Watch Episode E15 | First Period Gambrel | This Really Old House S44 E15 / 23m 42s / TV-G The crew takes on a first period home - a small gambrel with a two-story gable ell, in Ipswich, MA. Homeowners Bill and Helen feel duty bound to renovate and preserve its history. The interior and exterior are toured, and renovation plans are shared. A brief history on heating first period homes is given. The homeowners get a lesson on how to properly salvage the old floors for minimal damage.