Restoration Australia on ABC TV – In Series 5 of Restoration Australia, host and Architecture Professor, Anthony Burke follows the progress and pitfalls of single-minded restoration enthusiasts who stop at almost nothing to revitalise their beloved buildings.

Throughout the series, Anthony crosses the country providing expert commentary, wise counsel and timely support to owners as they grapple with the restoration of some of Australia’s most treasured old buildings.

Episode Five:

When Bob and Kristen buy a Hobart orphanage as an investment, they have no intention of restoring it. But, charmed by its size they do a U-turn and decide to take on the challenge of turning it into a family home.

But this institution is a hard beast to tame. The heritage features are buried beneath layers of shoddy building work and how do you bring warmth and laughter back to a building with a confronting past

Production credit: A Fremantle production for the ABC. Executive Producers: Brooke Bayvel and Michael Collett. ABC Executive Producer: Madeleine Hawcroft.

Restoration Australia – Sunday 13 August, 2023 at 7.30pm on ABC TV and ABC iview

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Restoration Australia on ABC