‘This Old House’ puts finishing touches on Essex cottage ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Lisa Poole for the Boston Globe Work began on the Essex cottage in the spring. WINSLOW TOWNSON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE Cast member and general carpenter Tom Silva, right, spoke with homeowner John Corcoran while taping "This Old House." WINSLOW TOWNSON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE Cast member and Master Carpenter Norm Abram, (right) taped a segment of "This Old House." WINSLOW TOWNSON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE Director Thom Draudt, (left) gave instructions to cast member and Master Carpenter Norm Abram. WINSLOW TOWNSON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE 1,700-square-foot cottage was built circa 1935 for Irene Hammond, wife of prolific inventor John Hammond. WINSLOW TOWNSON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE Plumber Kevin Bilo installed radiant floor heat during a taping. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff The 11-episode Essex story will air on WGBH and other PBS stations beginning in mid-January. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff “Everything is done at world-class levels,” Corcoran said. “And you don’t have to worry about your roof leaking.” Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff Workers put down sod as part of the renovations.