Restoration Australia Season 1

  • Architecture, Building, Design, Lifestyle
  • 2015

Over two years, International Designer Sibella Court, follows the trials and tribulations of 7 groups of Australians committed to the daunting task of restoring heritage ruins into living homes. From Georgian mansions to colonial pug and pine huts, these Aussie battlers attempt to restore the buildings to their former glory.


Director Max Mackinnon
Director Susan Redden
Director Mark Stanforth
Director John Cherry
Executive Producer Margot Phillipson


Episode 1 Keith Hall

Built in 1885 by a stone mason from Aberdeen, Keith Hall is no more than a pile of granite. Clay is planning to rebuild the original building, manhandling the stone blocks entirely on his own. Presented by Sibella Court.

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Episode 2 Woodcot Park

Attempting to leave the ghosts of the Kinglake fires behind them, Jo and Marcus bought Woodcot Park. They find that they have taken on not only a restoration but also the ghost of the original Scottish owner.

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Episode 3 Harrington Street

The little shop at 121 Harrington Street is one of the oldest timber buildings left in Hobart. Vacant and derelict, it has been the victim of two arson attacks. To avoid demolition, owners Haydn and Penny need to act.

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Episode 4 Gervasoni Homestead

Marnie and Dale dream of converting ‘Gervasoni Homestead’ into a family home. But with the buildings near collapse and a modest budget, has the romance of these buildings gone to their heads?

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Episode 5 Emmaville

‘Emmaville’ could be the lost birth place of bush poet and composer Banjo Patterson. The cottage is precariously sited under threat from developers, and the Community must act quickly to save it.

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Episode 6 Keera Vale

Built in 1843 of convict bricks, Keera Vale has suffered severe damage and needs love and care. Jen and Harold have fallen for ‘the house on the hill’, but is love enough to save this grand old dame?

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Episode 7 Holowiliena

Holowiliena was settled in 1853 by the Warwick family and their descendants still live on the property. With no money or heritage skills, the Warwicks want to save the original settler’s buildings.

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