The Build

The Build

12 Episodes

Popular US lifestyle television presenter Anthony Carrino converts a heritage listed firehouse. The historic property known as Hook and Ladder No. 3 in Jersey City, New Jersey that was once home to the city’s Engine 18. As designer, developer, and contractor Anthony Carrino converts the building into a single-family residence over the course of 6 months.

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The Build
  • Design, Planning & Demolition

    Episode 1

    There is a lot that goes into a home renovation from a homeowner’s perspective. In this episode we dive into design, planning, budgeting and getting bids from contractors…and then the demo begins!

  • Kitchen & Dining

    Episode 2

    How many times have we heard ‘The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home’? Well, its the truth! And the heart of this home is getting designed in Italy with Anthony’s long time kitchen supplier. Anthony also has a big surprise in store for Jacey…hopefully she says yes!

  • Living Room & Bar

    Episode 3

    The living room and bar are connected to the kitchen and dining area in the open concept part of the firehose floor plan, so the spaces need to work together to feel separated enough to define the space yet connected enough to have a cohesive design throughout the open concept. Anthony shares his...

  • Guest Suite & Powder Room

    Episode 4

    Creating a space for guests that is well designed and allows them to feel like they have a space all their own while they are at your house is a firm belief of Anthony’s. He also loves bold design choices for Powder Rooms!

  • Office & Garage

    Episode 5

    No firehouse is complete without a fire pole; Anthony takes this one to the next level with a fall-away floor in his office that leads down to the garage area…its as close to a superhero exit as you can get! We also look at the importance of good home office design, as he creates a space that ins...

  • The Master Suite

    Episode 6

    In this flipped living plan the master suite is on the ground floor. Learn how Anthony not only created an efficient space for bed, bath, closets and laundry, but also how he completely sound proofed it from the floor above!

  • The Roof Deck

    Episode 7

    The only thing better than outdoor space in a city, is outdoor space that doesn’t require a flight of stairs to get to! See how Anthony not only designed a beautiful roof deck, but how he connected it to the rest of the open concept part of his indoor living area. And he also takes you through hi...

  • Smart Home Choices & Setup

    Episode 8

    Ah technology, and the love/hate relationship we have with it! Anthony’s belief is home tech should make your life easier, period. The home is no place for tech just for tech’s sake, so we look at the choices he’s made and why.

  • Core Interior Systems & Exterior Facade

    Episode 9

    While not the sexiest episode, understanding the components that run your home and the efficiencies you can realize by making the right choices on day 1 is key to saving money over time by having equipment that both lasts, and runs efficiently. Anthony also has historic considerations because of ...

  • The Rental Unit

    Episode 10

    Having enough square footage to incorporate a rental unit is a great way to off-set expenses. Anthony takes you through his process from design to rental tenant.

  • Housewarming Party

    Episode 11

    Now that the project is complete Anthony & Jacey welcome family over to have a toast in the space and give them a tour of all the work they did to convert this firehouse into their home.

  • The Firehouse Project Recap

    Episode 12

    What would you have done different? Anything you would change? Anthony takes us through a full recap of the entire process and project.