DIY Network Presents New Series, PHILLY REVIVAL
General contractor, real estate agent, designer and former opera singer Rachel Street resuscitates Philadelphia's historic homes in the new DIY Network seriesPhilly Revival. During the series, premiering Saturday, Jan. 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Rachel saves the homes' original 18th and 19th century features, such as custom tile murals, stair banisters, turrets and marble fireplace mantles, and then adds modern amenities to turn them into stunning, distinctive properties.
"There are so many scary and expensive unknowns when trying to renovate and sell a historic home," Rachel said. "But I'm obsessed with flipping historical houses in Philadelphia."
Currently in more than 53 million U.S. households, DIY Network is the go-to destination for wall-breaking, roof-ripping, house-hauling, yard-crashing series. The network's award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, consistently ranks among America's top home and garden destinations for entertaining videos, home improvement advice and step-by-step instructions. Fans can interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. DIY Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
In the premiere episode, "It's Phlippin' Small" on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Rachel Street tackles a tiny row home in South Philly's Whitman district. After extending the second floor to add an additional 150 square feet, she makes the space seem brighter and larger by white washing the interior brick and using light colors for the floors and cabinetry. Finally, to infuse some Philadelphia history, she restores a 150-year-old salvaged door and incorporates it into the design.