1906 Arts and Crafts House
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.
1940s Modern Ranch
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.
1913 Mission Revival Mansion
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.
1923 Mediterranean Revival
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.
1926 French Normandy Cottage
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.
1918 Arts and Crafts Bungalow
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.
1901 Neoclassical Victorian
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.
1900 Victorian Farmhouse
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.
1920s Spanish Eclectic
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.
1905 Queen Anne Victorian Restoration
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.
1901 Shingle-Style Victorian
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 Waterman's 1940s California Ranch Project
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.
1927 Arts and Crafts Bungalow
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.
1930s Colorful Spanish Colonial Farmhouse
Brett restores a 1930s two-story Spanish Colonial farmhouse in Fontana, California. He learns the rich history of the home which then guides his design plan for the house exterior, entryway, living room and kitchen. He adds vintage charm to the balcony with custom made spindles, and the living room archway comes back to life with a hand-painted stencil design.
Dutch Colonial Done Right
Brett restores a 1918 Dutch Colonial home in Upland, California for a woman moving back in with her mother. It is the family's dream to finally see the house restored to its original glory. Brett quickly learns this house is a time capsule full of discoveries, and he even meets the great-granddaughter of the original builder who provides clues to its past.
1930 Simple Spanish Bungalow
Brett helps a recently-divorced mom who is in over her head with her cute Spanish bungalow in Riverside, California. After a discovery causes him to change directions with his design plan, he opts for a simplistic approach in his restoration of the exterior areas and kitchen.
1952 Midcentury Masterpiece
A couple wants to renovate their midcentury modern California ranch home but are not sure where to begin. Brett works to blend her traditional style with his more modern tastes for an extensive and unique remodel. The massive project includes removing the front of the home to create an open air vestibule, and a surprising design choice sets the tone for one of the coolest kitchen makeovers ever.
Mystery of the English Cottage
A young family has purchased a 1920s English cottage in Redlands, California, for their forever home. But something is funky with the living room, and they can't figure out what. Brett solves the mystery, removing all the 1970s additions.
1910 Arts and Crafts Family Farmhouse
Brett restores a 1910 Arts and Crafts farmhouse for a family who relocates from the big city to the countryside of Cherry Valley, California. The family hopes to become organic farmers and want to include elements needed for the family farm and business in the home renovation. Brett opens up the original front porch, changes the layout in the living room and guts the kitchen to install some unique cabinetry that will meet this family's needs.
1902 Queen Anne Victorian
An active family of six loves their old Queen Anne Victorian home, but the house has seen better days. Brett needs to completely reimagine the layout, which includes moving the main bedroom to make way for a larger kitchen.
1911 Craftsman Cottage
With their first child on the way, homeowners are looking for more usable space and light in their 1911 Craftsman cottage. Brett finds a way to give them both while bringing the original character and charm back to their home.
1926 Tudor Revival
Brett takes on the massive challenge of returning a large 1926 Tudor Revival home to its former glory. In this huge project, he restores the exterior, entryway, living room, kitchen, main bedroom, bathroom and a traditional ladies' dressing room.
1906 Transitional Victorian
A 1906 Victorian lost some of its charm due to additions and modifications. Brett solves the mystery behind a decorative ring on the front of the house and returns interior details, like the fireplace and staircase, to their original glory.
1960 Post and Beam Modern
A midcentury modern home has lost some of its original personality over the years. After discovering Japanese influence in the home's exterior, Brett restores it while reworking the interior to include a sliding wall entrance to a large kitchen.
1927 Storybook Cottage
An unusual cottage looks like it's right out of a fairy tale, but it's lost some of its magic over the years. Brett adds details to the home to enhance the architectural style. Then, he creates a kitchen and breakfast nook fit for a storybook cottage.
1911 Arts and Crafts Landmark
Brett helps new homeowners restore their large Arts and Crafts bungalow by reintroducing period-appropriate elements such as colors, textures and railings while correcting past design updates that did not align with the vision of the original architect.
1912 Transitional Victorian Arts and Crafts
A 1912 Transitional Victorian house is a hybrid of styles, combining Victorian flourish with Arts and Crafts simplicity. Brett manages to restore the home, blend two architectural styles and find space for a new bedroom for the owners' daughter.
1954 Modern California Ranch
A classic midcentury modern ranch was designed by a prominent architect and almost all of its original details and fixtures are still intact. Brett aims to preserve these elements while giving the home much-needed updated functionality.
1887 Victorian Mansion
Brett tackles a historic Victorian home built by Andrew McNally of Rand McNally publishing fame. To retain the home's grandeur, Brett relocates the kitchen and entryway. Then, he tackles the main bedroom and bath, which have lost their original style.
1955 Mid-Century Ranch
Brett helps a young family preserve the beautiful, original mid-century woodwork and cabinetry of their 1955 ranch home. He creates more light and functionality in the kitchen and totally reimagines a 1990s-style bathroom remodel.
1928 English Cottage
In a unique neighborhood of 1920s-era English cottages, one of them doesn't fit in. Brett brings this house back in line with the others, reclaims its original character through a number of discoveries and makes it more user friendly for the homeowners.
1923 Craftsman Bungalow
A couple tried to restore their Craftsman bungalow by themselves, but they need Brett's help to finish the job. The original layout was changed years ago, so Brett's challenge is to create functional spaces that stay true to the style.
1899 Queen Anne Victorian
A landmark Victorian home has been in the same family for years. The owners want to pass it along to their daughters, and they've asked Brett to bring back any Victorian style that has been lost, reimagine the small kitchen and add modern conveniences.
The owner of the first house Brett tackled on Restored has purchased a Victorian home and needs help again. The project includes bringing back original exterior elements and colors as well as a complete restoration of the living room, mudroom and kitchen.
Uncovering an 1896 Queen Anne Victorian
Brett restores a Queen Anne Victorian, where he uncovers the home’s history and forgotten charm. Aside from addressing the homeowner's desire to create new spaces, he also focuses on bringing interior and exterior vintage details back to life.
Unraveling a 1903 Architectural Mystery
After purchasing what they believed to be a 1903 American Foursquare home, a young couple enlists Brett to restore and update it. Along the way, he uncovers clues that lead him to think that their home might not be what they thought it was.
Asian-Inspired 1908 Arts & Crafts Bungalow
After waiting 30 years to restore their home, a husband and wife have enlisted Brett to bring their 1908 Arts & Crafts bungalow back to its former glory. Aside from its neglected exterior that needs attention, they also want an entirely new kitchen.
Resurrecting a 1900 Victorian Cottage
After restoring the exterior of their 1900 Victorian cottage, a couple calls upon Brett to tackle its interior. This includes an "award-winning" kitchen that the homeowners desperately want to update, but with a vintage twist.
Around the World in an 1898 Dutch Colonial
Brett restores an 1898 Dutch Colonial that contains some internationally-themed rooms, and creates a new space to honor the homeowner's heritage. He also discovers a connection to the home's Hollywood past, while adding a new chapter to its history.
Bringing Back an Historic 1929 English Tudor
Brett restores an expansive 1929 English Tudor home in order to bring back its charm and some original details that were lost during previous renovations. He also must create an updated kitchen that will cater to all the homeowners' modern day needs.