“Brothers of the property” stars Drew and Jonathan Scott love to renovate homes and seem to enjoy competing with each other even more. That’s why they’re back with Season 7 of “Brother vs. Brother”, and this time the competition is fiercer than ever.
For this season, the brothers are buying and renovating million dollar homes at full price Hancock Park Los Angeles neighborhood. Jonathan paid $ 2.4 million for his house, while Drew shelled out $ 2.35 million.
In the first episode, titled “Hollywood, Here We Come!”, The brothers start by renovating the living room, while Orlando soria of “Build Me Up” will judge which brother has succeeded in this space. Read on to see how Drew and Jonathan’s high-end Hollywood designs stack up, and learn a thing or two that might apply to your own abode as well.
Entrance flooring can make or break a first impression
Drew and Jonathan both pay special attention to the entrance floor. Drew gives his house herringbone hardwood floors, which are beautiful. Jonathan chooses the built-in tile.
“We have to make sure our inlay is perfect,” says Jonathan when laying the flooring. “It’s just another of those little things that show you put in the extra effort, and I think a buyer recognizes that because when they see this, they know you’ve spent more time and money. ‘money to make it special. “
Its design is subtle yet unique, and Soria can’t help but be impressed.
“Wow, the ground is really beautiful,” Soria says. “I love the recessed tiles with this very beautiful light wood. It’s so unique, you never see that.
A fireplace with personality can be better than two
The two brothers do everything they can with regard to the fireplaces. Drew adds two brand new fireplaces to the living space, which is striking, but is overshadowed by Jonathan’s improvements to the unique fireplace his home already has.
So what’s his secret? Jonathan gives the fireplace a curved shape and adds trendy tiles to brighten it up.
“This fireplace is completely different,” Soria said when she saw it. “It was just that kind of drab fireplace. Now this is a beautiful Spanish style fireplace and its arched opening is perfect for a home that has that kind of history.
High end homes need high end ceilings
One of the best features of Drew’s house is the beautiful ceilings with hand painted details – they give the house a lot of character.
Meanwhile, the ceilings in Jonathan’s house are less attractive, so he decides to add a “wow” factor. He erected a cross vault ceiling in the entrance to give the house that little extra something.
This vaulted ceiling is lovely and Soria is suitably impressed when she sees this feature.
“Oh my God, I didn’t even notice the ceiling,” Soria said. “It’s beautiful! It’s something you don’t see every day, and I think that’s what people are looking for when looking to buy a really nice historic home.
With interior decoration, old and modern styles can mix
In the living room, Drew adopted a calm, classic style with light colors and sumptuous furnishings. It’s casual yet sophisticated.
“Everything is very neutral and creamy and pretty and open,” says Soria, “the perfect place to have a nice little coffee and hang out with your friends.”
While Drew’s living room has a clean, classic look, it also renovates a second common space, to which it gives a completely different aspect.
“It matches the traditional feel of the house, but it also feels like it has a bit of a contemporary edge,” says Soria. “I like this.”
With a dark fireplace and fun wallpaper this place looks both modern and classic.
Look: Nothing comes between the brothers on the property: they are now neighbors!
“Brother vs. Brother ”: which is the best renovation?
The two brothers have big budgets for this living room update. Jonathan was able to finish on track, spending $ 190,000. Drew slightly exceeded his budget by $ 245,000, spending an additional $ 2,000.
Both Los Angeles homes look great, but in the end, Soria announces that Jonathan is the winner.
Jonathan is excited to beat his brother in this salon challenge, but there is still a long competition ahead for Jonathan and Drew! We’ll have to wait and see who comes out on top.