Jessie and Tina Rogriguez, hosts of HGTV's Vintage Flip, find a mid-century time capsule of a home in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. and, with most of the features original to the home still in place, have a rare opportunity to restore the home while retaining many of its distinctively vintage attributes.
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HGTV's series Vintage Flip follows Jessie and Tina Rodriguez who turn their passion for authentic period homes into a profitable business as they buy, restore and market vintage houses. Check out this snapshot gallery from one of their projects, the restoration of a 1924 Spanish revival style home.
Jessie's a real estate agent and contractor and Tina has a flair for design. Both love vintage homes, care about the period features that make old homes special and strive to preserve that in their renovations. Check out their first restoration project from HGTV's Vintage Flip.
Jessie and Tina renovate a home in the LA neighborhood of Echo Park, creating a more open floor plan, restoring the original wood exterior, adding a second bath, rebuilding a guest house and refurbishing an authentic 1920s vintage stove.
Jessie and Tina take on a Craftsman bungalow in their own neighborhood of Claremont, CA. It's a historic area where residents value the history and architecture of the homes. Expectations are high, so J&T go the extra mile to ensure that this makeover stays true to the home's roots.
Tina and Jessie find a mid-century time capsule of a home in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and, with most of the home's original features still in place, have an opportunity to restore the home while retaining many of its vintage attributes.
Jessie and Tina flip a turn-of-the-century cottage in Tina's hometown of Upland, California. The home has lost nearly all of its original Victorian era details, but restoring it to its original state, while modernizing for today's buyers, might be risky business.
Jessie and Tina acquire a Spanish-style home just blocks from picturesque downtown Monrovia, Calif. To return the neglected home to its former glory, Jessie and Tina will have to get creative while complying with very strict city building regulations.
Jessie and Tina purchase a home in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles and discover the home has a second house on the property. What they don't know is that no one has lived in the second unit in almost 40 years. It will take a lot to restore this entire property, but the ever-growing popularity of Echo Park is too much to pass up. Is this flip going to be able to attract today's buyers and return profit or will Jessie and Tina be left with a loss?
While Tina is out of town, Jessie comes across a quaint home in downtown Upland, California. Built in 1924, this vintage home across the street from an old railroad station is right up their alley, but Tina won't be able to see it before purchasing. Trusting Jessie's judgment, they decide to buy. Between surprise delays, random finds and bold design decisions, will they be able to rejuvenate this unique home and make a profit?
Jessie and Tina acquire a Spanish-style home just blocks from picturesque downtown Monrovia, California. However, this home's Spanish character is completely lackluster. In order to return this home to its original glory, Jessie and Tina will have to get creative while complying with very strict city building regulations. Can Jessie and Tina stay on budget or will this renovation cost them in the long run?
Jessie and Tina purchase a 1912 Craftsman bungalow in San Dimas, CA, that they suspect might be a kit home. It is the perfect size for first-time homebuyers, but has challenges like a small kitchen and an awkward addition. Can Jessie and Tina uncover its true potential and make this house a big hit?
Jessie and Tina Rodriguez flip a 1902 turn of the century cottage in Tina's hometown of Upland, California. They discover that the home has lost nearly all of its original Victorian era details. But restoring it to its original state, while modernizing for today's buyers, might burden them with substantial risk. Can Jessie and Tina turn their passion for restoring vintage houses into profit?
Jessie and Tina discover a home in the hip and eclectic area of Retro Row in Long Beach, California. Highlighting bright and bold color choices, Jessie and Tina attempt to bring this Craftsman house back to life. Once renovations begin, they discover an un-permitted room of the house that they cannot use. Will Jessie and Tina's unique style in this house resonate with the buyers in this area or will they go too far over budget recreating the layout in this house?
Jessie and Tina purchase a small one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage in the up-and-coming downtown area of Pomona, CA. The couple really wants to reconfigure this 1907 home to add a second bedroom and bathroom. This ambitious layout change would add space and increase value, but with a hundred year old house there are pitfalls behind every corner. Will Jessie and Tina be able to bring back the charm in this little cottage or are their ambitions just too big?
Jessie and Tina find a 1950s-era time capsule home in Rancho Cucamonga, California. With almost all of the features original to the home, Jessie and Tina have a rare opportunity to salvage this home's character and stay within budget. But with very few comps having sold in the area, will Jessie and Tina be able to find a buyer and make a profit with this midcentury time capsule?
Jessie and Tina have just closed on a huge house on the historic register in Ontario, CA. They are excited to get started on this 1918 homestead but with such a historically important home, they know all eyes will be on them during this renovation. With all of the curveballs and unforeseen setbacks, will they be able to bring life back into this piece of history or will the pressure just be too much?
Jessie and Tina come across a rare find of an Eichler-style home in Orange, CA. Unfortunately, a previous owner enclosed the front atrium to create an awkward living space. With a purist buyer in mind, Jessie and Tina allocate a majority of the budget to recreating an authentic atrium. After a big investment in giving this home a midcentury feel, will Jessie and Tina be able to walk away with a profit?
Jessie and Tina are restoring an abandoned ranch home in West Covina, CA. The home was built in 1952 during Southern California's car culture boom, and they are excited to channel a vintage car theme in the home's design. Will Jessie and Tina be able to put the pedal to the metal and bring this 50s ranch back to life or will the home's years of decay stop them in their tracks?
Jessie and Tina purchase a ranch-style home in a unique neighborhood in Whittier, California. Almost every surrounding house boards horses on the property. In order to attract very specific buyers, Jessie and Tina will have to get creative with their restoration of this home. Will they succeed in the transformation, or will they go over budget trying to make this house stand out?
Jessie and Tina take on a neglected Folk Victorian home built in 1898 in Redlands, CA. While they're excited to dive into their first Victorian, the house is in such bad condition that they quickly realize it's going to take everything they've got to not make it their last.
Jessie and Tina take a chance on a 1936 Spanish hacienda home in Long Beach, CA. While the house is full of original details ready for restoration, it's small and in an expensive neighborhood. With full kitchen and bathroom remodels ahead of them, will they be able to bring back the home's high-end hacienda charm without going over budget?
Jessie and Tina work to bring an 1899 Queen Anne Victorian home back to life in Redlands, CA. Chocked-full of original details and vintage character, this hundred-year-old home is begging for a grand design. Will Jessie and Tina be able to balance this home's historic charm with modern amenities important to today's buyer or will their big ideas come up short?
Jessie and Tina roll up their sleeves and take on a 1952 postwar home in Covina, California. This house has a rich, industrial history ready to be restored, but problems lurk around every corner. Will they be able to bring back this home's simple, streamlined design and manage to make a profit?
Jessie and Tina dive into restoring a 1923 art deco bungalow in Ontario, CA. While the property is in a great neighborhood, the house itself is a confusing mishmash of styles. Will Jessie and Tina be able to sift through decades of renovations and bring this charming bungalow back to its 1920s roots?
A couple takes a risk buying a 1925 Spanish home in LaVerne, California, before seeing the inside. Undeterred by the less-than-promising conditions and obstacles upon their first walk-through, they get to work reintroducing Spanish tile and restoring original features. But were they able to dig down deep enough to uncover the true vintage beauty in this Spanish Salvage?
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