Centuries-Old Homes Return to Their Former Glory in DIY Network's 'Restoring Charleston'




Licensed contractor Trent Fasnacht is a passionate restoration expert who restores abandoned and condemned homes to their original South Carolina charm in DIY Network’s newest series, Restoring Charleston. Premiering on Wednesday, October 19, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, the series follows Trent and his team as they tear out old additions and rotten materials to recreate homes as the first builder intended.

"I love it when people say ‘you cannot fix this house,’” said Trent. “It’s a big challenge, but that’s part of the excitement in a town known for its distinctive architecture style.”

In the premiere episode, Trent and his team tackle the renovation of a long-abandoned Queen Anne Craftsman style home built in 1895. Sitting empty for more than fifty years, the 1,850-sq. ft. home, has rotten floors, cracked plaster and dilapidated wainscoting—which are just a few of the challenges the crew must face while giving this property a 21st century upgrade.

“They don’t build them like this anymore,” said Trent. “That big, grand hallway and the 14-foot ceilings make this a special house that’s worth saving.”

SOURCE: DIY Network