'Renovation Island' Season 4: Bryan's acquisition of an RV upsets Sarah Baeumler
Another major renovation project has been undertaken by the Baeumlers. The new endeavor has forced them to collect their belongings from the Bahamas and relocate to their new Florida home, where they will most likely reside in an RV!
'Renovation Island's stars had relocated from Canada to Florida to be closer to their Caerula Mar Club resort. However, their new house isn't quite ready to move-in yet. Bryan and Sarah Baeumler are working on a full remodel of the 4,500-square-foot mansion in the new season of their show. As one would imagine, they face some significant hurdles as they strive to turn the 40-year-old ranch house into their new dream home.
The Baeumler family acquired a run-down hotel in the Bahamas a few years ago and rebuilt it into a luxury island resort. However, getting Caerula Mar Club up and going wasn't easy. In addition to the usual obstacles of a huge renovation project, Bryan and Sarah had to contend with a storm and a global pandemic. The resort is now open for business. While the Baeumlers have on-site management who oversees the hotel's day-to-day operations, they wanted to stay near their investment. This entailed leaving their native Canada for a fresh start in Wellington, Florida. Their most recent voyage is documented in Season 4 of HGTV's 'Renovation Island.'
The Baeumlers and their four children spent the early days of the Covid-19 outbreak at Caerula Mar Club on South Andros Island. However, full-time island life was not for them. The duo instead opted to sell their custom-built home in Canada and purchase a property in Wellington, Florida. Bryan and Sarah initially looked at the coastal property. However, they were unable to locate anything that satisfied their family's requirements. A real estate realtor recommended Wellington, a neighborhood located further inland and directly west of West Palm Beach. They found the perfect property there, a huge ranch-style home near stables that would allow their children to participate in their favorite horseback riding activities.
Another perk of living in Wellington? It has an adjacent airplane hangar as well as access to a communal airstrip. That's ideal for Bryan, who is training for his pilot's license. The family can easily make the one-hour trip to South Andros Island once he's certified. While the Baeumlers' large new house has many benefits, the couple has to knock it into shape before they can start living in it. Bryan stated that the house was "not pretty" when they acquired it, with overgrown landscaping and a dilapidated lanai. Despite its size, the property only has three bedrooms, not enough for a family of six. The Baeumlers revealed their ideas for their new home on the season premiere of 'Renovation Island.' In addition to remodeling the backyard and pool area and converting the hangar into a multi-functional space, they want to expand the common living areas and build bedrooms to suit all the children. A new and expansive master suite will also be housed in a second-storey extension.
It's a massive undertaking. The remodeling is compounded further by the fact that the Baeulmers had to sell their dream house in Canada. The entire family, especially the children, had conflicting views about relocating. More difficulties lie ahead. Later in the season, Bryan surprises Sarah by announcing that he has purchased an RV for the family to reside in while the house is being renovated. When her husband shows her the RV, Sarah exclaims, "This is midlife crisis, my love." He replies, saying, "We're going to need a somewhere to live at some point."
Given that they are still living out of suitcases and have stuff packed in their storage unit, Sarah isn't amused by the prospect of parking their newly acquired RV in the hangar, and calling it "home." Is it possible for Sarah and Bryan to reach an agreement on the RV? Find out in the new season of HGTV's 'Renovation Island,' which airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. Episodes are also available on Discovery+.