Restoration Home – Caroline Quentin follows private owners of crumbling historic buildings as they save them from ruin and restore them into wonderful 21st-century homes. For Caroline this is a labour of love – she admits to being a serial home restorer over the past decade.
With the help of architectural expert Kieran Long and social historian Dr Kate Williams, Restoration Home turns detective to unravel the properties’ extraordinary pasts. As the new owners transform the buildings into their homes, the family trees of these ruins start to emerge. Tales of royalty, murder and civil unrest are revealed as these once-forgotten gems are brought back to life. The properties range from a Gothic church to a Twenties pumping station.
As each building is rescued from the brink of dereliction by its new owners, Restoration Home reveals the secrets, long since forgotten, of previous ones.
Producer: Remarkable Television
TX: Summer / Autumn 2011