'Windy City Rehab' Season 3: Fans question Alison Victoria's sudden move of flipping house in LA
Host Alison Victoria helps a Los Angeles realtor restore a 1920s Hollywood Hills property in the third episode of the third season of 'Windy City Rehab.' Viewers of "Windy City" wonder how that works.
On the latest episode of 'Windy City Rehab,' designer Alison Victoria gives a property at 2307 N. Glower St in Los Angeles a makeover. Alison, the show's host, flies to sunny Los Angeles to help a realtor friend repair a derelict home in need of fresh life to escape the chilly Chicago winter. This is the first time a property outside of Chicago has been featured on the show, but it won't be the last. Victoria will be working on a loft in Atlanta next week, according to a preview for next week's show.
In January, who wouldn't rather sunbathe than shovel snow? Victoria explained that she had intended to spend part of the winter in LA and had approached her realtor acquaintance Michaela about a rental property, as well as a business possibility. The realtor and her spouse, landscape designer Luis, paid $1 million for the Spanish revival-styled home in Hollywood Hills, intending to renovate it.
Michaela wants Victoria to do what she does in Chicago and go do that with her in LA. The house, which was built in 1926 (or 1929, depending on whom you ask), crumbled after the last owner died. Squatters used to dwell in the house, Michaela explained. Post the rehab, Victoria brought two friends to visit the house because the team chose not to list it right away. The front yard was overflowing with greenery and flower beds. Outdoor tables and plenty of regions for sitting were added to walkways and patios. The cedar hot tub and the stunning views wowed the two friends. The white walls lightened the space inside, and the fountain and staircase drew the two guests' attention right away. From the foyer to the kitchen, arched doorways led from room to room, offering a clear sightline. In the next room, everything is a photo frame. Each arch brings you into a room that is a work of art.
The team spent $550,000 on renovations on top of the $1 million purchase price and planned to sell it for $2.6 million, though Michaela and Luis preferred to rent it out for the time being. Victoria said that she put $47,000 of her own money into the project and generated a 25% profit, albeit she did not explain how she did it.
Even though things worked out for Victoria, particularly after her most recent endeavor, in which she officially ended her former relationship with ex-business partner Donovan Eckhardt, fans are not pleased with her latest move. Fans of "Windy City" are questioning the show's credibility because they chose to move cities yet the title still says "Windy City" (Nickname for Chicago)!
Displeased viewers took it to Twitter and wrote: "Windy City Rehab is about Chicago, why are you in Cali flipping a house"
Windy City Rehab is about Chicago, why are you in Cali flipping a house 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️— Mr. Secure the Bag (@brandchino) May 6, 2022
Another user wrote: "……but if she’s no longer rehabbing homes in the Windy City, it can’t really be called #WindyCityRehab, can it?" Another said, "How can it be #windycityrehab if she's in LA?"
One of the fans of the show was not too keen on the home renovation show turning into an entire "flipping properties" program. They wrote: "Wait, it’s a flip?!?! That’s too bad. #WindyCityRehab"
Wait, it’s a flip?!?! That’s too bad. #WindyCityRehab— Carolyn Gordon (@CarolyngordonMo) May 6, 2022