Brett Waterman keeps his eyes peeled for opportunities to unmask his restoration projects’ original charm—and to update them in ways that are true to their characters.
Preservationist Brett Waterman helps an engaged couple restore their 1901 neoclassical Victorian home, including a new kitchen and bathroom, before their big wedding day. Brett begins work on this strict timeline by removing additions to create a spacious kitchen, stripping dated wallpaper and adding many original elements along the way to make this the home of the happy couple's dreams.
Brett's new clients recently purchased their first home together, a 1923 Mediterranean Revival, and want to restore it after years of small updates from the previous owners. Brett sets his sights on the living room, dining room and kitchen, but during the demolition, he discovers the house is suffering from severe termite damage.
Brett Waterman helps a young family with two small children restore their home after a failed attempt to restore it themselves. The house in Redlands, CA, has been in the family for generations so Brett's eye for historical accuracy is much needed. It's a big job, but Brett is up to the task of restoring the home to its architectural glory while simultaneously creating the modern functionality needed for a young family.
Brett Waterman helps a mother and her grown-up children restore their majestic 1913 Mission Revival mansion. He's elated when he realizes he can restore the original linoleum in the kitchen, but the homeowners may not open to the idea.
Brett Waterman is called upon to restore a historically significant 1906 Arts and Crafts home. He brings it back to its original glory by reintroducing the closed-in fireplaces, re-instating the floor plan and replacing the 1980s kitchen.
Instead of selling the family home, Brett convinces a son and his mother to restore their beautiful 1901 Shingle-Style Victorian. Suffering from a 1970s wood panel renovation, Brett knows once he restores their house back to its original glory by opening up the closed-in spaces and adding some beautiful custom features, they will never want to leave their family home of nearly 50 years.
Brett restores a 1918 Dutch Colonial home in Upland, California for a woman moving back in with her mother. It is the family's dream to finally see the house restored to its original glory. Brett quickly learns this house is a time capsule full of discoveries, and he even meets the great-granddaughter of the original builder who provides clues to its past.
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