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Fixer Upper: Stylish Update for a Vintage Tudor

December 12, 2017

Chip and Joanna help a couple with a new baby upgrade a 1927 brick Tudor, making it modern and family-friendly while retaining and enhancing its classic charm.

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Are You Ready?

Chip and Jo pull back the banners to reveal a newly transformed home to homeowners Joey and Courtney Scrivano.

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Photo: Jennifer Boomer/Verbatim Photo A. From: Fixer Upper and Historic Home for a New Family.

Trademark Charm

Joanna's design plan for the home played off a touchstone theme inspired by period details of the 1920s era home. "Once I see ita blueprint standpoint," said Joanna, "it's really just figuring out how we can maximize the space, make sure the flow feels really natural, and keep as much of the existing charm as we can."

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Meet the Scrivanos

Courtney and Joey Scrivano have a new baby and were looking to move from their modest loft space into a house that's more suited to raising a family. They found a historic house they fell in love with but were looking to Chip and Joanna to help them customize the home's spaces to fit their needs and tastes. "They're really magicians, said Joey. "We're just so thankful that we have this opportunity to work with them."

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The Scrivanos knew that renovating a 1927 house would bring some challenges. "It's an older home," said Courtney. "It's going to have some of the fun stuff and some of the not-so-fun stuff...We're willing to make the investment and some sacrifices to make this the home of our dreams" The room at the front corner of the house had evidently been a porch that had been enclosed to make a home office, detracting somewhat from the visual integrity of the exterior.

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