Houses of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

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Saturday, Jan 28 2012 by

Ever wondered where the houses and other projects by the US TV-show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are located?

Most of the houses and projects are now found by me and other members and can be seen on VGT.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EM:HE) is a reality television series providing home renovations for less fortunate families and community schools etc. The show is hosted by former model, carpenter and veteran television personality Ty Pennington.

Each episode features a family that has faced some sort of recent or ongoing hardship such as a natural disaster or a family member with a life-threatening illness, in need of new hope. The show’s producers coordinate with a local construction contractor, which then coordinates with various companies in the building trades for a makeover of the family’s home. This includes interior, exterior and landscaping, performed in seven days while the family is on vacation (paid for by the show’s producers) and documented in the episode. If the house is beyond repair, they replace it entirely. The show’s producers and crew film set and perform the makeover but do not pay for it. The materials and labor are donated. Many skilled and unskilled volunteers assist in the rapid construction of the house.

The series is produced by Endemol USA (the people behind Big Brother, Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal, Wipeout, and other reality shows) in association with Disney-ABC Television Group’s Greengrass Television. The current Executive Producers are Brady Connell and George Verschoor.

The program originally aired on Sunday evenings but was moved to Friday nights as of October 21, 2011. Upon the airing of its final episode in series form, it was ABC’s last series which aired solely in 4:3 standard definition and never converted to a high definition or widescreen presentation.

On December 15, 2011, ABC announced that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition would end its run on January 13, 2012. It will, however, continue to air as a special on the network.

Some of the houses were sold later on after the show because of the house owners couldn’t handle the new expences for their new big house.

The first house they built was this one of the Powers family:

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Powers family (StreetView)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Powers family

Begining of EM:HE is featured too at the Grommesh family. The the bus is parked outside the house with the crew around the bus and spectators behind the bus. Around the house at the road entrances you can see road blocks and crew vehicles.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Grommesh family (Google Maps)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Grommesh family

During the show there are these two files of the Tate Family and the Anders-Beatty familiy where the house is under construction:

Extreme makeover home edition. The Tate family (Birds Eye)
Extreme makeover home edition. The Tate family

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Anders-Beatty family (Google Maps)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Anders-Beatty family