HGTV’s Property Brothers filming in Wilton
A special inside look at an upcoming show.
Filming has commenced at the Wilton home of Carlie and Drum Tardino-Smith for the upcoming season of HGTV’s hit show Property Brothers. Situated on a cul-de-sac off a long private drive in South Wilton, 11 Downe Lane, the circa 1925 character-filled house will shortly become the perfect home the Tardino-Smiths have been looking for.
We'll be featuring the house in the Sept/Oct STYLE issue of Wilton Magazine along with a Behind the Scenes interview with Jonathan and Drew.
“My first impression of this house was both love and hate. I loved what I knew it could be and hated what it would involve to get it there. My husband Drum was sold once we pulled in the driveway – the property is stunning,” said Mrs. Tardino-Smith. “It took three visits, some serious thought, the unwavering patience of the listing agent Katie, and the decision was made. This house has been asleep for a long time, it was time for us to breathe some new life into it – wake it up!”
The unique vintage cottage home was represented by Katie Nugent, a member of Marion Filley Team Advantage, with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties. With a love of historic houses, she became enamored with the property and knew a special buyer would make it a home. “Carlie began visualizing the potential of the space. She pictured transforming the sitting room into a dining room while turning the existing dining room into a playroom. In the kitchen, she imagined replacing the window seat with French doors to open ont the large, slate patio and into the backyard. I began to see that Carlie and Drum would be raising their family at 11 Downe Lane.”
About working with HGTV stars Drew and Jonathan Scott, Mrs. Tardino-Smith added, “Being on Property Brothers has been quite a ride. Making quick fire decisions on big ticket items has never been my forte but that’s the nature of this show. Once we realized the Property Brothers team understood our vision and had our best interests we began to ‘let go of the reigns’ and enjoy the process. To think that in as little as seven weeks our visions would be a reality is incredibly exciting!”