March 31, 2023

WESTON —  A pair not too long ago confirmed off their renovated dwelling and Weston in normal with the time 3 premiere of “In With the Previous,” a property renovation show on Magnolia Community.

On Jan. 11, the network aired its season 3 premiere, featuring the Philpott family’s household renovation, known as “Very little Weston Cabin.” The show also streams on Discovery+ and HBO Max.

“We’re content to put our small city of Weston, Connecticut, on the map so everybody is aware of it really is a lovely location to live,” Megan Philpott mentioned. 

Megan Philpott grew up in Westport, but moved to Colorado exactly where she lived until finally she was 25. Following coming again to Connecticut and obtaining a occupation, she achieved Brian Philpott, a California indigenous. The pair got married just after about five yrs, settling in their Weston property about 13 decades in the past. Now, the Philpotts have two daughters, Kate, 11 and Hannah, 8.

Receiving on Tv all started out in 2021. His spouse and children and friends were being interviewing for other HGTV-type demonstrates when they had been requested if they knew of anybody renovating a historic house and his brother informed them about the Philpotts’ designs to renovate their log cabin house, Brian Philpott explained.

The producers termed them, they interviewed and secured a spot on the demonstrate, he claimed. Filming began in May possibly 2021 and wrapped up in September 2022. 

Brian Philpott is a construction supervisor for the O’Dell Group in Westport that specializes in residential construction. In contrast to other reveals, the Philpotts did the renovations on their own for “In With the Previous,” however the O’Dell Team also helped them. 

“It’s not the sort of present in which they arrive and do it for you,” Brian Philpott claimed. 

Far too insert to the Westport relationship, Megan Philpott’s childhood best pal, Sarah Howell, was the architect for the renovated dwelling. 

The residence is nevertheless under renovation, the pair mentioned, but they have carried out much so much. It started off as a two-bedroom, a single-lavatory, 750-square-foot residence, and has transformed to have 3 bedrooms and two-and-a-fifty percent bogs at 1,800 square ft. 

It was initially crafted in the 1970s and sits on the remaining element of an original home from the 1600s, which was sold off part by section to build their neighborhood. 

Brian Philpott stated the final descendent from the unique household, Charlie Squire, requested a log cabin be created there, which he lived in for about 20 yrs till his demise. 

“The Squire name and the family members and the town ended up connected,” Brian Philpott said. 

A large amount of the house’s options use reclaimed things, these kinds of as the wood burning stove, the trim, furniture and the countertops manufactured out of an previous staircase. 

They even additional a entrance porch to match the aesthetic of a log cabin, and repainted it to be almost black alternatively of a muted brown. 

Brian Philpott reported 1 of the greatest parts about this present was that associates from the Weston and Westport group came collectively to do the job on the property. 

Megan Philpott mentioned when the generation crew showed up to movie, it was too much to handle, but enjoyable. 

“It was unquestionably really awkward, in the starting, as much as feeling relaxed although the digital camera was in your confront,” Megan Philpott stated. 

Also in contrast to other house renovation reveals, this one does not have a host and is additional documentary-design and style. She explained the producers would prompt them with a question and they would answer on their personal. 

Megan Philpott stated they did not know what the episode was heading to appear like just before it aired, as they failed to get a preview of it beforehand. 

“Viewing it, I feel they did an excellent job,” she said. “It definitely came out fantastically.”

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