Designer Beryn Hammil will restore this distinguished home with grace and charm by adding formal features in an Italian Renaissance style.
Homeowners Kathy and Terry Dwyer bought this home 14 years ago, knowing that they would have to use their imagination when it came to home improvements.
The Dwyers already tackled the inside of their house, although for the front exterior of the house, they look to Hammil. She is charged with helping them achieve some dramatic improvements.
A single-story suburban Ranch-style house is transformed into a gracious down-home Southern charmer. Homeowner Lucy Harper was attracted to this simple home because the large front porch reminded her of the large porches that were common in her native Alabama. Using illustrations of Lucy's relatives homes as a starting point, Architect Carolyn Walker Davis has come up with some innovative solutions that will give Lucy's home a more gracious Southern feeling.
Kerry and Steve Brockhage love the quint character of their Tudor-style house. However, over the decades, many of the period details have been altered and now the Brockhages want to restore the house to its original state. Their goal is to enhance the whimsical quality of the house by adding even more period detail and a fanciful front garden.
Bridgette and Deric Long were so excited when they realized they were going to be able to buy Deric's family home. They are the third generation to occupy this home in the upscale, established neighborhood of Washington Park, Georgia. Tears of joy quickly turned to tears of sorrow when they arrived at the home to find it gutted by looters. Copper pipes and electrical wiring were all gone. Shortly after, Deric lost his job and Bridgette's work as a real estate agent was slowed considerably due to the economy. They've spent everything to make the home inhabitable and now their curb appeal is nonexistent. Everyone else on their block has beautiful homes with manicured landscaping and they want to fit in with their beautiful neighborhood. They need Curb Appeal: The Block's help, and quick!
A simple suburban home is transformed into a charming country cottage, using stylistic influences from both the United States and England. Homeowners Abigail and Matthew Gorton are both British, and they said they would like a home that reflects their heritage. They've turned to Landscape Designer Cynthia Egger, who has come up with some imaginative solutions that will give the Gortons a home that combines the best of both British and American country cottage style.
Restoration Specialist Jane Powell restores a classic craftsman-style bungalow to its original glory.
Designer Maria Bell gives this duplex a much-needed update by giving the entire property a more polished and pulled-together look.
Designer Candes Barnes restores the charm to a cottage-style garden.
Judy and Matt Catkin bought a new two-story contemporary home four years ago. Judy now wants to create a space in the front of the house that is influenced by the Asian aesthetic of order, simplicity, control and harmony.
Homeowner Kaki Coleman wants to add some period style to her cozy craftsman cottage. This is Coleman's first house, and she has big ideas about how to dress it up. For help in getting the results she wants, she turns to landscape designer Peter Jenny.
Leslie Laskin Reese and Steve Reese bought their Victorian fixer-upper nine months ago. Leslie wants to restore some of the home's original charm by replacing the front windows and front door, which over the years, have been replaced with low-cost contemporary versions that just didn't enhance this home's curb appeal.
Homeowners Helen and Frank Slupesky have lived for many years in their suburban home. They love their backyard with its huge spreading oak trees as its dramatic centerpiece. Now they want to give their front yard a coherent new look that downplays the broad driveway and three-car garage and makes the most of their narrow street front.
Homeowners Wendy and Bill Repair want to give their 1970s ranch house a long overdue update, eliminating western-style rustic details and give their home a more polished appearance that's timelessly inviting. To help them realize their goals, they have turned to Designer Beryn Hammil.
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