Tonight, March 3, a new HGTV collection, Farmhouse Fixer, airs at 9:00 p.m. The collection follows host Jonathan Knight and nearby inside designer Kristina Crestin as they renovate historic farmhouses on the North Shore.
Crestin, of Manchester-by-the-Sea-centered Kristina Crestin Structure, has been a primary North Shore inside designer for practically twenty a long time. Lifted in Bellingham, she accomplished her Bachelor of Science in inside style and design at Endicott in 2002 and commenced her vocation at an architecture agency, where by she first achieved Jonathan Knight on a challenge.
Of New Youngsters on the Block fame, Knight was also born and elevated in the Boston location, and has always experienced a like for renovating aged houses. “Restoring the American farmhouse is not just a pastime for me—it’s my passion, my obsession, and I have been undertaking it for additional than 25 many years,” Knight, who’s renovated around 200 properties, advised HGTV. “It’s so easy to just go knock down an outdated house. It is way more challenging to renovate them so that families can love them for a long time to come.”
Crestin, who lands on the inside architecture end of the spectrum, has a identical passion for what she does. “I enjoy inside architecture and I appreciate imagining of all planes of a place, and diving into millwork and ceilings,” says Crestin, “and creating positive every single plane is paid consideration to.” She prides herself on finding items carried out though creating the knowledge enjoyable, specially for her clientele. The result of her inside architecture function is a considerate, layered design and style that’s consumer-centered.
This will not be Crestin’s 1st Tv appearance—she did a period of This Outdated Residence, renovating a North Shore farm property in Essex. So when Knight wanted a designer to star alongside him in his new farmhouse clearly show, Crestin, an aged pal and a proficient designer with Tv set working experience, fit the bill properly.
They filmed the pilot episode in late 2018, before HGTV signed them straight to year 1. They began filming the rest of the period in early 2020, and when the pandemic strike, experienced to stall creation for a bit. But just after some innovative filming and 6 renovated homes afterwards, the staff is ready to exhibit the planet what they’ve been operating on.
“Navigating the timelines, the more rapidly clip, was the biggest problem,” states Crestin. But the team produced absolutely sure to prioritize excellent around all else, enlisting Shawn Curran of Curran & Sons in Ipswich as the standard contractor. “That was critical to Jon and me,” claims Crestin. “We do not want these Tv set shows to be rapidly and lower high quality.”
Crestin hopes the show will appeal to individuals with all various variations. “There’s a vast [range] of aesthetics,” she states. “There’s some common farmhouse, there’s a coastal farmhouse, there is a more fashionable farmhouse, there is European countryside,” she says, incorporating that she just cannot wait for folks to see this new function and to put these initiatives in her portfolio.
The workforce retains the collection authentic and real looking by honoring the pasts of these historic houses. “It feels really authentic to me,” suggests Crestin. “Jon’s passion for previous homes just oozes out of him.”
Observe Crestin and Knight on their journey as they restore six North Shore farmhouses over 6 episodes, all airing on Wednesday nights at 9:00. All episodes will appear for streaming on Discovery+ immediately after they’ve aired on Tv.