'Home Town' House Renovated in Series First Season Is Up for Sale

Revisit the suburban split-level ranch — now available for purchase that Erin and Ben Napier transformed into an upscale neighborhood show place in one of their earliest Home Town projects.

October 21, 2020

The Trest House renovated by Ben and Erin Napier in Home Town, season 1

The Trest House renovated by Ben and Erin Napier in Home Town, season 1

In the realms of HGTV fandom, there are fans — and then there are fans. Of note, the legion of aficionados of Home Town, and its stars Ben and Erin Napier, are some of the most passionate and dedicated ones out there. (You know who you are.)

And if you consider yourself in that supreme superfan category — as in you entertain notions of up and moving to Home Town's bucolic small-town setting of Laurel, Mississippi here's a news item that you may find of interest. Yet another house featured in the hit HGTV series, and lovingly restored by Erin and Ben, has gone on the market.

Think of it. If you were to play your cards right (and if you hurry), an authentic custom-renovated Napier home could be yours.

Remember the Trest house from Home Town's very first season? Here's a quick refresher.

The Original Season-One Gallery:
Loft Living to a Home Town Home

See All Photos

Shop This Look

Dawn and Michael Trest are friends of Erin and Ben and, at the time of the renovation, the couples had known each other for about six years. Dawn and Michael and their two kids had been living the loft life in downtown Laurel — which they enjoyed, but they were ready for something different — specifically a family friendly home with a yard. Ben and Erin set about helping them make that dream a reality. It was all documented in the season one episode appropriately titled "So Long Loft, Hello Home."

Fast-forward to 2020 and the Trest family has grown — and outgrown what had once seemed their ideal forever home. They've decided to put the renovated home on the market for $210,000 as Erin related in an online post.

The house was built in 1968 and had belonged to a local chef and restaurateur. It had the features the Trests were looking for including a classic neighborhood setting, four bedrooms, two baths and a nice enclosed backyard. Essentially a split-level ranch, it was encumbered by a visually awkward carport and a problematic layout inside.

Before

172173005945

After

Contemporary Green Kitchen with Black Stone Countertops

Photo By: 172173005945

Contemporary Green Kitchen with Black Stone Countertops

Highlights in the new kitchen include new stained wood lower cabinets, lots of storage, black stone countertops and modern stainless appliances including a pro-grade gas stove.

Tags: 
  1. hgtv
  2. home town

Erin and Ben made substantial renovations, removing walls and reworking interior spaces. A closed-off kitchen gets opened onto adjacent dining and living spaces and is transformed into a highly functional new combined space that’s both chef-worthy and inviting.

Before

172173005945

After

Contemporary Green Living Room with White French Doors

Photo By: 172173005945

Contemporary Green Living Room with White French Doors

The old window-unit air conditioner has been eliminated and new French doors added.

Tags: 
  1. hgtv
  2. home town

The home’s exterior transformation included the creation of a stylish new patio area with outdoor seating and some custom wood features — a la Ben Napier.

Before

172173005945

Affter

Contemporary Gray Patio with Wood Benches

Photo By: 172173005945

Contemporary Gray Patio with Wood Benches

The old carport was demolished and in its place Home Town hosts Erin and Ben Napier created this patio with arbor and seating area. The new wood elements were custom created by Ben using cedar lumber that was salvaged from the old siding and interior demolition.

Tags: 
  1. hgtv
  2. home town

Take the full photo tour of the transformation in the online gallery, "From Loft Living to a Home Town Home" — and read more about the renovation in the original HGTV.com blog post. You can also read more about the Trests in this season-one homeowner profile.

Home Town's fifth season is slated to premiere on HGTV in January 2021. And a new spinoff series, Home Town Takeover is also on deck in the coming year. Keep checking back at HGTV's 'Home Town Central' for news and updates.

Next Up

Meet 'Home Town': Old Home Love, Small Town Living

Coming in March, HGTV brings you a new renovation show set in a tiny town in the Deep South. Start getting ready now for Home Town.

Season 2 of 'Home Town Takeover' — Here's What to Expect

Come April 23, Home Town Takeover — featuring Fort Morgan, Colorado — is back and jam-packed with HGTV guest appearances. Ahead: everything you need to know about Season 2.

HGTV to Expand 'Home Town' Into Multi-Series Franchise

In HGTV's new Home Town spinoff series Home Town Kickstart, Ben and Erin Napier expand their mission beyond their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, bringing their unique brand of historic renovations and restoration to six small towns nationwide.

Ben and Erin Napier Take Their 'Home Town Takeover' Talents to Florida

The Home Town hosts announced which small town will get a makeover in Season 3 of Home Town Takeover.

Erin and Ben Napier Open Up About Filming the 100th Episode of 'Home Town'

The home-renovation power couple, based in Laurel, Mississippi, never imagined the show would make it to this milestone.

'Home Town Takeover': Where Are They Now?

HGTV revisits the now-thriving small town of Wetumpka, Alabama, in a special follow-up to the hit Home Town spinoff, Home Town Takeover, starring Ben and Erin Napier.

30 Smart Ways to Improve Your Community Right Now

There are lots of ways you can enrich your neighborhood. Ahead, experts weigh in on the best ways to do it.

Home Town: A House Too Big to Move?

Ben and Erin may have bitten off more than they can chew when they take on a project for a client who wants to move and then renovate her great-grandmother's 1930s home. Sometimes it’s good to have a ‘Plan B’.

Home Town Season-2 Premiere + Some Other Big News

Heads up, Home Town fans! The much-anticipated second season kicks off Monday, January 8. Also, if you haven’t heard, Ben and Erin have a bombshell of an announcement that just happens to coincide.

Ben and Erin Napier Are Back in HGTV's 'Home Town' Season Five

The hit series Home Town returns to HGTV with new episodes starting January 3. And we've got more Home Town news too!

On TV

Home Town

7am | 6c

Home Town

8am | 7c

Home Town

9am | 8c

Home Town

10am | 9c

Home Town

11am | 10c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Home Town

6pm | 5c

Home Town

7pm | 6c

Home Town

8pm | 7c

Home Town

3am | 2c

Home Town

4am | 3c

Home Town

5am | 4c
What's Hot

Home Town

All new January 7 at 8|7c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.

Luxury Home Giveaways

HGTV Smart Home

A sophisticated Southwestern home in Santa Fe, New Mexico

HGTV Dream Home

A modern mountain getaway in Morrison, Colorado

HGTV Urban Oasis

A Southern-inspired escape in Louisville, Kentucky