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Season 2 / Episode 7 and airs on 04 May 2017 01:00
Jeff Devlin is the go-to guy when it comes to historic houses in and around Buck's County PA, where the structures are literally older than the country itself. In each episode of Stone House Revival, Jeff and his team of restoration experts work with homeowners to help revive these dilapidated structures into modern living spaces while preserving their historic integrity. Watch as he brings the amazing character of these old, rundown homes back to life!
Carpenter Jeff Devlin heads to the home of Jodie and JP to check out the original second floor of their 1803 stone home. The space has been sectioned off over time, and the homeowners want a more cohesive master suite that evokes the home's history. Jeff and his team rip the space apart, moving walls and doors and attempting to uncover as much history as they can. They run into one challenge after another as they tackle the fireplace wall and struggle to achieve Jodie's dream of a classic clawfoot tub. Jeff also makes a four-poster bed by hand and transforms an old dresser into a bathroom vanity.
Jeff is called on to renovate a dated kitchen believed to be in the same spot as the original one that was built in the 1800s. He's also been tasked with transforming the adjacent mudroom and uncovering the original open-hearth fireplace hiding behind the kitchen wall. By restoring much of the kitchen's history, Jeff and team are able to bring in a classic farmhouse style to the home.
Jeff meets Allen and Kathleen, a couple who wants him to restore three rooms in the original portion of their 1790 home. Their living room's original floors are covered up, their game room has a dated 1960s fireplace and their family room lacks any historic character. Jeff and his team dig into each space, uncovering a few unique original details and adding other historic features, like a reclaimed barnwood ceiling. Then, Jeff finds an amazing surprise while exploring the couple's barn, and works to use his find in the new space.
Jeff is recruited to restore a 1740 stone home that sits behind couple Kelly and Rob's suburban 1990s home. They call it the "little house," and it sat right in the middle of the action of one of the most famous Revolutionary War battles. Now, the little house sits unused, so they ask Jeff to restore as much history as he can and turn it into a space they can use for entertaining and relaxing. Jeff and his contractors discover a few surprises while unearthing the original fireplace, and Jeff also builds a colonial-inspired cage bar to add a stunning historic feature to the space.
Jeff meets Chase and Gretel who just bought their first home, a historic stone home with portions built in the 1700s, 1800s and 1990s. They want him to look at their dining room, which sits in the 1800s portion of the home, as well as their kitchen and sunroom, which sit in the more modern addition. This project is a tricky one for Jeff because Gretel wants the floor plan to be more open, but he can't do that without moving stone walls. They also want him to uncover some history, so he attempts to do so by exposing stone on the original exterior wall.
Carpenter Jeff Devlin is called on by John and Karine to do a total restoration of their 1780 spring house, which is in dire need of help. The joists and floorboards are almost completely rotten, and the painted stone is crumbling. Jeff and his team face a number of challenges along the way as they attempt to turn the spring house into a comfortable place for guests to stay. In the end, the historic building is almost unrecognizable, and John and Karine are blown away by the result.
Carpenter Jeff Devlin is recruited by Lisa and Tom to work on their 1737 stone home in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. They ask him to address two areas of the home, from different eras: the first floor, circa 1737, which they use as a mudroom and entryway; and the kitchen, which was built in the 1800s but looks straight out of the 1980s. Jeff and his team dig into the project, bringing unique historic elements into the entryway room and giving the kitchen an 1800s overhaul. They even look for a hidden hatch in the entryway floor, rumored to be a trapdoor used as part of the Underground Railroad.
Carpenter Jeff Devlin is called on by Meghan and Justin to restore three historic spaces in their 1803 stone farmhouse. Jeff and his team get to work on the dining room, parlor and living room, and they uncover a massive surprise when they start digging into the walls of the parlor. Jeff also works on a custom pie safe, adding a historic piece of furniture to the dining room, and installs a stunning reclaimed tin ceiling in the living room.
Fred and Elizabeth call on carpenter Jeff Devlin to restore two spaces in their 1800s stone home. Their huge living room lacks historic character, and their kitchen sits in a 1950s addition, with dated metal cabinets, knotty pine paneling and linoleum floors. Jeff and his team attempt to expose stone walls in both spaces to bring a dose of history to each room. They give the kitchen farmhouse style and transform the living room into two elegant entertaining spaces complete with a vintage-inspired fireplace mantel and custom library table.
Carpenter Jeff Devlin is recruited by a couple to do a true restoration of the original living room in their 1690s stone home. They also want Jeff and his team to enclose the attached vestibule to create a mudroom, but they'd like it to blend in with the rest of the home with stone walls and vintage windows.
After inheriting a 1700s stone home that's been in the family since 1906, a couple calls on carpenter Jeff Devlin to peel away the dated decor in the entryway and living room to uncover as much of the original history as possible. Jeff and his team dig into the fireplaces in both rooms, refinish the wood flooring and open up an old staircase, sourcing antique spindles and a newel post to build a new railing.
A mother and daughter bring Jeff Devlin in to restore two rooms in the original portion of their 1751 stone home. Jeff and his team dive right in, giving the dining room a slightly formal farmhouse feel. The team then achieves a rustic and refined style in the bathroom that blows the owners away.
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