As exemplified in this elegant Georgian-Style home, twin parlors became popular in Charleston during the 19th century. Dual parlors such as these could be opened up to provide space for large parties or closed off and used separately for more intimate gatherings.
Trent begins work on an abandoned 1895 home in Charleston, South Carolina. The massive house has a kitchen on the old porch. Trent tears out the kitchen and rebuilds a new one in the heart of the home.
Trent tackles the front entrance and common room in a home that hasn't been lived in for over 50 years. Trent wrestles with the front door's historic hardware and attempts to expose a 100-year-old fireplace. Meanwhile, the living room goes from busted and broken to rebuilt and beautiful.
Trent begins renovating an old bedroom into a full master suite. He adds a beautiful, functional bathroom and a massive walk-in closet. Trent must also determine what to do with a historic fireplace that's in ruins.
An unwanted visitor appears while Trent is gathering precious beadboard from the ceiling of the abandoned home. Trent must also figure out how to turn an old dining room into a new mudroom, laundry room and bathroom. He and his partner, Bryant, attempt to build a brick wall inside the home.
While restoring the home's exterior and working on the porch, Trent and his crew experience an unexpected setback. Trent finds three sisters who are descendants of the family who originally built the house back in 1895, and he invites them to see the house when the restoration project is complete.
Trent restores the first floor of a cottage by rebuilding the stairs, kitchen, living room and dining room. He finds antique appliances and has them fixed up to place back into the kitchen, and he gets creative when he realizes that there's no room for the half-bath he wants to add on the first floor.
Trent opens up the roof of the cottage in order to add more square footage for a master bathroom. In the master bathroom, he adds signature touches like an antique vanity and a unique accent to the floor. Trent also meets with traditional sweetgrass basket weavers to gain a little inspiration before decorating the master bedroom.
For a cottage that has no curb appeal, Trent rolls up his sleeves and attacks the exterior of the small historic home. Not content with only adding two porches, Trent safely removes asbestos-ridden siding and replaces it with siding that matches exactly to the time period. He also restores an old shed, turning it into a rustic hangout in the backyard.