'Love It or List It': David breaks dry spell with well-deserved win against Hilary, thanks to 4-bedroom home
David won the challenge with his 3200 square ft. 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home. It even had space for a guest room/ office space for Mark.
The last few episodes have been stellar for Hilary Farr, she beat co-and realtor David Visentin fair and square at most challenges on HGTV's 'Love It Or List It.' But this week you could sense she wasn't feeling it right from the word go. On their inspection tour, both Hilary and David listed the pros and cons of the house, which left them curious as to what could the couple -- Mark and Sharon -- want from them.
The British-Canadian designer called the house a 'money pit' that required renovation through and through. "This house has absolutely nothing going for it in terms of potential," she added. Meanwhile, David saw the good side of it and said that probably when the couple bought the house it had a charm to it -- cottage in the woods -- but he sensed they were "craving something different" and it's a brand new house.
Mark bought the 1979-built farmhouse 16 years ago when he was a bachelor and then he got married to Sharon. During the first few years they loved living in the house because it had a lot of space but then came the kids -- Noah & Max -- who took up all the extra room leaving their abode crammed. So basically, what they are looking at is open space, enough and more to fit in the family and pets.
Mark is convinced they need a new house, whereas Sharon believes that a bit of tweaking here and there would fix all their problems. The husband specifically pointed out how the kitchen needed more room because the island gets in the way of them trying to put together breakfast for themselves and the kids. He also had a complaint about the office space, which is clubbed with the laundry room and the counter space in it.
When Hilary and David were informed of the couple's preferences they got to work only to realize how tough it was. However, David was always ahead of Hilary with swanky, large in-budget houses on his list. Whereas Hilary was having a tough time trying to create bonus rooms and extra space for the kids. However, she did cement the barn floors and created a brand new entertainment space complete with a popcorn machine, fridge, shuffle table for the kids to hang out at.
David, however, won the challenge with his 3,200 square ft. 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home. It had space for a guest room/ office space for Mark. A bonus room for the kids, a dedicated laundry room, and a screened-in porch.
Mark and Sharon decided to 'list it' giving David a much-needed win.