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Another Side of Daryl Hall

Daryl Hall is passionate about more than just music. He also restores historic homes. Let the famed blue-eyed soulster give you a first look at his latest project — the architecturally correct restoration of a 1780s Connecticut cottage.

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Daryl Hall

Aside from musical fame, Hall has a longstanding passion for antique architecture.

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About the show

Rocker turned-renovator Daryl Hall is putting down his guitar and picking up a hammer to restore a quaint 18th century home in Sherman, Connecticut. Combining his love of history and vintage architecture, Daryl and his team of craftsman will bring the one-bedroom cottage back to its 1780's charm. According to local legend, the house was owned by a widowed sea captain, and hasn't been touched in decades-so Daryl's got his work cut out for him.
Season 1, Episode 1

Breaking Ground

After designing the new space and signing off on the plans, Daryl finally breaks ground on the addition to his 1787 farmhouse. Unfortunately it doesn't take long to discover that the soil is full of dense pockets of hard stone. Making things even more difficult, the hammering from the excavator is shaking the foundation of the original house. When they find rotting beams in the cellar, all work might have to end, bringing construction to a quick stop. If the build is going to go forward, they'll have to find a way around it.

Friday
Apr 10
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 3

Striking Iron

The second story walls are up and Daryl's ready to get the roof on and the windows in. Using some creative carpentry techniques, the new roof will look like it's been settling for two hundred fifty years. He'll also use salvaged chestnut to build the window frames, giving the house a more authentic feel. A trip to a foundry in Pennsylvania to pick out traditionally fashioned sconces and candle stands will help Daryl put the historically accurate finishing touches on the addition to his 1787 farmhouse. Daryl tries his own hand at striking iron.

Friday
Apr 10
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 8

Everything and the Kitchen Sink

The addition to Daryl's 1787 farmhouse is getting very close to wrapping up, but there's still plenty of work that needs to be done. Now it's time for Daryl to tackle the kitchen and he gives every detail his attention. Salvaged floor boards and wall panels are installed. Then finding the right stain for the wood paneled walls presents a challenge. But when Daryl discovers a forgotten box from his past, the finishing touches come together.

Friday
Apr 10
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Striking Iron

The second story walls are up and Daryl's ready to get the roof on and the windows in. Using some creative carpentry techniques, the new roof will look like it's been settling for two hundred fifty years. He'll also use salvaged chestnut to build the window frames, giving the house a more authentic feel. A trip to a foundry in Pennsylvania to pick out traditionally fashioned sconces and candle stands will help Daryl put the historically accurate finishing touches on the addition to his 1787 farmhouse. Daryl tries his own hand at striking iron.

Tuesday
Oct 13
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 7

Juggling Old and New

Daryl is ready to get started on the first floor, starting with the Sitting Room. Keeping it historically accurate, this front room will have a more formal and ornate look, using both reclaimed wood and crafted paneling from new lumber. A treasure hunt through Daryl's barn uncovers a valuable resource. After a little elbow grease from Steve and Joe, it will give the Sitting Room a very unique feel. However, incorporating modern technologies proves to be a challenge. Getting in heating and air conditioning without affecting the period look that Daryl is working for requires some creative thinking.

Tuesday
Nov 10
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 5

Buttoning Up The House

With the frame of the addition complete, it's time for Daryl to button up the outside of the house. That means that he'll have to find period doors for the entrances, get up the clapboard, and find a mason to build the fireboxes and chimney. A local merchant surprises Daryl with a very unique door for the kitchen. The chimney is a huge project, so finding somebody that can make the brick and the mortar historically accurate is important. It's a lot to balance, especially when Daryl has to go out on tour.

Tuesday
Jan 26
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Juggling Old and New

Daryl is ready to get started on the first floor, starting with the Sitting Room. Keeping it historically accurate, this front room will have a more formal and ornate look, using both reclaimed wood and crafted paneling from new lumber. A treasure hunt through Daryl's barn uncovers a valuable resource. After a little elbow grease from Steve and Joe, it will give the Sitting Room a very unique feel. However, incorporating modern technologies proves to be a challenge. Getting in heating and air conditioning without affecting the period look that Daryl is working for requires some creative thinking.

Tuesday
Feb 9
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Everything and the Kitchen Sink

The addition to Daryl's 1787 farmhouse is getting very close to wrapping up, but there's still plenty of work that needs to be done. Now it's time for Daryl to tackle the kitchen and he gives every detail his attention. Salvaged floor boards and wall panels are installed. Then finding the right stain for the wood paneled walls presents a challenge. But when Daryl discovers a forgotten box from his past, the finishing touches come together.

Tuesday
Feb 16
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

The Final Push

It's been a long road and Daryl is close to finishing up work on the addition to his house. With family coming soon, the pressure's on and there are a lot of details Daryl still has to deal with. He needs to install tiles for the stove's alcove in the kitchen, get the custom cabinets built then stain and finish the molding in the Sitting Room. A big problem with the refrigerator delivery and a last minute change to the front yard's landscape threaten to stop his progress, but Daryl manages to get the house finished right on time.

Tuesday
Feb 23
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Striking Iron

The second story walls are up and Daryl's ready to get the roof on and the windows in. Using some creative carpentry techniques, the new roof will look like it's been settling for two hundred fifty years. He'll also use salvaged chestnut to build the window frames, giving the house a more authentic feel. A trip to a foundry in Pennsylvania to pick out traditionally fashioned sconces and candle stands will help Daryl put the historically accurate finishing touches on the addition to his 1787 farmhouse. Daryl tries his own hand at striking iron.

Tuesday
Mar 15
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Breaking Ground

After designing the new space and signing off on the plans, Daryl finally breaks ground on the addition to his 1787 farmhouse. Unfortunately it doesn't take long to discover that the soil is full of dense pockets of hard stone. Making things even more difficult, the hammering from the excavator is shaking the foundation of the original house. When they find rotting beams in the cellar, all work might have to end, bringing construction to a quick stop. If the build is going to go forward, they'll have to find a way around it.

Monday
Jun 20
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Buttoning Up The House

With the frame of the addition complete, it's time for Daryl to button up the outside of the house. That means that he'll have to find period doors for the entrances, get up the clapboard, and find a mason to build the fireboxes and chimney. A local merchant surprises Daryl with a very unique door for the kitchen. The chimney is a huge project, so finding somebody that can make the brick and the mortar historically accurate is important. It's a lot to balance, especially when Daryl has to go out on tour.

Friday
Jun 24
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Stones and Brick

With the outside of the house finished, it's time for Daryl to focus on the inside. First up is the Stone Room where Daryl plans to be playing some music. To add to the authentic look he started with the salvaged beams, a veneer created with local fieldstone will be applied to the room's walls. Rounding out the look, a special brick floor will be created and reclaimed boards used as paneling. On top of finishing the Stone Room, Daryl is trying to get ready for the opening of his new club. He'll work hard to get it all done.

Saturday
Jun 25
4:30am | 3:30c

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