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Houses with History

Houses with History

  • Premiered: 
    September 29, 2021
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  • Network: HGTV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Lifestyle
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Plot Synopsis

HOUSES WITH HISTORY is a one-hour docuseries that follows history buff Mike Lemieux, carpenter Rich Soares, and designer Jen Macdonald, as they save centuries-old properties in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Along the way, they share the homes' origin and renovation stories. In the series opener, "The One on the Cranberry Bog," Mike, Jen and Rich must decide if they are going to take on a 1735 Cape Cod with an "off-center" chimney and a stormy history or an 1830s Colonial home that is rumored to be the Old John Carver Inn. Mike and Rich explore both properties, discovering what's hidden behind old closed doors, inside damp basements and under original plank floorboards, before deciding on one to renovate for a modern family. After the selected home is restored and renovated, special guest Jonathan Knight walks through the finished home.

Season 2 of HOUSES WITH HISTORY premiered on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT on HGTV. The season opener, "The One with Mark Twain," features the restoration and renovation of an 1800's historic home in Fairhaven that was originally a potting shed on the Henry Huttleston Rogers estate. The property has a vibrant history associated with its original oil tycoon owner who was a close associate of John D. Rockefeller, benefactor of Helen Keller, and friend of Mark Twain. The new owners love the home's charming character including unique windows and original hand-carved woodwork, but they will task Mike, Rich and Jen to incorporate modern functionality and design in the kitchen, living spaces and main suite in order to make it their own.
After a 5.5-week break, HOUSES WITH HISTORY returned with new episodes at 8pm ET/PT on May 31, 2023 on a new night: Wednesdays. In the mid-season premiere, "The One with the Silent Movies," Mike, Jen and Rich look to preserve and renovate a historic home with ties to the silent movie era. The 1800s Cape-style home isn't family friendly, so the team restores and transforms the space with a touch of Hollywood glam for a modern family.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by High Noon Entertainment


  • - Plymouth, Massachusetts USA