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.
Brett restores a 1941 modern ranch in Redlands, CA, for a couple who recently inherited the home from her grandfather. He modernizes the kitchen and opens up the living and dining room, then he surprises the couple by adding a feature found in the original blueprints.
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.
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 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.
Homeowners Steven and Gina call in preservationist Brett Waterman to restore their recent purchase, a French Normandy-style cottage in a small cul-de-sac known fondly as "gnome court." Built in 1926, the Redlands, CA, house was a severely neglected rental for 30 years. Excited by the idea of restoring a home on the well-known street, Brett takes on the challenge but gets more than he bargains for with a leaky roof, rotten windows, missing floorboards and damaged walls. But he perseveres to turn this derelict house into the crown jewel of the neighborhood.
A young couple seeks Brett's help restoring their big 1900 Victorian Farmhouse in time for their wedding. They're hoping Brett can design a rustic kitchen, update the laundry area and add light to the interior rooms that were closed off by past modifications. Excited by the challenge, Brett creates a design plan that allows light into the house while retaining the integrity of the grand old Victorian all in time for the happy couple's big day.
Erin and Jack recently moved to California and fell in love with Spanish architecture. Having found their cute 1920s Spanish eclectic home, they want to update the kitchen, add an ensuite bathroom and dressing room to their master bedroom, and plant a drought-tolerant garden, all the while remaining true to the Spanish style. Wanting to restore the house, but not knowing what steps to take first, they ask Brett to help them realize their vision for their house. Using original style cabinetry, colorful Spanish accents including handmade tile in the kitchen and bathroom and creating a new floorplan for the master bedroom area, Brett restores the home surpassing even Erina and Jack's wildest expectations.