by djohns View Post
    That's the point . You don't HAVE to outdo yourself . TOH had something good going and chose to morph into something MORE PROFITABLE . Who is paying their bills ? Not Joe the homeowner that's looking for advice on how to repair his plaster wall or rebuild his porch . It's the corporate sponsors selling high end windows and restaraunt quality appliances , etc . They are chasing the corporate dollars .
    If you're going to change the direction of the show, why not change the name to This New House or This Green House. This way you don't confuse new viewer.

  5. #45
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    Default Re: What happened to This OLD House?

    Name changed to 'this old money'

  6. #46
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    Default Re: What happened to This OLD House?

    Agreed .

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