This new HGTV series is about more than just renovating. It's about preservation — and helping ensure the enduring legacy of some of America's oldest historic homes. History buff Mike Lemieux, designer Jenn Macdonald and professional carpenter Rich Soares are the dedicated trio who take on the rescue of remarkable centuries-old homes in and around Plymouth, Mass. Coming to HGTV In October
In HGTV's Houses With History, passionate preservationists Mike Lemieux, Rich Soares and Jen MacDonald meticulously restore vintage historic homes around Plymouth, Massachusetts. Check out a sneak peek!
History geek Mike Lemieux, carpenter Rich Soares and designer Jen MacDonald are three passionate preservationists looking to restore historic homes around Plymouth, Massachusetts. For this determined team, saving a home means saving a piece of history.
When the owner of a 1707 center-chimney Cape Cod tells Mike he wants to sell, the team jumps to take it on. Learning that the property was originally owned by a blacksmith, they opt for an Americana design that highlights the work of past craftsmen.
Mike, Jen and Rich consider two homes that could not be more different from one another. One is a Dutch Colonial loaded with detail and a hefty price tag, while the other is a 1800s Cape Cod that's full of potential but stripped to the studs.
Mike, Jen, and Rich have to make a tough choice between two 1800s Greek Revival homes. The first property is covered with gingerbread charm and historical detail, while the second has a plain white exterior that hides tons of industrial-age character.
Mike, Jen and Rich must decide if they are going to take on a 1735 Cape Cod with an "off-center” chimney and a stormy history or an 1830s Colonial home that is rumored to be the Old John Carver Inn.
Mike, Rich and Jen prepare for a big job as they consider two homes in different states of disrepair. One is a 1696 home that is literally leaning, and the other a 1800 Cape Cod with a solid exterior that covers up the start of an abandoned demolition.
Mike, Jen and Rich help a couple renovate their 1666 Federalist-style home that's riddled with 350-year-old structural problems. They transform the untouched 1750s attic into dual bathrooms and add delicate features to call out the home's original design.
Sundays on HGTV