A home restoration has prompted musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates to put down his guitar momentarily and pick up a hammer. Already on television with his musical performance program “Live from Daryl’s House” through the Palladia network,
Hall will be bringing out a new program, “Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall.” Wolfson Entertainment and Boy Wonder Productions will be producing a series of eight shows for Hall to be aired on DIY Network, HGTV’s sister property.
DIY Network originally contacted Hall upon learning of his interest in vintage architecture. Hall has previously restored a number of antique homes, including an 18th century farmhouse in New York where “Live from Daryl’s House” is filmed.
The focus of “Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall” will be the renovation of a late Georgian house from the 1780s, located in Sherman, CT. DIY Network’s cameras will follow Hall’s progress on a weekly basis.
“The purpose of my new show is to restore an antique New England house, showing how it can be done in an authentic manner, keeping the original elements and making it consistent with the modern world,” said Hall, in a prepared statement. “I also want to feature the important community of crafts-people, who are expert in authentic restoration.”
Hall plans to revive the 1-bedroom house, originally built by a widowed sea captain, into a new family home. The goal of the project is to meld a historically accurate restoration with the mandates of modernity and small town regulations. Hall plans to use a team of craftsmen he has worked with over the years, as well as involve the American College of Building Arts in Charleston, SC, which is the only school in America with an accredited program in this field.
Connor Homes, a Vermont company that specializes in vintage-style home building and restoration, is handling the construction. CEO David Auth said the design and reclaimed lumber they are using for the renovation actually came from Hall. Conner Homes uses two Biesse CNCs for cutting millwork, performing cuts and prepackaging homes at its plant, then assembling them at the site.
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