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Hollywood, Here We Come!

We’re taking our latest home flipping challenge to Los Angeles—and in the same historic neighborhood that Drew lives in! This year has bigger houses and bigger reno budgets than ever before. Our first challenge: just three weeks to pull off living room and entryway renovations before guest judge Orlando Soria arrives to declare a winner. The stakes are high: the loser will have their most embarrassing moments aired live on Entertainment Tonight. Let the games begin!

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Check out the decor, furniture, and more seen in this episode–and get it for yourself!


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wdt_ID Room Product Type Product product_link Company company_link Product Code/Sku
1 Drew's Foyer/Parlor Front Door Automated Keypad EMPowered™ Motorized Touchscreen SMART Keypad Entry Set with Baden Grip - Connected by August Emtek https://emtek.com/electronic-locks/empowered-keypad-smart-lock-entryset-connected-by-august EMP1103
2 Drew's Foyer/Parlor Hardwood Flooring Ubud Tan Oak 3/5" Thick x 7-1/2" Wide x 43" Length Engineered Hardwood Flooring Wayfair https://www.wayfair.com/home-improvement/pdp/montserrat-oak-35-thick-x-7-12-wide-x-43-length-engineered-hardwood-flooring-w001739473.html?rtype=8&redir=W001739473&experiencetype=2&selectedvertical=2 W001739473
3 Drew's Foyer/Parlor Ceiling Light Antique Gold Rochelle 8-Light 30" Unique/Statement Bowl LED Semi Flush Mount Wayfair https://www.wayfair.com/lighting/pdp/willa-arlo-interiors-rochelle-8-light-30-uniquestatement-bowl-led-semi-flush-mount-wlao1212.html?rtype=8&redir=WLAO1212&experiencetype=2&selectedvertical=2 WLAO1212
4 Drew's Foyer/Parlor Exterior Doors and Windows Premium Series French Casement Weather Shield https://www.weathershield.com/Product-List/Weather-Shield-Premium-Series Aluminum Clad, Jet Black
5 Drew's Foyer/Parlor Interior Doors 1-Panel 2-Step Shaker Trimlite https://www.trimlite.com/products/interior-doors/shaker-panel-doors/8491-primed-1-panel-2-step-shaker-2/ 8491 1-Panel 2-Step Shaker
6 Drew's Foyer/Parlor Glass French Doors White Lami French Door Trimlite https://www.trimlite.com/products/interior-doors/interior-french-doors/diffused-white-laminate-french-door-2/ Custom 1501
7 Drew's Foyer/Parlor Moulding Baseboard Woodgrain Millwork https://www.woodgrainmillwork.com No. 1867
8 Drew's Foyer/Parlor Moulding Crown Woodgrain Millwork https://www.woodgrainmillwork.com No. 260
9 Drew's Foyer/Parlor Door Hinges Oil Rubbed Bronze Hinges Emtek https://emtek.com/door-hinges/4x4squarebarrelheavydutyhinges 96514
10 Drew's Foyer/Parlor Door Knobs Oil Rubbed Bronze Round Door Knob -passage and privacy Emtek https://emtek.com/passage-privacy-knobs/round-knob Modern Rectangular Rosette: 5112, 5212, 5052

Drew’s Corner Chateau

Jonathan seems to think he got one over on me by taking the house next door, but hey—it’s a short commute to work on my corner chateau, and I get to spy on his work every step of the way. Don’t mind me, just checking my email over here (and, uh, taking a few photos).

Drew’s Before & After

Drew’s Design Highlights

I had initially planned to put custom built-ins around the parlor fireplace, but my budget had other ideas. Instead, I went for a clean finish that would tie in well with the wallpaper and complement the show-stopping coffered ceiling.


With the drama of the parlor, I wanted to bring some understated elegance into the living room with white oak floors and a brand-new fireplace. Our potential buyer is not going to want to compromise on comfort, and why should they? Best of both worlds.


We weren’t able to keep the ceiling designs in the entryway due to old water damage, so there was no way I was going to let that happen to these beautiful beams. In fact, I designed all the art and decor around them! Look closely and you’ll see the hand-painted design on the ceiling that refers back to the floral paintings on the beams.

More Inspiration

Team Drew

Art Director: Breeze Giannasio
Construction Lead: Hart Hempelmann, Paragon Fine Remodeling
Stylist: Erik Kenneth Staalberg

Jonathan’s House Next Door

I tricked Drew into getting this house, and it’s even better that he’s going to have to watch the winning renovations happen from his own backyard. Our first task was creating an entryway that felt open and inviting, which meant taking out a lot of existing walls and letting the light back into this gorgeous home.

Jonathan’s Before & After

Jonathan’s Design Highlights

Unlike Drew, I only had one fireplace to work on, so I made it count by adding a classic arched opening and this Spanish-inspired tile inside. The angled profile of the fireplace itself runs all the way to the ceiling— the perfect way to draw the eye to my next magic trick …


Matching the mantel to these wooden beams ties this room together and makes it feel cozy, even with a lot of white throughout the room. Fresh and airy, California-style.


While I was pretty proud of myself for thinking of the groin vault ceiling in the entryway, I wanted any potential buyer to see the thoughtful detail in every aspect of the home. This inlaid tile does the job and then some—it practically creates a path to guide you right into the living room, or even up the tiled stairs.

More Inspiration

Team Jonathan

Art Director: Jolene Kraus, Park Studio L.A.
Construction Lead: Donnie Biggs
Stylist: Erik Kenneth Staalberg

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