Brett restores a 1918 Dutch Colonial home in Upland, California for a woman moving back in with her mother. It is the family's dream to finally see the house restored to its original glory. Brett quickly learns this house is a time capsule full of discoveries, and he even meets the great-granddaughter of the original builder who provides clues to its past.
Brett explores the history and charm of Victorian bungalow-style architecture with two of his favorite restorations. He revisits a 1901 bungalow that starts in rough shape but gets a big transformation, and a 1905 home owned by a high school friend.
A young family has purchased a 1920s English cottage in Redlands, California, for their forever home. But something is funky with the living room, and they can't figure out what. Brett solves the mystery, removing all the 1970s additions.
Brett Waterman helps a mother and her grown-up children restore their majestic 1913 Mission Revival mansion. He's elated when he realizes he can restore the original linoleum in the kitchen, but the homeowners may not open to the idea.