Detroit | Rebirth in Detroit
Coming up on this episode of This Old House
Kevin and Tommy pull up to the completed Russell Woods, recalling their time in the city and the restoration efforts they’ve witnessed.
Frank meets Tommy out front to review the exterior changes to the house.
Tamiko shows Kevin the new living room, dining room and den, featuring the restored bay windows, refinished floors, new fireplace surround, fresh paint and inviting furniture.
Richard gives Kevin an overview of the improvements to the mechanicals in the basement, which had been ravaged by thieves.
A new furnace and water heater will keep the house warm and cool, and a whole house water filtration system will keep the drinking water clean.
Franks shows Tommy the changes to the upstairs: 2 bedrooms and an office featuring fresh paint and beautiful woods floors; an office with an attached sun porch that will be the perfect place to relax; and a spa-like bathroom with a soaking tub, rain shower and dual vanity.
Kevin stops by the Rehabbed & Ready project during its first open house. Land Bank Executive Craig Fahle discusses some of the logistics of selling the property, and Kevin interviews prospective homebuyers to get their feedback.
Back in Russell Woods, Kevin and Tamiko tour the brand new kitchen. The whole crew and those who helped along the way join in to celebrate Frank and Tamiko’s beautifully restored home.