In this episode, Bronson Pinchot takes an awkward space and transforms it into a room straight out of George Washington's home. Affectionately known as the Federal Sitting Room, the space that Bronson and his team recreate is brought to life with a beautiful fireplace surround built from salvaged materials, including moldings from 1790 and wallpaper from 1805. The room's focal point is a large plaster bust from the 18th century in the corner. These relics help create an elegant space that transcends time.
Bronson has always wanted to tackle this awkward space in the Decker house and now finally has his inspiration. He and the crew turn an upstairs landing into a cozy bedroom that looks out through the house to the forest.
It's Bronson's dream come true - he's found an entire Greek Revival home and has bought the salvage rights to it. Now it's time to take it apart while saving the valuable elements. This is what salvage is all about! What and learn as the crew dissects the house from top to bottom to save this relic. But beware - Bronson has to channel the legendary William Wallace - a.k.a. Braveheart to motivate his crew.
It's something only Bronson Pinchot could do - build a house within his house! And only from salvage no less. He designs and builds a guest house in the south parlor of his much bigger house.
In truly Bronsonian style, our star Bronson is building a guest house within his larger house. In this episode he completes the interior of the house and using a few tricks creates a space that feels much larger than it actually is.
Bronson and his crew head off to one of the Country's largest antique shows to buy and sell goodies. Of course their goal is to make money - which means actually selling more then they buy. Can they do it or will they return home with empty pockets?
If you ever dreamed of having your own little space you have to watch this episode. Bronson and the team build an addition on to his house which they affectionately call the Elf House. It's a small room that is beautifully designed - and perfectly fit for an...Elf.
In this episode Bronson continues to realize the whimsical concept for his Elf House. With the outside of the house complete Bronson turns his attention to building and decorating the inside. And the when decorating the inside of an Elf House it's essential to hold nothing back. Light, color and texture are the key ingredients in this renovation. The end result of this renovation will be nothing short of eye popping.
In season one Bronson created a cathedral like "Gallery" in his Decker Court house. What was a beautiful and functional renovation in the summer turned out to be a rather drafty and chilly room in the winter months. Seeking to make the room comfortable in all seasons Bronson sets out to install a beautiful fireplace and fire surround in his room. Using giant columns, antique mirrors and a beautiful art piece Bronson brings this room in from the cold.
In this episode Bronson tries to tame the scraggly patch of grass and shrubs next to his house that passes for a garden. But in Bronson's world gardening involves less planting and more building. Using beautiful garden antiques and architectural salvage Bronson sets out to build the most eye popping you've ever seen.
It seems that everyone has at least one room in their home that lacks purpose, definition and cohesion. In Bronson's world it's the entry to his Decker house that is a scattered mess of mismatched ceilings, floors and lacks and clear purpose or definition. Bronson seeks to tame this unruly space with a beautiful salvaged floor, the addition of beautiful wavy glass windows, a new ceiling and one very special antique to anchor it all. Tune in to see if Bronson can turn this mess into a success?
To most people a mudroom is just an afterthought - a filthy room to store boots and other items, but not Bronson! Bronson wants his mudroom to be as equally beautiful as any of the other rooms in his house. Using architectural salvage and some clever design ideas Bronson seeks to take a room that's usually all function and turn it into pure form.
In this episode Bronson has his eye set on a very special piece of salvage, an 19th century Cupola that is at a friends antique shop in Portland, Maine. For years Bronson has wanted to restore the cupola and give it a place of honor at the top of his Decker Court house. Bronson and Mikey take a very special road trip to get the cupola and then the race is on to get the cuopla restored and placed on the house. It's one of Bronson's most ambitious projects yet and if he can get it right it just might be the best thing he's ever done.
One little known secret about Bronson's main house is that there is no front door. As grand and beautiful as the facade of the house is there is no way to get inside! That's all about to change as Bronson attempts to make the entrance to his home both functional and beautiful. And to make the project perfect Bronson has acquired a nearly in-tact 19th century room that is going to be the basis of his entryway. As this room will be the first thing people see when they come inside it's got to be truly dazzling.
Pretty much every guy you know either has, or dreams of his having, own custom designed Man Cave. Bronson's no different, but his definition of a Man Cave, as you might expect, is pretty unique. In this very special episode Bronson renovates the second floor of his Main House into his own private Man Cave. Using space, light and some very beautiful artifacts Bronson sets out to build himself the perfect personal refuge. His vision is not to be missed.
A Bathroom...in the kitchen?! It may sound slightly unorthodox, but this is exactly what Bronson sets out to build in this unique episode. The existing bathroom in the Decker House is a hideous, cramped and outdated disaster. Bronson decides to gut the entire room and build out a more spacious bathroom complete with an antique copper soaking tub, a cozy fireplace and top of the line lights and fixtures. The only issue is that to make the bathroom big enough it has to be included in the existing kitchen! Tune in to see how Bronson combine's two rooms with very different functions into one spectacular space.