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Restoration Home: Rock Farm (Before and After) | History Documentary | Reel Truth History

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Published on Aug 22, 2019

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Series following the fortunes of properties facing a struggle for survival and their committed new owners wanting to turn historic ruins into dream homes. Caroline Quentin meets Alex and her partner Martin. When they bought Rock Farm, the once perfectly proportioned Georgian house was a crumbling shell, cracked and contorted. The build schedule and the budget were tight, but Alex believed she could save this 200-year-old building in just six months.

As the fabric of the building begins its steady restoration, layers of Rock Farm's long-lost history also become clear. Dr Kate Williams reveals the influential landowners that lived there throughout the ages, while architectural expert Kieran Long invites a specialist to look at the decaying bricks. An extraordinary discovery follows that adds another 300 years of history to the site and makes it a building of national importance.

Crumbling, ancient houses are brought back to life by passionate owners as they restore and convert them into striking 21st century homes, unravelling the properties' extraordinary past lives through their architectural and social history.

Grand Designs meets Who Do You Think You Are? Presented by Caroline Quentin, Restoration Home follows private owners of crumbling historic buildings as they save them from ruin and restore them into wonderful 21st century homes. With the help of architectural expert, Kieran Long, and social historian, Dr. Kate Williams, Restoration Home turns detective to unravel the properties' astonishing lives. As the new owners transform the buildings into their homes, the family trees of these crumbling ruins start to emerge. Tales of Kings and Queens, murder, civil unrest, moments that shocked and shaped Britain are revealed as these buildings are brought back to life.



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