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E17 | Glen Ridge Generational | Multi-Generational

Season 45 Episode 17 | 23m 42s

A new project in Glen Ridge, NJ brings a new member to This Old House. The team meets him for the first time and is introduced to the project - a dated three-story 1887 Victorian being renovated for multigenerational living for the homeowners and their daughter who is moving back in with her husband to raise their family in Glen Ridge and to be closer to her parents.

Aired: 03/27/24 | Expires: 04/11/24
Funding for THIS OLD HOUSE is provided by The Home Depot.
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