McKibbens House HGTV Home Town BEFORE Makeover
For Sale A Cottage That Got a Makeover on HGTVs


Fans of Ben and Erin Napier’s hit show “Home Town” on HGTV will probably remember this sweet two-bedroom cottage that got a makeover in the second season.

It was known as “The McKibbens House” by locals, and Erin said, “This is one of those streets that just feels historic.” Ben added, “The whole line of oak trees, the street lamps — it’s just really special.

Now it’s on the market in Laurel, Mississippi, for $185,000, so let’s take a look back at the before and after photos that show its amazing transformation!

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A Cottage from HGTV’s “Home Town” For Sale in Laurel

Home Town logo HGTV
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It was the episode called “Banquette Dreams.” Via HGTV:

The McKibbens House, which had been the home of a local pastor and his wife for about 50 years, is a Craftsman cottage that was built in 1924.

It’s located on a beautiful oak-lined street in a neighborhood with a historic feel.

It had 2,600 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and was listed for $105,000. The exterior was a bit run-down, with a sagging metal awning and a front porch that had been enclosed with glass door and windows.

McKibbens House BEFORE Home Town Makeover
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Erin made a painting of the house to show the homeowners her vision for it:

Erin's painting on Home Town McKibbens House
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Here’s how the Cottage looked after the makeover on the show:

Home Town Banquette Dreams Cottage After Makeover
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The description for the episode says:

In Home Town’s Season 2 premiere, Ben and Erin help newcomers Mackenzie and Jim in their transition from Virginia to their new home in Laurel, Mississippi.

The couple has moved several times and are road-weary and homesick. They’re eager to put down roots and regain a sense of place and permanence in a new home and a welcoming town.

Home Town Banquette Dreams Cottage After Makeover
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Ben and Erin take the new homeowners inside
to show them how the cottage turned out (below):

Home Town Banquette Dreams Cottage After Makeover
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The Cottage in the Listing Today:

HGTV Home Town Cottage 1028 Euclid For Sale
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Erin Napier posted about the listing in her Instagram Stories:

Erin Napier Instagram Stories
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She wrote, “Remember this precious house from season 2? I miss the Hurts already, but they’re being transferred back home to Virginia for work. It’s going on the market. Only the second #hgtvhometown house to sell after 4 seasons!”

The Porch Was Enclosed Before:

front porch before Banquette Dreams Home Town
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The Porch in the Listing Today:

Cottage front porch HGTV Home Town
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Ben made the two individual porch swings for the Hurts:

Home Town Banquette Dreams Cottage After Makeover
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The Living Room Before:

Cottage Living Room Before Makeover on "Home Town"
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The Living Room Today:

HGTV Home Town Cottage 1028 Euclid
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The Bookcases Before:

Home Town Season 2 Ben and Erin Bookcases
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The Bookcases Lined with Wallpaper:

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The Fireplace Before:

Living room and dining room BEFORE makeover
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The Fireplace in the Listing Today:

HGTV Home Town Cottage 1028 Euclid
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The Dining Room Before:

Home Town Cottage Makeover Dining Room BEFORE
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After the wall was opened to the Kitchen:

Home Town Banquette Dreams Cottage After Makeover
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Ben and Erin giving the Hurts a tour of their newly remodeled cottage:

Ben and Erin Napier on Home Town HGTV
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The Kitchen Before:

Home Town McKibbens House Kitchen BEFORE
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The Kitchen After:

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The Banquette Ben Built for the Homeowners:

Home Town Banquette Dreams Cottage After Makeover
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The Kitchen Before:

Home Town McKibbens House Kitchen BEFORE
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The Kitchen at the End of the Episode:

HGTV Home Town McKibbens House After Makeover
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The Kitchen in the Listing Today:

HGTV Home Town Cottage 1028 Euclid
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The Cottage has 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, and 2,018 Square Feet.

HGTV Home Town McKibbens House After Makeover
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The listing says:

You may recognize this adorable cottage from the popular show, Home Town. This home is located on one of the prettiest streets in Laurel and boasts of major curb appeal and charm.

There are 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths and a den and office that could easily be turned into a 3rd bedroom if needed.

Gorgeous kitchen with tall cabinets, butcher block countertops, and an eat-in banquet. Don’t miss this opportunity!

HGTV Home Town Cottage 1028 Euclid
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In case you missed it, Erin gave us a tour of her own Craftsman cottage
back before they were on HGTV that you can see here:
Erin and Ben Napier on HGTV Home Town
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She also told us what it was like to film a pilot for HGTV,
with the behind-the-scenes scoop, here:

Erin and Ben Napier Home Town HGTV
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Have you read their book Make Something Good Today? Highly recommended!
(Amazon affiliate link)

Make Something Good Today Book by Erin Napier
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You can read more about the “Banquette Dreams” episode and see more photos on HGTV.com.
“Home Town” returns for a fourth season with 16 new episodes on January 20, so set your DVR!

HGTV Home Town Cottage 1028 Euclid
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Thanks to Red Fox Realty agent Kandace Monsivais for sharing the photos and information about this property. If you have a listing you think my readers would like to see, send it to me!

For more information about 1028 Euclid Avenue, check the listing
held by Kandace Monsivais. Photo credit: Dylan Stockstill.
I took screenshots from the episode for this post, which you can watch on Amazon.
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