Over each episode, Restoration Australia host Stuart Harrison, Architect and Historian, will follow homeowners across the country as they restore Australia’s great buildings – important buildings that would otherwise be turned to rubble. From inner city grand terraces, to countryside homesteads, we start at the beginning of the homeowners restorations as they take the keys to their rundown properties in desperate need of some love, care and attention.
Their vision of re-creating the houses to turn them into ‘forever’ homes isn’t simple. To faithfully restore with original fixtures and fittings, they first must replace termite damaged floors, water damaged walls, and rotten ceilings. Some homes don’t even have all four walls or a front door, but the homeowners cannot bear to see them torn down. Stuart is going to help them fall in love with their homes even more by investigating the origins of the house and it’s owners, informing viewers of the first homes of Australia and why they were built the way they were.
It’s not just a case of will their budget and time be stretched to the limit, but how are they going to do the property justice whilst creating homes suitable for 21st century living without losing the features they fell in love with in the first place.
From the federation eras all the way to mid century modernist, there’s a style of house for every housing enthusiast.