DIY Network Premieres Renovation Series Focused on Historic Homes in “Nashville Flipped”

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11 April 2016
Nashville Flipped
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“Nashville Flipped”
Debuts Wednesday, April 13 at 10 PM ET/PT on DIY
          Historic homes in Music City are returned to their former glory in DIY Network’s new series, Nashville Flipped. The series stars Troy Dean Shafer, a contractor who rebuilds rundown homes in the city’s historic communities. The nine-episode series follows Troy and his team, including designer Julie Couch, as they peel back layers of previous renovations, such as wood-paneled walls, bad paint and worn carpeting to reveal the original beauty of these forgotten homes.

         Reviving historic homes is as important to Troy as is accomplishing a financially sound flip. As with many of the old homes he acquires there are always unforeseen challenges, because one never really knows what one has until they begin pulling back the years of neglect. Facing all those challenges and more, Troy calls upon designer friend, Julie Couch to help tackle each unique property.
         “Everybody knows Nashville has a rich music history, but just like every great song, every historic house has a story to tell,” said Troy. “I love to get to the heart of these homes and bring them back to life. I update them with modern materials, but I always stay true to the original design and character.”
          In the premiere episode titled “Nashville’s Stairway to Heaven,” Troy purchases a 1904 Victorian-style home in Springfield, Tenn., a small town just outside of Nashville. Troy and his crew waste no time on the demo—the team breaks down walls, tears out the ceilings and alters the floorplan to maximize the 1,300-square foot space. The team even finds century-old wallpaper hidden by a previous renovation. Once Troy’s team completes the full demo, Julie arrives to help Troy restore the home’s early 20th century design, including the cathedral ceiling and an oak mantle in the living room. The revived home, which features new landscaping, fresh siding in a new color, and special touches such as vintage chandeliers and stained glass windows rejuvenates the old house into a beautiful “new” historic home.


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