In the Spring of 1994, Design Associates designed the addition and alterations to the Knight-Forbush Homestead, a 1710 Colonial and the town of Acton's oldest residence, for the PBS series This Old House. With Halloween upon us, it seems fitting for This Old House to revisit the 1994 Acton project, one of the twelve This Old House projects on which Design Associates was the Architect. After all, the house was coined "The Great Pumpkin" in response to the period color scheme the homeowners selected, that being an orange body with cream trim. The series is currently working on its second oldest project in Bedford, MA, so master carpenter Norm Abram pays a visit to the Acton project, the oldest This Old House project to date, to see how the addition there is holding up after 17 years.
You can catch it on WGBX 44 on Friday, October 28, at 9:00pm and on WGBH CH 2 on Saturday, October 29, at 5:00pm. And if you aren't able to catch it at those times, it also will be available on thisoldhouse.com and PBS.org on Sunday evening, 10/30. If you're interested in learning a bit more about the Acton project, please visit this link for a project summary: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/house-project/overview/0,,198078,00.html.
At the Builders Association of Greater Boston PRISM Awards on October 19, 2011, Design Associates won the Gold Prism Award for the "Best Affordable Community" and the Silver Prism Award for the "Best Kitchen Remodel over $150,000". The PRISM Awards are bestowed every two years to New England’s most elite housing professionals for excellence in building, design, sales and marketing.