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.
Brett receives a blast from the past when one of his old high school friends asks him to help restore her 1905 Queen Anne Victorian bungalow. Having lived in the house for 30 years, she has many unfinished renovation projects but now wants to restore the house to its original Victorian beauty and functionality. She also wants to convert her front bedroom into the work office space it was originally designed to be.
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 is horrified when a local fire chief and his wife ask him to completely gut and restore their 1940s California Ranch. Brett sets out to show them they can have a kitchen with all the modern conveniences they desire while still retaining the original cabinets and butler's pantry.
A daughter and mother call on Brett to restore a 1927 Arts and Crafts house that's lost some character over the years. While restoring the exterior, kitchen and living room, Brett unexpectedly discovers an Arts and Crafts masterpiece hidden under all the added layers. In addition to having a little design surprise of his own, Brett can't wait to see their reaction when he shows them what he's uncovered.