Daryl Hall is a true renaissance man for all seasons, with his interests in music and home restoration the subjects of two different TV shows on four individual cable networks and national syndication. One could say he’s building that resume from the ground up as the record-setting musician displays his talents as a builder and designer on Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall, a new show debuting on Scripps Networks Interactive’s DIY Network in 2014. Hall and his manager Jonathan Wolfson are executive producers, and Michael Morrissey is the director.
Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall joins Live from Daryl’s House, his critically acclaimed, award-winning, web-to-cable series, which can currently be seen on Viacom’s high-def network Palladia, RFD-TV, FamilyNet and in national syndication. Production of Live from Daryl’s House, which has produced 62 episodes to date, resumes in the fall.
DIY Network, HGTV’s sister property, originally contacted Hall upon learning of his interest in vintage architecture. Daryl, who has previously restored a number of antique homes, including the 18th century farmhouse in Dutchess County, N.Y., where his Live from Daryl’s House regularly takes place, will tackle a late Georgian house circa 1780 located on the Fairfield-Litchfield County border of Connecticut, where DIY Network’s cameras will follow his progress on a weekly basis.
“The purpose of my new show is to restore an antique New England house, showing how it can be done in an authentic manner, keeping the original elements and making it consistent with the modern world,” said Hall. “I also want to feature the important community of crafts-people, who are expert in authentic restoration.”
In Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall, Hall plans to revive the quaint 1-bedroom into a new family home that was originally built by a widowed sea captain. His care in historically accurate restoration must be melded with the mandates of modernity and small town regulations. Hall will bring in a team of craftsmen he has worked with over the years. He also plans on involving the American College of Building Arts in Charleston, S.C., which is the only school in America with an accredited program in this field.
“This is yet another way of putting my creativity and my other passions aside from music out there, so they can all mix together, Hall added, "We have a legacy of unique antique architecture here in America. Unfortunately, in many cases, they have been let go, demolished or altered inconsistently to their original character.”