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Episode 02 - The Gatecrest Story

November 11, 2015

Episode two features a quirky old house that hadn’t been touched since it was built in 1973. The house was literally stuck in the 70’s and included a strange atrium in the foyer that made the house almost unsellable. But after Chip and Joanna got their hands on it, the house was transformed into a beautiful french country home in the Gatecrest Story.

One of the biggest challenges of this house was the atrium in the foyer. Joanna was able to re-invent the space, causing it to become a creative focal point instead of an awkward eyesore. This actually became the client’s new favorite spot in the house. The atrium fits and even complements the eclectic style Joanna hoped to achieve. Because the clients have a blend of styles, Joanna wanted to create something unique and functional for their family.


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  • Alex
    8:43 pm, May 28, 2017
    could it be that i luv ure work so much is because u began on birthday, am wrapped anyway
  • Candy Dodgen
    9:39 am, April 22, 2017
    I love everything about this home!!! I wish there was someway you guys could come out to our lake cabin & help us create a Home out of it. My husband is 69 & I am 55 however we both have developed physical problems that make our current home more than we can handle. It's on an acre lot with 2800 square feet living space! For 2 people & 4 dogs & 1 cat. We r waiting on results to see if Bill, my husband has multiple myeloma. He has a lot of pain now all the time. The cabin is basically 1 split level room with a bathroom. It has many challenges due to the lay out of the 1acre lot. It is however on the lake which is a private gaited small stream fed lake in East Texas just East of Canton Texas. Hey! You & the crew could all stay there during the Reno & No one would even know you were there!!!
    Please! Please! Consider helping us out with this next phase of our lives. We don't have the creative insight to even begin knowing how to make this beautiful area our home. As it is, it's just too cramped with NO storage.
    I understand ur rule of staying close to Waco due to your need to stay local for your family but school is almost out for the summer! It would be an adventure for you all!!!
    Thank you for your time,
    Bill and Candy
  • Rebecca
    2:17 pm, February 27, 2017
    I love everything Jojo and Chic does. Wished we could afford for them to come to Georgia and fix my hot mess of a home. So we would not be working on it for 10 more years.
  • Vivian Romero Lee-Brayman
    12:52 am, January 9, 2017
    OMG love that table with the swing out seat's. Your show bring's me such joy in a life of let down's inspite of personal progress. My spelling's a bit off bare with me.
    Me I wish for a home just renovated by you two. Or just a home. I rent a small room with a day bed it doesn't matter love your show it makes it bareable. Well I wish for somethings every night sometimes they come true. Well I hope they do . I'll see you on your next show. Please stay true to your selves,stay grounded look back and remember how it all began. Ok hope I can be able to afford something from your store Vivian
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