HGTV Renews ‘Restored by the Fords’ Starring Pittsburgh Siblings

The finale showcasing Leanne and Steve Ford airs Tuesday, and the duo already are looking for more local houses to restore for the show’s second season.

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The freshman season of “Restored by the Fords” saw brother-and-sister team Leanne and Steve Ford refurbishing outdated houses everywhere from Upper St. Clair to Sewickley to the North Hills into designer showpieces.

And they’re set to do it again.

Last week, HGTV renewed “Restored by the Fords” for a second 14-episode season.

The siblings, who grew up in Upper St. Clair, told The Incline they were “ecstatic” over the news.

“We feel very lucky to be doing this where family is,” Leanne told the site. “Pittsburgh loves its own. We’re proud to be part of it (and) hopefully make them proud.”

An interior designer who spent years working in the fashion industry, Leanne, who splits time between Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, is in charge of creating a new look and floor plan for homes on the show.

Steve, a licensed contractor and the owner of Surf Pittsburgh, which offers wake surfing lessons on Pittsburgh’s three rivers, is in charge of executing his younger sister’s vision to maximize the charm and functionality of outdated properties.

“We specialize in taking quirky homes with odd layouts and turning them into the coolest and most contemporary places in town,” Leanne told Pittsburgh Magazine in May.

photo by alexandra ribar


Judges for Pittsburgh Magazine HOME’s 2018 Best of Design contest recently named an Oakmont home Leanne designed as winner in the Best Renovated Kitchen category. To check out the rustic yet timeless kitchen, owned by a former NFL player and his wife, visit here.

“Restored by the Fords,” which premiered in January, airs its season finale — in which the siblings give a rundown Victorian row house some street style — at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Filming for season two starts in May — and it could feature your home.

The show currently is casting for character-filled homes in need of an update. Homeowners must live within a 60-mile radius of Pittsburgh. To apply, click here.


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