Drew Scott's Stunning Galveston Beach House Makeover

Winner! Tour the two-story Galveston beach house Drew completely transformed to earn him a long-awaited victory on Brother vs. Brother

By: Jessica Galliart
From: Drew Scott

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Drew Wins!

He took a major risk for season five of Brother Vs. Brother, and it paid off! Drew chose a two-story beach house in Galveston that needed extensive structural repair, cosmetic updating and overall reconfiguring, for a price of $275,000 with a $235,000 renovation budget. Despite spending $325,000 on the renovation -- nearly $100,000 more than intended -- the finished home sold for a staggering $690,000, giving him a profit of $90,000. 

Living Room, Before 

Are we in Galveston or the backwoods of Texas? Drew’s two-story home is covered top to bottom in wood paneling, and though the beams offer up some potential, the layout is closed off and leaves much to be desired. 

Living Room, After 

The new living space is barely recognizable after the paneling is replaced with crisp, white walls, the gnarly carpet is swapped for beachy hardwoods and the closed off staircase is opened up to highlight the gorgeous high ceilings. 

More Photos: Coastal Chic Living Room Transformations from Drew and Jonathan Scott

Kitchen, Before

While the main living area and kitchen were essentially open concept, one might be left thinking, “Open to what?” With stone and wood paneling as far as the eye can see, Drew was determined to take advantage of the light and view from the adjoining patio and bring the space into the 21st Century. 

Kitchen, After 

The new kitchen has extensive counter space, a beachy color palette and infinite light streaming in from the exterior wall. 

See More Photos: Drew and Jonathan Scott’s Beach House Kitchen Makeovers 

Master Bedroom, Before

High ceilings and spacious layouts are often the dream for most master bedrooms, but the existing one in Drew’s house was more drab than dreamy. 

Master Bedroom, After 

All we have to say: Ahhhhh. 

See More Photos: Drew and Jonathan Scott Create Master Bedroom Oases

Master Bedroom, Before

But wait, there’s more! The bedroom extends further beyond the sliding glass doors, allowing for an opportunity to create a seriously luxurious sitting area. 

Master Bedroom, After

Yep, that’s luxury! Drew’s custom floating fireplace and surrounding cabinets create the ultimate feeling of relaxation for buyers in need of a night in after the beach. 

See More Photos: Drew and Jonathan Scott Create Master Bedroom Oases

Master Bathroom, Before

The black tiled shower in Drew’s master suite slides right past retro-cool into depressingly ‘80s territory. 

Master Bathroom, After 

Now that’s a vacation shower! The new walk-in, oversized shower is covered in a hexagon patterned marble with more than enough room for a party. 

See More Photos: Drew and Jonathan Scott Create Master Bedroom Oases

Master Bathroom, Before

Drew can’t seem to escape the abundant wood paneling in his house. 

Master Bathroom, After

A brand new double vanity with two LED mirrors totally transform the master bathroom.

See More Photos: Drew and Jonathan Scott Create Master Bedroom Oases

Guest Room and Office, Before

A large chunk of Drew’s available bedroom space was … an indoor hot tub. Because it’s not 1988 anymore, he opted to convert it and part of the original master bedroom into an additional guest bedroom. 

Guest Room and Office, After

More beds, more heads! The hot tub room was replaced with a home office that can double as another guest room, thanks to a custom Murphy bed. 

See More Photos: Galveston Guest Suites Get an Upgrade from Drew and Jonathan Scott

Guest Bunk Room, After

Drew created not one but two new bedroom spaces from the converted master and hot tub room that can house up to four more people! 

See More Photos: Galveston Guest Suites Get an Upgrade from Drew and Jonathan Scott

Spin Room 

The laundry room was relocated from the ground level to the top floor with the bedrooms, eliminating the dreaded haul of laundry baskets up and down stairs. 

See More Photos: Galveston Guest Suites Get an Upgrade from Drew and Jonathan Scott

Downstairs Bedroom, Before

Just when you think you’ve seen all of the wood paneling you can handle … there’s more. 

Downstairs Bedroom, After

The guest bedroom on the main floor of the home only needed cosmetic updates, but the transformation is still quite stunning. 

See More Photos: Galveston Guest Suites Get an Upgrade from Drew and Jonathan Scott

Downstairs Bedroom, Before

An adjacent bedroom on the main level was also in need of some updates to bring it into the 21st Century. 

Downstairs Bedroom, After

Cool blues, gold accents and a pop of red turn this bedroom into a modern, cozy retreat for guests. 

See More Photos: Galveston Guest Suites Get an Upgrade from Drew and Jonathan Scott

Guest Bathroom, Before

Drew was bound and determined to lighten up this dark and dingy bathroom on the main floor of the home. 

Guest Bathroom, After

Success! A new shiplap wall, sea shell-esque floor tiles and a warm blue shower seriously modernize this neglected bathroom. 

See More Photos: Galveston Guest Suites Get an Upgrade from Drew and Jonathan Scott

Deck, Before

The exterior and deck of Drew’s beach house were quite literally crumbling into the neighboring canal. With a budget of $60,000 for the upper deck and the patio below, can he wow the judges with his outdoor entertaining spaces? 

Deck, After

Now that’s an upgrade. Drew’s new upper deck has a shaded dining area, space for sunbathing, a lounge area and a new bar up against the kitchen windows.

See More Photos: Dramatic Deck and Patio Makeovers by Drew and Jonathan Scott

Storage Room, Before

The laundry was previously located on the ground level of the home, which meant hauling beach clothes up and down a flight of stairs. Drew had other ideas. 

Storage Room, After

This small room on the ground level is indeed a prime location for storing outdoor goodies and games.

See More Photos: Dramatic Deck and Patio Makeovers by Drew and Jonathan Scott

Bonus Area, Before

Like Jonathan, Drew also had lots of space on the ground level of the home with plenty of potential. 

Bonus Area, After

Lighter and brighter, achieved! A soft, coastal blue and crisp white trim totally transform the home’s exterior. 

See More Photos: Dramatic Deck and Patio Makeovers by Drew and Jonathan Scott

Exterior, Before

The dilapidated wood siding on the outside of Drew's house revealed even more structural issues underneath, and the home was in desperate need of some curb appeal.

Exterior, After

New garage spaces, garage doors, pavers, landscaping and an inviting ocean blue paint job makes Drew's home the new gem in this beach house neighborhood.

Exterior, After

The new wrap-around balcony opens up the potential for the home's outdoor space even more. 

Winner's Lap

What would these competitive brothers do without older brother J.D. to mediate? Jonathan praised Drew for his incredible effort and subsequent win, but vowed to bounce back next season. 

Congrats, Drew!

Fiancee Linda Phan's reaction to Drew's win? "Finally!"