Philadelphia gets a Facelift in New DIY Network Series "Philly Revival"

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23 January 2019
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Philly Revival
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"Philly Revival"
Premieres Saturday, January 26 at 9 PM ET/PT on DIY
 
          General contractor, real estate agent, designer and former opera singer Rachel Street resuscitates Philadelphia’s historic homes in the new DIY Network series Philly Revival. During the series, 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.” 
 
Philly Revival
Photo: Courtesy of DIY Network
 
         In the premiere episode, It's Phlippin' Small, 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.
 
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